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    Kidney failure

    Overview

    In Ayurveda all Acharyas explain that Vrikka (Kidneys) are the mool of the Medoveh Srotas. Acharya Charak explained when this Medoveh srotas is vitiated then Asta Nindit rog (Atideergh, Atihriswa, Atiloma, Aloma, Atikrishna, Atigaur, Atisthool ewam Atikrish), Prameh Poorvaroov (Early signs and symptoms of diabetes related problems) occured. (Ref.: Ch.Su. 28/15)

    Acharya Charak explained Vapavahan (Omentum) as the second mool of Medoveh Srotas and Acharya Sushruta explained Kati (Buttocks) as the second mool. Acharya Chakrapani has called Vapavahan the seat of Meda. He names it Tailvartika. Acharya Gan nath Sen stated that Vapa (Great Omentum) is one of the four layers of the Peritoneum.

    Karan (Causes) of Medoveh Srotas Obstruction: Avyayam (Less physical activity), Diwa Swapn (Sleep in day time), Atibhakshan (Habit of excessive eating), Madh Sewan (Addiction of alcohol) (Ref.: Ch.Vi. 5/16)

    When medoveh srotas is vitiated then these Lakshan (Symptoms) can be present: Vidhasya Swedagaman (Excessive sweating), Snigdha angta (Slickness in the body), Talu shosh (Atrophy of the palate), Sthoolta (Obesity), Shoph (Edema), Pipasa (Thirst). (Re: Su.Sh. 9/12)

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    Kidney failure - 1Veda Ayurveda

    Kidney Failure / Renal Failure / Chronic renal failure / chronic kidney disease (CRF/CKD):

    The main function of the kidneys is to remove waste products and excess fluid from the body. These waste products and excess fluid are removed through the urine. Kidneys are also involved in regulating blood pressure, balancing the electrolyte levels, red blood cell production in the body and filtration of the blood.

    Each kidney contains millions of functioning units called nephrons, each of which is a microscopic filter for blood.

    The kidney disease is also known as chronic kidney disease or chronic renal disease; it is characterized by a gradual loss of functioning in both kidneys over a period of months and years. Initially there may not be any symptom but after a time period kidney functions can worsen drastically.

    Generally, most kidney/renal diseases attack the nephrons, causing them to lose their filtering capacity. Most kidney diseases destroy the nephrons slowly and silently.

    Renal failure Causes:

    There are numerous causes of kidney failure, in most cases; kidney failure is caused by other health problems that have done permanent damage to the kidneys little by little, over a period of time.

    Poorly controlled Diabetes and High blood pressure are the two most common causes of kidney disease.

    Renal failure Causes:

    There are numerous causes of kidney failure, in most cases; kidney failure is caused by other health problems that have done permanent damage to the kidneys little by little, over a period of time.

    Poorly controlled Diabetes and High blood pressure are the two most common causes of kidney disease.

    Kidney failure - 1Veda Ayurveda
    Kidney failure - 1Veda Ayurveda

    Kidney Failure / Renal Failure / Chronic renal failure / chronic kidney disease (CRF/CKD):

    The main function of the kidneys is to remove waste products and excess fluid from the body. These waste products and excess fluid are removed through the urine. Kidneys are also involved in regulating blood pressure, balancing the electrolyte levels, red blood cell production in the body and filtration of the blood.

    Each kidney contains millions of functioning units called nephrons, each of which is a microscopic filter for blood.

    The kidney disease is also known as chronic kidney disease or chronic renal disease; it is characterized by a gradual loss of functioning in both kidneys over a period of months and years. Initially there may not be any symptom but after a time period kidney functions can worsen drastically.

    Generally, most kidney/renal diseases attack the nephrons, causing them to lose their filtering capacity. Most kidney diseases destroy the nephrons slowly and silently.

    Renal failure Causes:

    There are numerous causes of kidney failure, in most cases; kidney failure is caused by other health problems that have done permanent damage to the kidneys little by little, over a period of time.

    Poorly controlled Diabetes and High blood pressure are the two most common causes of kidney disease.

    Kidney failure - 1Veda Ayurveda
    Kidney failure - 1Veda Ayurveda

    Renal failure symptoms:

    Initially kidney failure may not cause any symptom or it may remain asymptomatic. This problem gets worse slowly, and symptoms may not appear until the kidneys are badly damaged.

    These symptoms may occur if kidneys are beginning to fail:

    • Generalized swelling (edema) over feet and ankles
    • Lethargy
    • Weakness
    • Shortness of breath
    • Frequent cramping in the muscles
    • Fever (sometimes it can be constant and high)
    • Abnormal urine output
    • Persistent itching
    • Rash
    • Chest pain
    • Fatigue
    • Nausea and Vomiting
    • Loss of appetite (Not feeling hungry)
    • Congestive heart failure
    • High blood potassium (hyperkalemia)
    • Diarrhea
    • Disturbed sleep
    • Back pain
    • Nosebleeds
    • Generalized weakness due to anemia or low hemoglobin
    • Mental confusion
    • Abnormal heart rhythms – related to potassium imbalance
    • High blood pressure
    • A bad taste in the mouth
    • Feeling cold

    Diagnosis of kidney failure

    Final diagnosis of kidney failure and the degree of its damage and prognosis are decided on the basis of its clinical findings, sign, and symptoms and through lab investigations.

    The tests are as follows:

    Urine tests: In urine test measure the amount of protein, detect the presence of abnormal cells, or measure the concentration of electrolytes.

    • Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN) Test
    • Serum Creatinine
    • Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) Test: that measure the buildup of waste products in the blood.

    Imaging Tests:

    • Abdominal ultrasound
    • C.T. Scan
    • Kidney biopsy
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    Kidney failure - 1Veda Ayurveda

    Treatment of Kidney disease in Allopath:

    There are mainly three types of treatment for treating kidney failure, including:

    1. Hemodialysis
    2. Peritoneal dialysis and
    3. Kidney transplant

    People on dialysis have increased risk of heart attack:

    New research findings published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology show that uremic toxins, which are not removed by hemodialysis, increase heart attack risk.

    For more details click on this link: 

    http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-05/foas-msw053013.php

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    Ayurvedic view on kidney failure:

    As per Ayurveda, the kidneys are the part of Medoveh Srotas. The kidneys are made of the “Rakta” (Blood) and “Meda” (fats or Adipose tissue) dhatus; among the seven Dhatus which are explained in Ayurveda. Treating these two dhatus is also an effective way to treat the kidneys.

    In Ayurveda Urine is known as “Mootra” which is explained as Mala (excretory product) of the body. So almost all kidney related disorders occurs due to the disbalance or vitiation of the three Doshas (i.e. – Vata, Pitta and Kapha) if an obstruction or blockage is occurring in Medoveh Srotas, it may lead to damaging of kidney, ureter, etc.

    The damage to the tissues is contributed by the disbalance in the three doshas. Mainly the Vitiated Vata dosha and the Kapha dosha are responsible for the blockage of various channels of the Medo veh srotasa and lead to impaired functioning of the kidneys.

    Nidan: Vata vardhak Ahar-vihar sewan, Avyayam (Less physical activity), Diwa Swapn (Sleep in day time), Atibhakshan (Habit of excessive eating), Madh Sewan (Addiction of alcohol), including above mentioned causes.

    Samprapti: By taking above mention Nidan, Vata Dosha is vitiated which leads to vitiation in other Doshas, which creates problem in the filtration of kidneys, due to this obstruction / waste material does not properly come out from the kidney, which leads to renal problems.

    Nidan Sewan

    Vata Prakop leads to Tridosh prakop

    Vikrati in the filtration of Kidneys leads to obstruction of channels

    Renal Disease

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    Kidney failure - 1Veda Ayurveda

    Samprapti Ghatak:

    Dosh: Tridosh, Vaat Pradhan

    Dushya: Meda

    Srotas: Medoveh, Pranveh and Mootrveh

    Adhisthan: Vrikka

    Srotodushti Prakar: Sang

    Swabhav: Chirkari

    Sadhya-Asadhyata: Early Stage-Kricha Sadhya, Chronic- Asadhya

    Co-relation of Renal failure and Prameh: In renal failure treatment, always remember that treatment of obstruction in Medoveh srotas is important. As you can see that our ancient Acharyas have explained that due to the obstruction of Medoveh Srotas person can be affected with pre-symptoms of Prameh, so we can easily understand that Prameh and kidneys are connected with each other.

    Co-relation of Renal failure and High blood pressure: The kidneys filter our blood. The two kidneys filter about 120 to 150 quarts of blood to produce about 1 to 2 quarts of urine, composed of wastes and extra fluid. The urine flows from the kidneys to the bladder through tubes called ureters. The bladder stores urine. When the bladder empties, urine flows out of the body through a tube called the urethra, located at the bottom of the bladder. In men, the urethra is long, while in women it is short.

    Kidneys work at the microscopic level. The kidney is not one large filter. Each kidney is made up of about a million filtering units called nephrons. Each nephron filters a small amount of blood. The nephron includes a filter, called the glomerulus, and a tubule. The nephrons work through a two-step process. The glomerulus lets fluid and waste products pass through it; however, it prevents blood cells and large molecules, mostly proteins, from passing. The filtered fluid then passes through the tubule, which sends needed minerals back to the bloodstream and removes wastes. The final product becomes urine.

    High blood pressure can damage blood vessels in the kidneys, reducing their ability to work properly. When the force of blood flow is high, blood vessels stretch, so blood flows more easily. Eventually, this stretching scars and weakens blood vessels throughout the body, including those in the kidneys.

    If the kidney blood vessels are damaged, they may stop removing wastes and extra fluid from the body. Extra fluid in the blood vessels may then raise blood pressure even more, creating a dangerous cycle.

    So always remember these two factors along with Medoveh obstruction before treating the patient of renal failure.

    Treatment in Ayurveda:

    In the renal failure condition if the patient comes in start (when disease is diagnosed and patient come to take Ayurveda treatment without doing dialysis) then the Ayurveda treatment results are very effective. The urea, creatinine level can decrease more comfortably then. If patient comes after undergoing dialysis have a little tougher resolution. The patients those who are dependent on dialysis, however, can also have a good scope. With Ayurveda, the dialysis duration can increase effectively, and in the beginning phase of dialysis condition sometimes, the need for dialysis can be remedied through Ayurveda treatment. (Note: Results may vary from patient to patient or depend upon the severity of the disease.)

    Ayurveda has miraculous blend of natural medicinal herbs which rejuvenate the kidney tissues and also boost the effective production of urine output. We can also adopt Ayurveda Panchakarma treatment (Purification method) in renal patients. This procedure easily detoxes the body and opens the blockage. By the Panchakarma treatment, the toxins are expelled out of the body and improve the renal function. The Ayurvedic medicinal therapy is very effective in controlling the levels of urea and creatinine in patients of kidney disease and in improving kidney function in general.

    Kidney failure - 1Veda Ayurveda
    Kidney failure - 1Veda Ayurveda

    Ayurvedic view on kidney failure:

    As per Ayurveda, the kidneys are the part of Medoveh Srotas. The kidneys are made of the “Rakta” (Blood) and “Meda” (fats or Adipose tissue) dhatus; among the seven Dhatus which are explained in Ayurveda. Treating these two dhatus is also an effective way to treat the kidneys.

    In Ayurveda Urine is known as “Mootra” which is explained as Mala (excretory product) of the body. So almost all kidney related disorders occurs due to the disbalance or vitiation of the three Doshas (i.e. – Vata, Pitta and Kapha) if an obstruction or blockage is occurring in Medoveh Srotas, it may lead to damaging of kidney, ureter, etc.

    The damage to the tissues is contributed by the disbalance in the three doshas. Mainly the Vitiated Vata dosha and the Kapha dosha are responsible for the blockage of various channels of the Medo veh srotasa and lead to impaired functioning of the kidneys.

    Nidan: Vata vardhak Ahar-vihar sewan, Avyayam (Less physical activity), Diwa Swapn (Sleep in day time), Atibhakshan (Habit of excessive eating), Madh Sewan (Addiction of alcohol), including above mentioned causes.

    Samprapti: By taking above mention Nidan, Vata Dosha is vitiated which leads to vitiation in other Doshas, which creates problem in the filtration of kidneys, due to this obstruction / waste material does not properly come out from the kidney, which leads to renal problems.

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    Chikitsa Sutra:

    • Sansodhan Chikitsa: Mradu Swedan, Mradu Snehan, Niruh vasti.
    • Sansaman Chikitsa: Vatanuloman, Rasayan, Balya, Shamak mootral, Pachan

    Aushadh Yog:

    Always use Saumya yog in renal failure patients, as these are easily digestible for patient. Avoid using Ugra Ras Yogas in this condition.

    1. Ekal Ausadh: Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris), Varun (Crataeva nurvala), Sariva (Anantmool/ Hemidesmus indicus), Rakt Chandan (Pterocarpus santalinus), Palash (Butea monosperma), Shatavri (Asparagus racemosus).
    2. Shastrokt Ausadh: Punarnava Mandoor, Punarnavadi Guggul, Gokshuradi Guggul, Chandra Prabha Vati, Mandoor Bhasm, Mukta Shukti Pishti, Praval Pishti, Dhatri Lauh, Godanti Bhasma, Swarna Makshik Bhasma, Yasad Bhasma, Giloy Satva, Sarvato Bhadra Vati, Hajralyahood Bhasm, Swet Parpati, Panchatrin mool Kwath, Punarnava Ashtak Kwath, Aragwadh Kwath, Makoy Ark, Punarnava Ark / Kwath, Vasantkusumakar Ras, Swarn Basant Malti Ras etc.
    3. Adarsh Aushadh Chikitsa Patra:
      • Punarnavadi or Punarnava mool Churna- 500 mg
        Mandoor Bhasm – 125 mg
        Muktashukti Bhasm -125 mg
        Anantmool Churna or Raktachandan churna – 250 mg
        Varun Churna – 250 mg
        Palash Pushpa Churna – 500 mg
        With Sukhoshna (lukewarm) water: 2 times in a day
      • Makoy Ark 20 ml twice in a day
      • Sarvatobhadra vati 1 tablet at night with ½ cup cow milk.
      • If patient still has low Hemoglobin (Hb) level which does not increase with above treatment, you can add Punarnava Mandoor or Dhatri Lauh
      • If patient still has Prameh / Madhumeh, you can add Yasad Bhasm, Swarn Makshik Bhasm, Vasant kusumakar Ras
      • If patient is having Daurbalya (weakness) in excess Sarvatobhadra Vati, Shatavri Churna, Vasantkusumakar Ras, Swarn Basant Malti Ras.
      • If patient is suffering from repeated fever:
        • First go for Tap water sponging, it instantly reduces fever by 2-3 degrees.
        • Prepare some doses of Giloy Satva, Swarnmakshik Bhasm and Godanti Bhasm, to take all in equal quantity, and prescribe 500 mg – 1 gm dose of this combination in every 2 hours with the Anupan of Swang-Sheet Kwath of Nagarmotha or Pitta Papda Kashay 15 ml in dose, till fever does not reduce it can be used frequently, if it reduces, then use accordingly.
      • If patient suffers from urine retention:
        • Can prescribe Mootral yog like: Hajralyahood Bhasm, Swet Parvati, Gokshuradi Guggul, Chandra Prabha Vati, Punarnava Ashtak Kwath, Trin Panchmool Kwath.
        • Now a days most of the Ayurveda Doctors copy the trends of some other medicine systems which are completely against the Ayurveda concepts, Teevra mootral and normal mootral yogas should only prescribe when patient is having complete urine retention but in renal problem complete urine retention is not seen, muhur-muh mutra pravrati is present and mainly when we understand the main dosha and srotas involvement, then we can easily understand that there is no requirement of Mootral (Diuretic) medicines in this condition.
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    Kidney failure - 1Veda Ayurveda

    Panchakarma / Sodhan Chikitsa:

    Mradu Swedan (Sudation Therapy): In Ayurveda Mootra is explained as one of the Mala among the Three Mala (i.e. Mootra, Pureesh, Sweda), so if there is disturbance in the working of kidneys when waste material through urine not expels out properly, then through mradu swedan the dosh which moves towards shakha, comes back in its own place Kostha (Kostha is the main seat of dosha) and also all pores of skin is open, through it load of Kidney is slightly reduce. (Always remember the swedan should be very mradu in nature because the renal patients are having very Alpa Bala.)

    Vasti: In this disease patients commonly face the problem of Kosthbadhta (constipation), in which case we can administer Niruh / Kashay vasti of Erand Tail, Go-mutra and Varun Kwath/Ark, or we can give Amaltas Kwath Kashay Vasti in this condition. This vasti is also helpful for samany mradu sodhan because Amaltas has Tridoshaghn, Rasayan and Mradu Rechak qualities.

    Abhyanga/Bahay Snehan: If patient is having Rukshta (dryness) and Kandu (itching) in the body you can go for vatashamak oil like: Mahanarayan oil for reducing dryness and coconut oil for reducing itching. Vatashamak oil can be applied before Swedan procedure. The Abhyanga should be done by applying very light force.

    Other Procedure: Also adopt Avgah Swed, Paad Swed as per requirement.

    Pathya-Apathya (Diet and Lifestyle changes in Kidney failure): In kidney failure, must monitor the amount of fluid and certain nutrients that the patient takes each day. Also monitor the patient’s urine output.

    In Kidney failure, the diet should be proper and should be dependent upon the treatment plan. Most people who suffer from renal failure need to limit:

    • Fluid
    • Potassium
    • Phosphorus
    • Sodium

    Fluid: Too much fluid intake can cause swelling, high blood pressure, heart problem and trouble breathing. Patient should also need to cut back on some foods that contain a lot of water. Soups and foods that melt, such as ice or ice cream have a lot of water in them. Many fruits and vegetables are also high in water content.

    Potassium: In renal failure, the kidneys cannot easily remove potassium from the blood. So, don’t take foods high in potassium, it may need to be consumed in limited quantities.

    Potassium rich foods: Beans, bananas, yogurt or curd, cantaloupe or muskmelon, potatoes, sweet potatoes, spinach, apricots, fish, mushroom, Kiwi fruit, pomegranates, grapes, orange, litchi, mango, guava, etc.

    Phosphorus: Phosphorus is a mineral found in many foods. It is associated with calcium and vitamin D metabolism to keep bones healthy. During renal failure phosphorus can build in patient’s blood. Too much phosphorus is called hyperphosphatemia. It can lead to bone disease, which causes weak bones / osteoporosis that break easily or fracture.

    Phosphorus rich food: Eggs, meat, fish, milk, cheese, lentils, beans, chocolates, carbonated drinks, etc.

    Sodium: Sodium helps to keep the right amount of fluid in blood. When kidneys are not working, sodium can build up in the blood. When this happens, the body holds on to too much water. This can make blood pressure too high.

    Use these tips to limit sodium in your diet: Do not add salt in food when cooking or at the table, try to use rock salt (Sendha namak) in very less quantity.

    Avoid seafood, tomato, eggplant, spices, pickles, beverage like black tea, coffee, tea, beer, wine etc.

    Apart from above dietary instructions, renal patient should not use alcohol, tobacco, oily, spicy, packaged and frozen foods, junk-food, and heavy food like beans, chick peas, etc.

    Advice to Patient for these things:

    • Regular physical activity according to capacity
    • Maintaining a positive attitude in every situation
    • Meditation
    • Use vegetables and fruits like:Pumpkin, luffa / Ridge gourd, gourd, cucumber, papaya, watermelon (avoid in sugar patients), cow milk, betel leaves (without using kattha and choona – catechu and lime) — it is good for heart and also increases salivation which is helpful for digestion– coconut water, etc.
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    Kidney failure - 1Veda Ayurveda

    By adopting our Ayurveda treatment, renal failure patient can get these benefits:

    • Reduced swelling and suffering
    • Controlled Sr. Creatinine and Urea
    • Improved Quality of Life
    • Safety from complications