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Renal Failure: What Is It?

Chronic kidney disease is a deteriorating condition of the kidneys attributed to various factors. When renal function is compromised to the extent where kidney replacement is necessary, kidney failure has occurred. Different forms of treatment options such as usage of diuretics, low sodium diet, electrolyte maintenance, hemodialysis or kidney transplantation are executed in the conventional method of treatment.

What exactly happens in Renal failure?

  • Not enough blood flows through your kidneys to filter it.

  • A condition like diabetes, which causes high blood sugar, damages your kidney.

  • High blood pressure glomerulonephritis (lupus is one condition that damages the small filters in the kidneys)

  • polycystic kidney disease.

  • A kidney stone or scar tissue is blocking your kidney (blocking just ONE kidney typically does not result in renal failure)


The signs of Renal failure are frequently relatively modest, and patients may have noticeably impaired kidney function without even being aware of it. Depending on how severe the kidney failure is, how rapidly it is progressing, and what is causing it, the symptoms can vary.

Acute (sudden) and chronic (over time) renal failure are the two basic forms.

Acute Kidney Injury (AKI), sometimes referred to as Acute Renal Failure, is a condition in which the kidneys suddenly stop removing waste from the blood.

AKI symptoms include:

  • Edema, or swelling, affects the hands, feet, and face.

  • internal bleeding, convulsions, and coma

  • blood pressure which is high.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD; formerly known as Chronic Renal Failure - CRF) develops gradually and exhibits minimal symptoms in the beginning.

Before kidney function drops to 20% or below, a patient with CKD may not exhibit any symptoms. At that point, these indicators could show up:

  • blood and urine tests far from normal

  • blood pressure will be high.

  • weight loss without cause

  • Anaemia 

  • nausea ,vomiting 

  • metal taste in your mouth 

  • hunger loss

  • breathing difficulties

  • numbness, and tingling

  • confusion, coma, seizures

  • itching ,fatigue

  • muscular jerking and cramping

  • weak, easily broken bones

  • edema (swelling) in the hands, feet, and face

  • difficulty sleeping

Treatment for Kidney Failure with Ayurveda 

  • Varuna, Gokshur, Ginger, Triphala, and Turmeric are a few of the single Ayurvedic drugs and spices that have helped prevent renal failure. They don't have any negative side effects due to their inherent qualities.

  • Fresh fruits and vegetables, juices, judicious amounts of water or medicated water, and coconut water are just a few of the dietary adjustments that might help the kidneys perform better.

  • The vegetarian diet should be chosen because eating an animal-based diet will make the issues currently present worse.

  • Since lifestyle has an impact on the condition, it must also be changed. It is imperative to lead an active lifestyle. Moderate form of exercise, breathing regimen and yoga should be made a part of the daily regimen.

  • Proper ayurvedic management includes- oral medication with drugs like Gokshuradi guggulu, Chandraprabha, Varunadi kwatha, Punarnavadi Kwath, Medopachak yoga, various medicated ghees, panchakarma like Vaman therapy, Viddhakarma etc are usually prescribed according to the state and stage of the disease. Ayurvedic treatments can be used as standalone treatment or adjuvant to modern management to reduce the necessity or intensity of hemodialysis or kidney transplantation altogether. A lot of research is ongoing that has proven the efficacy of Ayurvedic management of CKD and RENAL failure too. 

If you have any kidney related symptoms, get a free consultation with our experts now.


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