FACTS FOR AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR KIDNEY FAILURE Renal failure is resultant of many other disorders in body and to cure this disease first of all history of the patient is important. HISTORY History of the patient reveals about the state of the patient and state of the disease in the body, it includes family history, medical and personal history. With this information, physician is able to make proper diagnosis of the disease. family history is also important. Present Complaints When patient goes to a physician, discussing current symptoms along with history is important. Whether patient feels any kind of uneasiness in body, difficulty in any body part, indigestion, breathlessness, unable to walk or unable to speak etc. Even the minor complaints are important to assess the disease and plan treatment. These complaints may help physician to reach to a perfect diagnosis. Don’t ignore any simple complaint as occasional headache even. Please do communicate with your doctor. Chief Complaints What chief complaint patient is complaining about we need to know. Few symptoms like continuous and persisting pain in abdomen, frequent micturition since one week, numbness in lower limbs etc. should not be missed. Making a Ayurveda Diagnosis is Important From Ayurvedic point of view what is the diagnosis of the disease, knowing about it is equally important as the treatment of the disease. Physical examination of the Patient Physical examination is very important factor to reach the diagnosis of a disease. It includes the following : Inspection of the patient. Palpation and Interrogation to the patient. Pedal edema Tongue examination Pulse examination (for OPD patients only) Investigations – Medical Investigations are important to make a proper diagnosis. Laboratory investigations as well as another diagnostic test like USG, CT, MRI etc. In Kidney failure Urea, Creatinine, Uric acid, Sodium, Potassium levels are de-arranged. You may find only proteinuria in initial stages of disease. For Ayurvedic treatment for kidney failure, we would require the following details: For patients who are not on dialysis, we require the following information- Blood Urea, Creatinine Lipid Profile, CBC, Thyroid Profile, Liver function Test For Diabetic Patients we require- All blood reports stated above along with HbA1c levels, Serum Insulin, Urine routine examination For dialysis patients we require - Before dialysis weight After dialysis weight This will help to assess weight gain between the two consecutive dialysis sessions. We might me able to reduce frequency of dialysis in the near future. Weight gained means the amount of water collected in our belly as kidney is not able to make enough amount of urine. With ayurvedic medicine for kidney, failure kidneys will start filtering blood and urine output will increase & the patient will observe negligible weight gain before dialysis. Before dialysis Urea & Creatinine- This is a remarkable test without which kidney function can’t be determined. Pre dialysis Urea & Creatinine will decrease with our Ayurvedic treatment for kidney failure. Urine Output in 24 hours tells about the current scenario of the patient’s kidneys whether kidney is able to perform its function of filtration. Recent Ultrasound- It will clearly depict about the kidney size, if any shrinkage is there. It will help to analyze patient conditions much better and how much time needed to recover. Patients with kidney size 10 cm will recover early than a patient with kidney size of 7 cm. Kidneys do shrink when they don’t work that’s the universal law. For all patients, we also require tongue’s image to assess the dosha imbalance and, Accordingly we advise Ayurvedic Medicine. This is a important feature where we use technology which help a doctor to prescribe right medicines. AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR KIDNEY FAILURE- mode of treatment • Removing the cause is the main motive • Panchakarma treatments- Massage , Oleation Therapy, Hot Fomentation, Medicated Enemas according to Dosha imbalance. For patients who can stay at our place, we plan Panchakarma treatment which helps in reducing Creatinine & cleansing of intestines. • Ayurvedic Drugs for Kidney failure • KIDNEY CARE KADHA (herbal decoction), PUNNARNAV PLUS (Punnarva), NEPHRO-ACTIVE PLUS (Tribulus) • Diuretics • PUNNARNAV PLUS(Punnarva), NEPHRO-ACTIVE PLUS(TRIBULUS) K stone capsules Important things to be included in Diet Grains- Type of rice according to season such as Red rice, Brown rice, Old rice Pulses-Split green gram soup (Moong) Fruits-Watermelon, Dates, Coconut, Emblica( Amla) Vegetables- Sweet gourd (Petha), Cucumber, Amaranthus (Chaulai) Fats- Clarified butter (ghee), Certain meats, Drinks- Buttermilk, Cowmilk Sweets- Jaggery powder We at Dr. Aggarwal’s Ayurvedic Panchakarma & Research Centre take detailed history of patient & accordingly plan individual treatment.