DIET TO AVOID DIALYSIS AND HELPS TO FIGHT CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE
Kidney failure is caused by so many underlying diseases mainly blood pressure, diabetes, drugs, auto-immune disorders, cysts, stones and infections. There are certain things which should be followed in kidney failure. The most important thing is that the underlying disease should be taken care of properly and the same diet should be followed. Suppose the kidney failure is due to Diabetes, the anti-diabetes diet is recommended. If the renal failure is due to blood pressure, the low salt, blood pressure controlling diet is recommended. In general there is no specific diet for renal failure but there are some things which must be kept in mind.
Avoid too much protein intake as this may increase the urea and creatinine levels. Avoid too many greens or herbal supplements. These may increase the potassium levels. Herbal remedies mentioned at the end of this page are useful in reducing creatinine levels and avoid dialysis and can be used even during the dialysis to keep urea, creatinine at the lower end and reduce dialysis frequency and sometimes getting rid of the dialysis completely.
Dialysis is an artificial way of doing some of the work of the kidneys, but it cannot replace the natural function of the kidneys. If you are on dialysis you need to carefully regulate your kidney diet.
All the information about diet for patients in the early stage of kidney failure applies to dialysis and transplant patients, especially the information on potassium, phosphate, and sodium. Regardless of your state of health, you can almost always improve your condition by trouble-free measures such as not smoking, eating healthily, and exercising regularly. Such measures will help you lose weight if you are overweight.
Weight loss is a problem that causes particular concern in kidney failure. This is usually because patients are not eating enough protein and energy-providing food. Malnourished people lose weight and muscle mass. Malnutrition can enlarge with patients on either haemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis. Dieticians monitor renal patients for any signs of malnutrition.
Obesity can cause practical problems for people on dialysis. Overweight people with fat arms can have particular problems with access for haemodialysis. Their veins can be difficult to reach, or weak, and therefore difficult to make a fistula from. Peritoneal dialysis is less likely to work for patients who have a fat or distended tummy.
Overweight patients should refer to a dietician for advice. Reversing obesity will not care kidney failure, but it will bring significant health benefits. Some patients lose their appetite and you may be asked to increase your food intake to prevent malnutrition from developing. Pay special attention to specific aspects of kidney diet and nutrition such as your intake of iron, phosphate and calcium, potassium, protein, sodium, and vitamins, all discussed in this section. Check with your dietician if you are unsure about any aspect of your renal diet.
Many people with kidney failure suffer from anemia. One of the causes of anemia is a low level of iron in the body. If you have low iron levels you may need to take medication.
Phosphate and Calcium
Phosphate and calcium affect the health of the bones. When a person has kidney failure, the calcium level in their body tends to be too low and the phosphate level too high.
Treatment for kidney patients aims to raise blood calcium levels and lower blood phosphate levels. This can be achieved by moderating the phosphate content of your diet, by adequate dialysis, and by the use of a phosphate binder taken with meals.
However, it is difficult to cut down on phosphate intake without also lowering protein intake.
If potassium levels in the blood are too high, the heart can stop beating. Low potassium levels may cause arrhythmias.
The dietician will try to find out if a patient is eating anything that might lead to a high level of potassium. Haemodialysis patients might have to avoid such high-potassium foods as chocolate, and moderate their intake of other potassium-containing foods such as bananas. Peritoneal dialysis patients rarely need to restrict their potassium intake.
Protein is an essential nutrient that enables the body to build muscles and repair itself. It also helps the body to fight infection. The main sources of protein in our diet are meat, fish, dairy products, eggs, and vegetables such as peas, beans, and lentils. Low levels of protein can lead to malnutrition, fluid retention and a reduction in the body's ability to fight infections. When protein is used by the body waste products are formed and enter the blood. One of these wastes is called urea. Normal healthy kidneys are good at getting rid of urea. Failing kidneys are not good at this, but kidney patients should still eat protein. When the time for dialysis draws closer, some patients do not feel as hungry as they used to, and some food, particularly meat products, may taste 'funny'. Special dietary supplements may help such patients maintain adequate protein intake. It is very important to follow your dietician’s advice regarding your protein intake.
Haemodialysis patients often have greater restrictions on fluid intake than peritoneal dialysis patients, and therefore need to be very careful about salt. This is because a salty diet can make a patient thirsty and may increase blood pressure.
Vitamins B and C are lost during dialysis. Your doctor may prescribe vitamin supplement tablets. You should not take any over-the-counter vitamin supplements unless your doctor has prescribed them.
Herbal Remedy for Kidney Failure
The herbs lke Punarnava, Varuna, Tribulus, Shigru, Apamarg etc. are described in ancient Ayurveda texts - 5000 B.C old system of healing practised in India. These herbs are excellent to revive kidney failure and lower down swelling, reduce volume of accumulated fluid and thereby increasing the chances of revival of kidneys.
Our Product Mutrakrichantak contains all these herbs. The kidney failure responds within 5-7 days of regular consumption of this herbal supplement. This is purely a herbal product containing no preservatives or chemicals.
Mutrakrichantak Churna is a safe and effective combination of kidney supporting herbs used in Ayurveda since 5000 B.C. for painful urinary conditions and inflammations. It is useful in kidney stones, urinary tract infections, high uric acid, high urea and creatinine levels. These herbs act together in a synergistic manner and are effective in urinary tract infections, ureteric stones, and painful micturition. The powder is also recommended in chronic kidney failure and in dialysis patients. It acts as a diuretic while providing natural anti-oxidants and nutrition to the body. Varun and Apamarg are wonderful treatment for prostate enlargement Tribulus is famous for it's nutritive function and Shirish is considered in Ayurveda as best anti allergic. Boerrhavia diffusa acts as diuretic with 5 Grassroots.The combination works as a best herbal combination to avoid dialysis due to kidney failure.
Herbs in Mutra-Krich-Antak Churna
Mutrakrichantak is purely a herbal formulation without any chemicals added into it. The ingredients are frequently used in Ayurvedic system of medicine since 5,000 B.C. without any side effects.
Dosage : 1 Teaspoonful twice daily with water and for best result Boil 1 Teaspoonful in 400ml water until it remains 50-60ml. Filter the preparation with a regular tea strainer and drink. You should use this once in morning 45min. after breakfast and similarly in evening 45min. after dinner. Prepare fresh every time as per this.
Uses of Mutrakrichantak Churna
- Kidney failure
- Kidney Stones
- Nephrotic Syndrome
- Diabetic Nephropathy
- Urethral Strictures,
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Acute or Chronic Renal Failure
- Increased Urea and Creatinine
Ingredient of Mutrakrichantak Churna
|S. No.||International Name||Common Name||Parts||Quantity (190 gm)|
|1||Crateva nurvala||Varun||Roots||30 gm|
|2||Boerhavia diffusa||Punarnava||Roots||30 gm|
|3||Tribulus terrestris||Gokshur||Whole||30 gm|
|4||Chicorium intybus||Kaasni||Leaves||30 gm|
|5||Phyllanthus niruri||Bhumi Amla||Whole||20 gm|
|6||Albezzia lebbok||Shirish||Bark||20 gm|
|7||Moringa oleifera||Shigru||Bark||20 gm|
|8||Achyranthes aspera||Apamarg||Fruits/Seeds||10 gm|
Mutrakrichantak herbal mixture is one of the best herbal remedies for kidney failure. It brings down urea and creatinine levels quickly. This makes it an excellent herbal product for kidney care and avoid dialysis. The various herbs in Kidney support are described in ancient texts and are very effective to regenerate kidney cells or failing nephrons. It helps in normalizing the filter function of the kidney and make kidney support as one of the best herbal remedies for kidney care.
1. Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa): Punarnava is commonly called 'hogweed' and it is very useful herbal diuretic. It induces micturition and relieves painful micturition. It also helps in removing excess water from the body due to kidney failure. It does not cause any side effects. We have used the herbal extract of this herb, which is described in ancient texts as best natural remedy for kidney failure.
2. Varun (Crataeva nurvala): This is another excellent care for kidney failure. It is commonly known as 'Caper' and is used in Ayurveda for urinary tract infections and to break down renal stones. It is very effective for obstruction in urinary tract and helps in removing the renal stones. Varun helps in relieving swelling and excess fluid accumulation due to kidney failure.
3. Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris): Tribulus terrestris is used as a diuretic and herbal tonic for genitor-urinary system. It is sold as a power and stamina enhancer all around the world. It also increases the sperm count and sexual vigor and stamina. It clears away the obstruction in the urinary tract and is also act as anti-infective. It gives strength to the kidney cells and helps in regenerating them. It also helps to avoid dialysis.
4. Kaasni (Cichorium intybus): This is a very common weed and is commonly called ‘Chicory'. It is a very good alkaliser and also gives strength to the kidneys. Kaasni is used in Ayurveda for its benefits in acute and chronic kidney failure. It is useful in Nephrotic syndrome, nephritis and other conditions leading to kidney failure.
These herbal remedies are not only useful to avoid dialysis but also to prevent kidney failure due to any other reason. Generally the reason for kidney failure is Diabetes. These herbal remedies are also useful in diabetes and help in controlling the sugar and the sugar controlling medicines to act in a better way, without causing any steep fall in sugar levels.
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Herbal Remedies for Kidney Failure
Planet Ayurveda offers best combination of effective herbal remedies such as Revive Kidneys Pack for ayurvedic treatment of kidney failure. These herbal remedies are very helpful in avoiding kidney transplant and dialysis. These herbal remedies are prepared from using best quality herbs and strictly follow the principles of Ayurveda. All these herbal remedies of Planet Ayurveda are 100 percent pure, natural and vegetarian. These are free from chemicals, additives and preservatives. These are safe to use as these are free from side effects.
- Varunadi Vati - 2 tablets thrice daily, after meals with plain water.
- Mutrakrichantak Churna - 1 Teaspoonful twice daily with water and for best result Boil 1 Teaspoonful in 400ml water until it remains 50-60ml. Filter the preparation with a regular tea strainer and drink. You should use this once in morning 45min. after breakfast and similarly in evening 45min. after dinner. Prepare fresh every time as per this.
- Rencure Formula - 2 capsules twice daily, after meals, with plain water.
- Punarnava Mandur - 2 tablets thrice daily, after meals with plain water.
All the produts can be taken together, along with the ongoing dialysis and other medications.