Chronic Kidney Disease Ayurvedic treatment
We at HimVeda successfully treat Chronic kidney disease (CKD) with Ayurvedic medicines. The medicines have to be taken at home along with a strict diet.
Basic blood tests, like serum creatinine, urea, etc., are advised before starting the medicine and repeated two weeks later with the same lab.
A mild improvement in blood tests is expected in 2 weeks. Strong results will be evident in 1-2 months.
For those on dialysis, tests can be repeated even after a week. It’s a little tricky to compare urea/creatinine levels in dialysis patients. So the tests will be done the same number of hours before and after dialysis each time.
The dependence on dialysis (frequency and duration) is reduced and can also be stopped in due course of time. Recovery will be faster in those who follow proper diet and lifestyle.
So are you ready to follow the diet and lifestyle as prescribed by us following Ayurvedic shastras?
Procedure to receive treatment:
You can call us on 9736853285 between 11 am to 6 pm, and we will connect you to Dr. Guleria. If he cannot talk due to his busy schedule, we will arrange a call back at a more appropriate time.
After the discussion, you can share your reports on the same no. as guided by the doctor. Once he has reviewed the reports and feels that good results are expected, an appointment can be arranged if you wish to visit the clinic. Or else the medicines can be parcelled to your address after a detailed discussion with the doctor on the phone.
Personalised treatment approach:
Each patient is different and will require a different treatment approach. The choice of medicines, dietary changes, and the results expected depends on the following considerations:
- Prakriti or taseer (body type) of the patient. This will be assessed by asking a set of questions.
- Associated diseases
Diseases like diabetes, and hypertension are usually associated with CKD
People of all ages can get CKD.
- The extent of kidney shrinkage
The average kidney size is 10-12 cm. Usually, the kidney shrinks in CKD. The greater the shrinkage, the more difficult it becomes to treat chronic kidney disease. We have treated kidneys with sizes as less as 6.7 cm. The size up to which we can give good results depends on age, physical strength, and other associated diseases.
- Blood creatinine levels. Our medicine works best up to creatinine levels 8-10. But we have treated cases with levels as high as 15. Sometimes if, due to high levels, the patient’s condition is critical, we will ask the patient to go for dialysis and then come to us once the levels come down to 8-10.
- Low Hb is usually found and comes to normal once the medicine is started. If it is critically low, we ask for a blood transfusion at an allopathic facility before starting our treatment.
So there are many variables in CKD, and we cannot claim to treat every case successfully. From time to time, we will have to refuse treatments to patients if we believe it will not give much results.
What is chronic kidney disease in Ayurveda?
According to Ayurveda, urine formation starts in the intestine, although filtration occurs in the kidneys. An imbalance of agni (fire element ) disturbs the formation and filtration of urine; Malformed urine accumulates wastes in the body. This unwanted accumulation is known as ‘ama sanchaya’ (toxin accumulation) in Ayurveda. This ‘ama’ accumulation manifests as –
- loss of appetite
- puffiness around the eyes
- excess water (in the later stages)
- abnormal values of creatinine, Urea, GFR, etc.
Depending on different factors, damage at different filtration apparatus levels can occur.
Diet and lifestyle:
The main aim is to increase the agni while keeping the medicines as soft on the body as possible, as the kidney is an organ derived from the mother, according to Ayurvedic shastras.
- Milk and milk products like dahi (yogurt)
- Seeds and nuts
- Nonveg items like meat, fish, and eggs
- Hot spices’ pepper, chilies, etc.
- Less wheat/ brown bread ( as it is heavy to digest)
- Junk foods, white sugar, refined foods like maida, etc.
- Rice after removing starch
- Diluted lassi (buttermilk) is the only allowed milk product
- Water processed with berberis/cumin seeds
- Do not forcibly hold the urge to pass urine or stools (vegadharana)
- Avoid daytime sleep except when very sick
- Avoid heavy meals after dark
- Hot water fomentation over the kidney area is advised.
- Vajrasana (thunderbolt pose)after food