Category: Chronic Kidney Failure

Natural Cure For Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

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ABSTRACT

In this article our main topic of discussion is hemolytic uremic syndrome. As this disease is characterized by involvement of multiple systems of our body with the presence of various complaints. Early identification and beginning of the best supportive treatment protocol as early as possible might result in favorable outcomes in most of the patients. So let’s start putting some rays of limelight on this topic.

hemolytic uremic syndrome

INTRODUCTION

Hemolytic uremic syndrome is a combination of blood disorders in which there is presence of low red blood cell and platelets count associated with acute renal failure. In this condition the small blood vessels of kidneys become inflamed and damaged. Due to the formation of inflammation in blood vessels it will block the filtration of blood inside kidneys that leads to a life threatening situation such as kidney failure.

As per ayurveda hemolytic uremic syndrome comes under “rakta pitta in mutra vaha srotas” (channels involving urinary system with presence of hemolytic disorders.)

COMMON CAUSES

These are the main causes (nidan as per ayurveda) that results in formation of an ailment.

  • Most common cause of HUS is the presence of infection in the alimentary tract and in most of the cases it is due to E.coli infection.
  • Persistent diarrhea
  • Infection of upper respiratory tract.
  • Underlying autoimmune disorders
  • Due to certain genetic mutations
  • Use of carcinogenic medications in excess amounts.
  • Presence of infectious disease:
  • HIV (human immunodeficiency virus)
  • Influenza
  • Pneumonia
  • Intake of immunosuppressant medications.

As per ayurveda main causes of hemolytic uremic syndrome, that lead to formation of a pathology in mutravaha srotas are explained in the below mentioned verse.

ancient references

(Charaka. Viman 5/20)

  • When a person do consumption of water, food and coitus during natural urge of micturition (urination)
  • Suppress his/her urge of micturition deliberately for a longer period of time.
  • When a person is lean & thin.
  • Due to external injury to the body.

CLINICAL FEATURES:

It includes the signs and symptoms. A symptom means the general complaints along with which patients present in front of the physician. Signs: It means what a physician notices himself by observing the patient’s condition.

The signs and symptoms of hemolytic uremic syndrome may vary from mild to severe ones.

  • Hematuria (presence of blood in urine)
  • Presence of abdominal pain
  • Bloating
  • Vomiting
  • Lethargy
  • Fever
  • Persistent diarrhea that might contain blood
  • Oliguria (decreased urination)
  • Pallor
  • Edema over dependent parts of the body such as ankle, extremities etc.
  • Muscle cramps and body ache.
  • Weakness.
  • Weight loss
  • Pain in lower back.
  • Urine looks abnormal in color and has a frothy/foamy appearance.
  • Sleep cycle disturbance.
  • Swelling under the eye area.

According to Ayurveda

ancient references

This verse explains that- Mutravaha srotas (urine forming channels) have their main seat in ‘basti’ (urinary bladder) and ‘vankshan’. Common complaints patient feel are as follow:

  • Ati sarishtam ati vibadham (over excretion or complete obstruction of urine)
  • Prakupitam alpam alpam bhikshnam (formed urine will be vitiated and diminished in amount)
  • Bahlam sashulam (thick urine with ache)

Risk factors:

It includes the factors responsible for increasing the chance of developing an ailment in the body.

  • This disease is seen more prominently in children below 5 years of age and in adults over 65 years of age.
  • Hypertension
  • Epilepsy
  • Cardiovascular ailments
  • Coma
  • Chronic renal diseases
  • Cardiac arrest

DIAGNOSIS

It means how we can identify the disease. There are various methods:

  • General physical examination of patients by using inspection techniques.
  • Proper history taking.
  • Laboratory findings. It Includes:
      • Complete blood count test.
      • Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) test.
      • Renal function test
    Reference Units
    Blood urea nitrogen(BUN) 5-25 mg/dl
    Creatinine 0.3-1.4 mg/dl
    Uric acid 2.5-7.0 mg/dl

MANAGEMENT

Treatment in modern system of medicine:

Supportive care:

  • Antihypertensive Medications.
  • Maintaining proper level of fluid and electrolyte therapy
  • Blood Transfusions
  • In advance cases- kidney dialysis is recommended.

As these above mentioned treatment modalities will just give a symptomatic relief to the patient. So we need to use ayurveda as it is an ancient most healing system which was originated in India over thousands of years ago that focuses on maintaining a balance between the body and mind by considering the “tridoshas theory” (3 most important energies in the body- vata, pitta & kapha) or “panchamahabhuta theory” (5 essential component for life) — akash (sky), vayu (air), agni (fire), jal (water), prithvi (earth)

Ayurvedic treatment

Ayurveda offers various herbal & natural formulations that will help you in preventing complications of hemolytic uremic syndrome as it believes in going on to the root level of disease. It focuses on doing prakriti analysis of each and every patient, and then uses those medications that will suit the individual prakriti.

  • Our acharya explains certain best dravyas known as “Agray dravya”
  • To treat retention of urine (mutra krich) and vitiated vata  dosha
  • Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris) is the best herbal drug mentioned in our text.

Herbal remedies for Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome by planet ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda is a leading herbal manufacturing unit serving mankind with their 100% organic products free from preservatives and chemical agents, made under the supervision of ayurveda experts. They offer various herbal formulations to be used in hemolytic uremic syndrome. Some of them are as follows:

Revive kidney Pack

This pack contains 4 herbal formulations they are as follow:

  1. Mutrakrichantak Churna
  2. Punarnava  Mandur
  3. Varunadi Vati
  4. Rencure Formula
  5. Chandanadi vatirevive-kidney-pack

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PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION

1. Mutrakrichantak Churna

This powdered form herbal formulation contains herbs like gokshur (Tribulus terrestris), bhumi Amla (Phyllanthus niruri), varun (Crataeva nurvala) etc. Herbs present in this churan works on balancing tridosha (elevated energies), thus they are very good in maintaining healthy renal functioning and assist very profoundly in prevention of deterioration of hemolytic uremic syndrome.

Dosage: 1 Teaspoonful twice daily with plain water.

2. Punarnava Mandur

This herbal formulations contain various indian herbs such as punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa), pippali (Piper longum), maricha (Piper nigrum), amalaki (Emblica officinalis), mandoor bhasma (Ferric oxide calx) etc. This formulation is very effective in managing digestion related issues which a patient of  hemolytic uremic syndrome generally complaints about.

Dosage: 1 tablet two times a day with lukewarm water.

3. Varunadi Vati

This herbal formulation contains various herbs such as guggul (Commiphora mukul), gokshura (Tribulus terrestris), varun (Crataeva nurvala), punarnava             (Boerhavia diffusa) etc. It helps in relieving pain, keeps kidney functioning healthy and regular. So it is a great choice in patients suffering from hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS)

Dosage: 2 Tablets, thrice daily with plain water after meals.

4. Rencure Formula

This herbal formulation contains potent herbs like punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), varun (Crataeva nurvala), palaash (Butea monosperma), kasni (Cichorium intybus), etc. These herbs are tridoshahar (help to relieve tridosha imbalance) as they have madhur (sweet), tikta (bitter) and kashaya (astringent) taste that reduce pitta dosha. Also these herbs are ushan (hot potency) in property so helps in decreasing kapha-vata doshas. So this herbal formula has very efficacious results in patients suffering from hemolytic uremic syndrome.

Dosage: 2 Capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.

Beside revive kidney care pack; some other useful herbal formulations in hemolytic uremic syndrome are as follow:

  1. Plato Plan Syrup
  2. Kutajghan Vati
  3. Reno Plan Syrup

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1. Plato Plan Syrup

This herbal formulation contains herbs such as eranda karkati (Carica papaya), giloy (tinospora cordifolia), ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), amalaki (Embilica officinalis), draksha (Vitis vinifera) etc. All the herbs present in this are enriched with immuno modulatory action, thus assisting in elevation of the immunity power of the body. It also helps in raising the platelet count due to its integral properties.

Dosage: 2 teaspoons twice daily.

2. Kutajghan Vati

This herbal formulation contains pure and standardized extract of kutaj (Holarrhena antidysenterica). This herb is a natural anti-diarrheal drug mentioned in our classical texts. As the patient of hemolytic uremic syndrome suffers from the problem of persistent diarrhea this herbal formulation works very generously in combating this symptom of hemolytic uremic syndrome.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice daily with plain water after meals.

3. Reno Plan Syrup

This herbal syrup contains punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri), gokshura (Tribulus terrestris), varuna (Crataeva nurvala), root extract of kash (Saccharum spontaneum), root extract of ikshu (Saccharum officinarum) etc. Herbs present in this work as a very good diuretic and clears out all the impurities present in the renal system of our body helps in dealing with symptoms of oliguria or hematuria which a patient of hemolytic uremic syndrome usually suffers.

Dosage: 1 teaspoon two times daily after meal.

CONCLUSION

Now we can conclude that with Ayurvedic herbs we can surely prevent the complication of hemolytic uremic syndrome very efficiently, if we consume herbal formulation in adequate amounts as guided by a physician along with proper dietary regime. So you can choose planet ayurveda for the ayurvedic treatment. It is a leading manufacturing unit serving mankind by using principles of ayurveda. In case of any query kindly visit www.PlanetAyurveda.com

Ayurvedic Treatment of Kidney Disorders – Avoid Dialysis

Overview

Kidneys are reddish-brown bean shaped organs in our body. It is located on both sides in the retroperitoneal space at a slightly oblique angle. Right kidney is slightly lower than the left kidney and also smaller in size than the left. Kidneys receive about 1300ml of blood per minute. Kidneys contain approximately one million Nephrons, which is the structural and functional unit of kidneys. The main functions of kidneys are to filtration the blood and excrete the waste products through urine and maintain electrolyte balance in our body. In this article we will discuss the Ayurvedic Aspect of Kidney Disorders.

Introduction

Kidney disorders means your kidneys are unable to filtrate the blood normally or unable to remove the waste particles from our body. Kidney problems include various health conditions such as glomerulonephritis, polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, ureteric stones, chronic kidney disease, urinary tract infections, nephrotic syndrome and ultimately leads to kidney failure.

Kidney disease affects the body system badly. It will affect the body’s ability to filter the blood and extra water from your body and hampers the blood pressure. It also affects the red cell production and vitamin D metabolism. In kidney disorders our kidneys are not able to excrete out the waste from the body. So that the waste products and fluid can build up in your body and cause swelling in your ankles, face.

kidney failure

Etiology/Causes

Kidney disorders are generally caused in these conditions

  • Diabetes
  • Family history
  • Recurrent kidney infections
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Cardiac disorders
  • Aging
  • Any kidney injury
  • Drug toxicity
  • Smoking
  • Prolonged obstruction of urinary tract due to any ureteric stone or prostatitis or cancers

Clinical Features/Signs and Symptoms

Kidney disorders easily go unnoticed until the symptoms become severe. So the common clinical features of kidney disorders are:

  • Poor appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fluid retention
  • Constant fatigue
  • Increase or decrease in the frequency of urine
  • Hyponatraemia (decrease sodium level in blood)
  • Hyperkalemia (rise in potassium level in the blood)

Ayurvedic Aspect of Kidneys

In Ayurveda we termed kidneys as Vrikka. Vrikka is made from rakta (blood) and medha (fat) dhatu. Vrikka is the source for Medovaha strotas. So anything which affects the Rakta and Medha dhatu will affect the functioning of the kidneys and one example for this is Prameha (Diabetes). When kapha dosha blocks the strotas (channels) i.e. mutravaha strotras which further leads to various kidney problems. Now we will discuss the Raktavaha and Medovaha strotas dushti.

Raktavaha Strota Dusthi (Blocked Blood Channels)

Causes Of Vitiated Raktavaha Strotas1

Kidney Failure

This shaloka states that when a person eats unfavourable or contaminated food, consumption of excessive hot or liquid food stuffs, excessive exposure to sun and fire and wind then raktavaha strota get vitiated and cause kidney disorder.

Medovaha Strotas Dusthi (Vitiated Fat Tissue)

Causes of Medovaha Strotas Dusti2

Kidney Failure Treatment

This shaloka states that the medovaha strotas are affected due to lack of exercise, day sleep, intake of too much fatty food and excessive alcohol consumption.

Treatment for Vrikka Roga (Kidney Disorders)

Ayurveda is a part of ancient traditional medicine which is derived from knowledge and wisdom of Ayurvedic Acharyas and this path has served the patients since 5000 years. Ayurveda is the ancient and pure form of treatment which treats the disease from its root cause.

This ancient pathway treats the patients without any side effects. Allopathy doctors believe that kidney disorders are neither reversible nor they do have permanent treatment. They said that disease progress could be slowed but after reaching the end stage the only solution for this disease lies in dialysis and at last kidney transplant.

But Ayurvedic experts believe that kidney diseases are not only reversible but also treatable if detected earlier. Ayurveda divides the human body according to doshas (vata, pitta, kapha) and dhatus (rasa, rakta, mansa, meda, asthi, majja, sukra). Unlike allopath, Ayurveda doesn’t focus on treating the symptoms of the disease but also treats the whole body. For the treatment of kidney disorders we have to manage or open or clear the blocked channels of Raktavaha and Medovaha strotas

Treatment of Vitiated Raktavaha Strotas3

Kidney Failure Herbal Remedies

This shloka states that in the diseases caused by vitiated Raktavaha strotas (kidney disorders) one should do the treatment which evacuates the blood and do procedures like purgation, fasting and blood-letting.

Treatment of Vitiated Medovaha Strotas4

Kidney Failure Herbal Remedies

Above quoted shaloka means that for this condition we should do emesis, purgation, blood-letting, physical exercise, fasting, sudation, herbal formulated smoking. Use of haritaki (Terminalia chebula) powder with honey and mostly use rough food grain.

At Last We Have To Follow Pathya or Apathya Ahara-Vihar To Manage This Disease

Pathya Ahara (Favourbale Food)

People Who Are Suffering From This Condition Must Follow The Following Diet Chart

  • Red rice
  • Wheat
  • Raddish
  • Ochra
  • Goat milk
  • Ghrit
  • Amla (Emblica officinalis)
  • Banana
  • Grapes
  • Coconut water
  • Jaggery

Apathya Ahara (Unfavourable Food)

Patients Must Avoid Following Food Items

  • Tila (Sesamum indicum)
  • Urada (Vigna mungo)
  • Kulthi (Macrotyloma uniflorum)
  • Curd
  • Salt
  • Sour products
  • Avoid fish consumption

Pathya Vihara (Favourable Lifestyle)

One Must Follow This Lifestyle for Managing Kidney Disorders

  • Do light exercises
  • Morning and evening walk
  • Apply sandalwood paste over body
  • Detoxification of body by vamana (induced vomiting)
  • Get exposure to cold wind

Apathya Vihara (Unfavourable Lifestyle)

One Must Avoid These

  • Exposure to sunlight and fire
  • Suppresses the natural urges
  • Heavy exercise
  • Sudation therapy

Some Yogasana And Pranayama Are Also Helpful In Kidney Disorders. Some of the Yogasana and Pranayama Are

Yogasana

  • Chakraasana
  • Gomukhasana
  • Vajrasana
  • Dhanurasana

Pranayaamas

  • Bhastrika pranayama
  • Kapalabhati
  • Nadi shudhi

These Asana Are Followed By 5 Minutes Of Shavasana. These Must Be Done For Approx 5-10 Minutes.

Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda provides herbal products for the treatment of kidney disorders.This is the manufacturing company which manufactures various herbal products for the treatment of various disorders. These herbal products are made from pure and standardized products of natural and potential herbs and made under the guidance of expert ayurvedic physicians. These are 100% natural and vegetarian products. All these herbal products are made from natural herbs with ancient time tested formulas.

Planet Ayurveda provides 2 packs for kidney disorders.

  1. Revive kidneys pack
  2. Revive kidneys pack for advanced stages

1. Revive Kidneys Pack

Herbal Remedies for Kidney Failure

Herbal Remedies for Kidney Failure

This Pack is Beneficial in Mild Symptoms of Kidney Disorders.

This Pack Includes

  1. Varunadi vati
  2. Mutrakrichantak churna
  3. Rencure formula
  4. Punarnava mandoor

2. Revive Kidneys Pack for Advanced Stages

Herbs for Kidney Failure

Herbal Remedies for Kidney Failure

This Pack Is Helpful In Severe Cases of Kidney Problems

This Pack Includes

  1. Mutrakrichantak churna
  2. Varunadi vati
  3. Rencure formula
  4. Punarnava capsules
  5. Phyllanthus niruri
  6. Echinacea capsules
  7. Nephralka capsules

Conclusion

At last we concluded that by following these ayurvedic regimens one can get permanent relief from kidney diseases. As said above that according to allopath kidney disorders are irreversible and have no permanent treatment. But in Ayurveda there is a treatment for kidney disorders without any side effects. These herbal remedies are very effective in the Treatment of Kidney Disorders and save patients from harmful dialysis and transplantation procedures.

References

  1. Charaka vimansthan 5/13
  2. Charaka vimansthan 5/15
  3. Charaka sutrasthan 24/18
  4. Charaka sutrasthan 23/8-9