Kidney Disease

For many years, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have listed kidney disease as one of the top 10 causes of death by disease. End-stage renal (kidney) disease (ESRD) is growing at a rate of 4-8% each year. According to statistics compiled by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), kidney conditions such as inflammation, kidney stones, and cancer affected over 2.5 million persons.

The conventional belief is that kidney disease is genetically predisposed; while all this is true the kidney's health mainly depends on the general health & harmony of the whole body. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a long-term condition where the kidneys do not work as well as normal in filtering waste products from the blood. One of the reasons why CKD can lead to an increased risk is that the kidneys play an important role in regulating blood pressure, so damage to the kidneys can lead to the worsening of pre-existing hypertension (high blood pressure).

Risk factors for CKD include:

  • Hypertension, which in turn is associated with obesity, lack of exercise, smoking, eating high levels of salt, increasing age, having a family history of hypertension, stress.
  • Diabetes type 1 and type 2

Most people may not have any severe symptoms until their kidney disease is advanced. However, you may notice that you:

  • feel more tired and have less energy
  • have trouble sleeping
  • have puffiness around your eyes, especially in the morning
  • have trouble concentrating
  • have muscle cramping at night
  • have dry, itchy skin
  • have a poor appetite
  • have swollen feet and ankles
  • need to urinate more often, especially at night
Anyone can get chronic kidney disease at any age. However, some people are more likely than others to develop kidney disease. You may have an increased risk for kidney disease if you:

  • have diabetes
  • have a family history of chronic kidney disease
  • have high blood pressure
  • are older

Effective treatment of kidney disease can prevent the condition from getting worse. Effective treatment will depend on the stage of CKD and can involve making lifestyle changes including stopping smoking and increasing your activity levels, and in some cases taking medication to control blood pressure and lower cholesterol levels. Our protocol halts the further progress of CKD & stimulates self-repairing of kidney.

Prevention and risk factors

Identify patients at risk for CKD based upon a directed medical and surgical history including co-morbidities (e.g. diabetes, cardiovascular disease [CVD]) and dietary, social, demographic and cultural factors, a review of symptoms, and physical examination. Populations at increased risk include those with:

  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension with or without CVD
  • A family history of kidney disease

Note: Age > 60 years is associated with an increased risk of impaired kidney function, but evidence is insufficient to recommend screening solely on the basis of age.

Investigation

It is recommended that physicians screen at-risk populations every 1-2 years depending upon clinical circumstances (e.g. yearly for persons with diabetes) using serum creatinine and random urine tests (macroscopic / microscopic urinalysis and ACR). Estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) is the best marker for CKD and is computed from the serum creatinine.

Diagnosis and staging of CKD


Determining the cause of CKD

Impaired kidney function is often multi-factorial. If possible, determine a primary cause of kidney disease in all patients. Kidney ultrasound is a useful examination to identify polycystic kidney disease, cancer, stones, and obstruction.

Supporting patient self-management

People with CKD have better outcomes if they take an active role in the management of their own condition and they should be encouraged to do so.

As described above CRF (chronic renal failure) has multifactorial causes leading to form a complex disease involving multiple organs. Homoeopathy follows an individualistic approach towards patients suffering from CRF. We believe that every individual is different and thus a full in-depth case study is the first step. Then referring to the risk factors the individual was subjected too, a particular line of treatment is adopted. The usual conventional treatment provides only palliation, with time transplant in most cases is the only option left. On the other hand our deep acting constitutional medicine cure the disease in depth helping by reviving the lost renal functions.
At bodhin, treatment offers you not only relief from your symptoms but also removing the root cause of disease & strengthening your immune system to prevent relapses.

 
 

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