Is there a treatment for kidney failure?
Kidney failure, which is also known as renal failure, is a condition when the kidneys are no longer in a condition to function properly and cannot perform their work anymore, that is, to eliminate waste products from the blood.
An instant decline in the functions of the kidney is known as acute kidney failure. This condition develops real quick in over a day or even a few hours and most of the time it happens in people who are seriously ill already.
Generally, kidney failure occurs as the 5th or final stage of chronic kidney disease which is also known as ‘end-stage kidney disease,’ this happens when nearly 90% functions of the kidney have been lost.
Causes of Kidney Failure
Generally, kidney failure is caused by various other health problems that have severely damaged the kidneys slowly and slowly throughout several years, the health problems include-
- Diabetes, the most common cause of kidney failure
- High blood pressure, the second commonest cause
- Autoimmune diseases, like IgA nephropathy and lupus
- Genetic diseases that are passed down from one or both parents like polycystic kidney disease
- Nephrotic syndrome
- Problems in the urinary tract, such as kidney stones
- Smoking tobacco
- Drinking excess alcohol (not more than 1 drink for a woman in a day, and not more than 2 drinks for a man in a day).
An important point to know is that the above-mentioned health problems don’t always lead to chronic kidney disease or to kidney failure. Some few times a kidney disease called acute kidney injury (AKI) can also become the reason for kidney failure. Such types of kidney failure occur quickly, normally within two days, and the majority of the time it occurs in people who are already being hospitalized for some or other health problems. Acute Kidney Injury is also known as acute renal failure or acute kidney failure.
Consult with the doctor regarding how a person can help their kidneys to work for as long as possible.
Symptoms Of Kidney Failure
Kidney failure doesn’t just occur overnight. Kidney failure results in the continuous loss of kidney function. There are some people that don’t even get to know that they are having kidney disease until they are on the verge of failing. And why is that so? Because people with early stages of kidney disease might not see any symptoms. They generally come into notice usually when they are in the progression stages of the disease and this might include-
- trouble sleeping
- weight loss
- poor appetite
- muscle cramps especially in the legs
- trouble sleeping
- swelling of the ankles or feet
- anemia (a low blood count)
Healthy kidneys function to remove extra fluid and wastes from the blood. However, when the kidneys fail, excess fluid and waste get accumulated in the blood and make a person feel sick. Once a person begins ayurvedic treatment for kidney failure, their symptoms will improve, and they will start to feel much better than before.
Ways to prevent Kidney Failure
Taking certain steps or precautions might decrease the risk of developing kidney failure in a person. In addition, preventive measures include the following-
- maintaining a healthy weight
- treating urinary tract infections to prevent kidney damage
- stopping smoking
- limiting alcohol intake
- eating a healthful diet
- exercising for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week
How to cope with Kidney Failure?
A person learning that they are suffering from kidney failure can be a big shock, even if they have known for a long period of time that their kidneys were not functioning well. A person might feel anxious or sad.
In order to cope with kidney failure, a person must reach out to the health care experts or to their family, community, or friends. They all can help make changes to feel the best while one gets dialysis and might be waiting for a kidney transplant.
For a person to feel their best the doctors will recommend that they-
- Get ayurvedic treatment done, and eat all the medications on time.
- Have visits with a nephrologist.
- Meet with a dietitian to help create and follow an eating plan which is kidney-friendly.
- Maintain a healthy blood pressure level. Doctors might prescribe blood pressure medicines.
- Keep a check on blood sugar levels if suffering from diabetes.
- Stay active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week.
- Drink alcohol in limit and quit tobacco or smoking.
- Learn about kidney disease and mental health.
Ayurvedic Treatment For Kidney Failure
Kidney failure ayurvedic treatment for kidney disease majorly focuses on strengthening the kidneys, restoring its function, and improving their filtration capacity. Also, it reduces the need for dialysis or kidney transplantation.
There are a whole lot of herbs are present that works as an alternative treatment for kidney failures such as Gokshur (Tribulus Terrestris), Punarnava (Boerrhavia diffuse), Kaasni (Chicorium intybus), Bhumi Amla (Phyllanthus niruri), and Varun (Crataeva nurvala), etc.