Kidney disease resulting in damage to the glomeruli is known as Minimal change disease. It is known as minimal change disease because the pathological changes in the kidneys are not visible under regular microscope. Not many people might be aware about this condition and hence we will be discussing all the details of the disease and its management through herbal remedies offered by Planet Ayurveda.
There are other names as well for Minimal change disease (MCD) like nil disease and lipoid nephrosis. Minimal change disease is the glomerular disease that results in destruction in the glomerulus (filtering units inside kidney) which causes depletion in intravascular volume and edema due to intense proteinuria. It causes nephrotic syndrome which usually affects children however adults can suffer from this disease too. Only the powerful microscopes or electron microscopes can be used to see the histopathologic changes in the glomeruli in Minimal change disease.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
Signs and symptoms appear much earlier in Minimal change disease than any other glomerular disease. The major complaints that generally arises are-
- Leakage of large amount of protein in urine results in its foamy appearance
- Different body parts start to swell up like ankles, around the eyes area, etc. This is due to fluid buildup in body
- This building up of fluid results in increased body weight
- Other symptoms of nephrotic syndrome like loss of protein in blood, increased level of lipids and fat in blood and edema
The cause behind the MCD in children is not known and is termed as idiopathic however in adults it is usually caused due to some other ongoing disease or long term use of certain drugs. It is termed as secondary disease and the other causes can be allergic reactions, tumors, viral infection and long term use of non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs or specific pain killers.
Doctors will first go for the medical history in which signs and symptoms will points towards kidney disease and further examinations will confirm the diagnosis of MCD.
These tests are
- Urine test for protein or blood in urine
- Blood test will reveal high level of lipids
- GFR or Glomerular filtration rate
- Biopsy of kidneys
Conventional treatment for Minimal change disease includes use of corticosteroids. However some children might not be responsive to this treatment and are known to suffer from steroid resistant nephrotic syndrome. Also the negative effects of steroids are usually known which make one doubtful to use it for long term especially for children. Here Ayurveda can come as a ray of hope in the lives of children suffering from MCD. Ayurveda deals with the treatment of diseases through herbal remedies and other natural processes.
HERBAL REMEDIES BY PLANET AYURVEDA
Planet Ayurveda is a well known brand in the field of herbal pharmaceuticals that deals in the production of herbal medicines and products which are free from all kinds of preservatives, chemicals, additives, colors, dye, fillers or yeast. All the products are purely vegetarian and organic and completely safe for any age group to be taken. Strict supervision of MD Ayurveda doctors is always there during the production of medicines and ancient Ayurveda literature and laws are also followed.
Planet Ayurveda has been serving the suffering people for more than two decades not only in India but in other parts of the world as well. There are several distributors of Planet Ayurveda which are located within India and outside India. For MCD also Planet Ayurveda offers a combination of herbal medicines which work synergistically to treat the disease from its roots.
Revive Kidneys Pack
- Mutrakrichantak churna
- Rencure formula
- Varunadi vati
- Punarnava mandur
1. Mutrakrichantak Churna
Medicinal herbs like Varun (Crataeva nurvala), Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris), Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Shirish (Albizia lebbeck), Shigru (Moringa oleifera), Kaasni (Cichorium intybus), Apamarg (Achyranthes aspera) and Bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri) are used in the formulation of Mutrakrichantak churna. This herbal churna helps in treating all kinds of ailments of disease by preventing protein loss, lowering creatinine levels and acting as diuretic.
Dosage– Take 1 teaspoon twice daily after meals with plain water
2. Rencure formula
It is the combination of the Palaash (Butea monosperma), Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris), Kaasni (Cichorium intybus), Varun (Crataeva nurvala), Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa) etc. Standardized extract of all the herbs are used to work together to treat ailments like proteinuria, high creatinine level, low urine output, prevent destruction of the glomeruli and maintain healthy functioning of the kidneys.
Dosage– Take 2 capsules twice daily after meals with plain water
3. Varunadi Vati
These herbal tablets are full of medicinal properties like diuretic, analgesic, and anti inflammatory which helps in maintaining healthy kidney functioning. Varunadi vati is prepared from Varun (Crataeva nurvala), Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Shuddha guggul (Commiphora mukul), and Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris).
Dosage– Take 2 tablets twice daily after meals with plain water
4. Punarnava Mandur
This is the classical Ayurvedic preparation which has been used since ancient times to treat various diseases. Punarnava mandur is a herbo-mineral combination which helps in relieving inflammation of the glomeruli, promotes healthy blood circulation, and prevents loss of protein in the urine. It is prepared from Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Pippali (Piper longum), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Maricha (Piper nigrum) and Mandur bhasma (Ferric oxide calx).
Dosage– Take 2 tablets twice daily after meals with plain water
5. CHANDANADI VATI
It is a classical herbal formulation. It is very helpful in maintaining kidneys health. It is used since centuries for providing the cooling effect in the body. It is also good for healthy gut.
2 tablets twice daily with warm water after meals.
Minimal change disease is the commonest cause of the nephrotic syndrome in children however adults are also not immune from this disease. Steroids used conventionally for treating this condition can further cause damage to the body when given for long term. Hence, it becomes difficult to select the mode of treatment for one’s child. But as the herbal remedies offered by Planet Ayurveda are purely natural and organic with being equally effective, this mode of treatment comes as a ray of hope in such a patient’s life. Not only the medicines but also otherwise try to minimize the use of any kind of artificial or chemically prepared things in your daily life.