Herbal Remedies for Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD)
ADPKD is a “Genetic disorder” caused by a mutation in genes. It is a painful disease that impacts the quality of life. It is a progressive disease and the symptoms worsen over time. There are so many genetic disorders like Huntington’s disease, Sickle cell Anemia, Cystic Fibrosis, Hemophilia, etc. Now we are going to discuss in detail about ADPKD and its management in Ayurveda with herbal formulations.
What is ADPKD?
ADPKD is an “Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease” in which a tiny group of cysts develops predominantly within the kidneys causing them to enlarge and gradually start losing its function with time. The Kidneys get enlarged like a football as the average size of a typical kidney is a human fist.
Ayurvedic Aspect of ADPKD?
As per Ayurveda, the root cause of all the diseases is Tridosha i.e Vata, Pitta, and Kapha .we can correlate ADPKD with Vrikka rog. The doshas which are mainly affected are Vata and Kapha. In ADPKD, the symptoms like headache, back pain, feeling of fullness in the abdomen is due to the vitiation of Vata dosha and kidney stones, kidney failure like symptoms are due to vitiation of both the doshas.
What are the Signs and Symptoms of ADPKD?
The Symptoms of ADPKD are as follows:-
- High blood pressure
- Back or side pain
- Blood in your urine
- The feeling of fullness in the abdomen
- Increased size of the abdomen due to enlarged kidneys
- Kidney stones
- Kidney failure
- Urinary tract or kidney infections
What are the Causes of ADPKD?
The main cause of the ADPKD is “Genetic Mutation”. The genes which are commonly affected are PKD1 and PKD2.
What are the Types of ADPKD?
On the basis of genes affected, ADPKD is of two types:-
Both types have the same symptoms but it gets more severe in PKD1.
What is the Diagnosis of ADPKD?
- Ultrasound is the most common and widely used method for ADPKD patients. The findings are enlarged echo texture of kidneys with multiple small cysts and Kidney stones etc.
- Renal functions test (serum creatinine, blood urea nitrogen, etc.) should be done.
What is the General Treatment available for ADPKD?
- In modern science, there is no cure for ADPKD but the disease is manageable With Symptomatic treatment. The symptoms like high BP, Pain, and UTI can be treated with Medications. If the Condition Worsens and Kidneys are unable to function properly then the Patient goes for Dialysis and Kidney Transplant.
- As per Ayurveda, the management of ADPKD is through Ayurvedic herbs and formulations which directly acts on the renal system and helps in reducing the serum Creatinine level and also maintains the overall health of the patient.
Herbal Remedies for ADPKD from Planet Ayurveda
Planet Ayurveda, one of the leading and trusted herbal manufacturers across the globe, manufactures the herbal supplements using the best quality herbs under the strict supervision of the Ayurveda experts and following the strict principles of Ayurveda. They are having the following formulations and Herbs for the management of ADPKD.
- Mutrakrichantak churna
- Nephralka capsule
- Punarnava mandoor
- Phyllanthus niruri
- Kanchnaar guggul
- Reno plan syrup
- Loknath Ras
1. Mutrakrichantak Churna
This herbal formulation is made by using Gokshura (Tribulus Terrestris), Varun (Crataeva Nurvala) Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Kaasni (Cichorium intybus ), Bhumi Amla (Phyllanthus niruri), Shirish (Albizia lebbeck), etc which helps in decreasing the serum creatinine and blood urea level.
Dosage : 1 tsp twice daily with normal water and for best result Boil 1 Teaspoonful in 400ml water until it remains 50-60ml. Strain and drink it.
2. Nephralka Capsule
It contains the extract of Bhumi Amla (Phyllanthus Niruri), Kaalmegha (Andrographis Paniculata), mooli satva (Raphanus Raphanistrum), etc which is helpful in kidney infections and neutralizes all the ill effects of toxins in the kidney and control blood pressure.
Dosage : capsules, twice a day, with plain water, after meals.
3. Punarnava Mandoor
It mainly consists of Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Shunti (Zingiber officinale), Pippali (PiperLongum), Maricha (Piper Nigrum), Amalaki (Emblica Officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Chavya (Piper Retrofractum), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Vidanga (Embelia Ribes), Chitrak Mool (Plumbago zeylanica), Mandoor Bhasma (Boerhavia diffusa) which helps to maintain water balance in the body and helpful in preventing the progression of renal failure.
Dosage: 2 tablets twice or thrice daily with plain water after meals
4. Phyllanthus Niruri
It is the safe herbal formulation prepared from the standardized extract of Phyllanthus niruri (Bhumi Amla) which is having the antihypertensive property that helps in maintaining the blood pressure.
Dosage : 1-2 capsules twice daily after meals with plain water.
5. Kanchnaar Guggul
It consists of Kachnaar bark (Bauhinia Variegata), Trikatu, Triphala, and Varun (Crataeva Nurvala) which helps in reducing the cysts form in the kidneys and maintaining the renal filtration rate.
Dosage : 2 tablets twice or thrice daily after meals with plain water
6. Reno Plan Syrup
It consists of Bhumi Amla (Phyllanthus niruri), Varun (Crataeva Nurvala), Kaalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), Gorukhmundi (Sphaeranthus indicus), etc. which helps to clear kidney stones and maintains the water balance in the body.
Dosage : 1-2 tsp twice a day after meals with plain water
7. Loknath Ras
It consists of Shudh Parad, Shudh Gandhaka, Bhasma of various minerals like Abhraka, Loha, Tamra, etc. and Nagavalli Swarasa which helps in reducing the formation of cysts and having an anti-inflammatory property which helps in balancing Vata dosha.
Dosage : 1 tab twice daily after meals with plain water.
1. Varuna (Crataeva Nurvala)
It is the best herb to cure kidney-related symptoms. It aggravates the pitta dosha in the body due to which it pacifies Vata and Kapha dosha and treats kidney stones etc.
2. Gokshura (Tribulus Terrestris)
This herb is very helpful in treating UTI. It pacifies Vata dosha in the body and helpful in treating symptoms like Headache, back pain, etc.
3. Punarnava (Boerhaavia Diffusais)
It has Diuretic property and balances Vata and Kapha dosha which is very helpful in treating symptoms like kidney failure and UTI etc.
4. Bhumi Amla (Phyllanthus Niruri)
It is indicated in high BP, Kidney stones due to its hypotensive and diuretic property.
5. Darbha (Desmostachya Bipinnata)
This is the safe herb used to treat kidney disease symptoms and helps in reducing serum creatinine levels also.
6. Kalmegha (Andrographis Paniculata)
It is a safe herb that is having anti-inflammatory action and is an Immune booster which helps in maintaining the overall health of the patient and treats pain.
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ADPKD is a chronic and complex disorder of the kidney to be treated. However, with regular consumption of the herbal formulations, it can be managed naturally and these Ayurvedic medicines do not cause any type of side effects even when taken for long term.