People who don't smoke, have proper body weight, eat healthy diet and are physically and mentally active they reduce their risk to various disorders. But in the era of modernization it is very difficult to maintain healthy lifestyle and healthy eating habits. Every person is too busy and everyone develop a world of materialistic wealth. We are ignoring this fact that we are living in world of serious environmental, social, physiological and psychological problems. We ignore the negative effects of our like style. Our static and comfortable lifestyle leads to various disease related to our renal function system, cardiac system, digestive system and reproductive system.
About Kidney Functions
Kidneys are bean shaped organ found in human body. Anatomical position of kidney is in back of abdomen. Size of each kidney is about 4-5 inch. Kidneys are very vital and functional organ found in our body. Essential function of kidneys is to purify blood. Blood passes through kidneys many times a day. It removes toxin and others wastes found in blood. Main function of kidneys is to maintain fluid and electrolyte balance. After the purification of body blood urine is resultant created by kidneys. After this urine collects in funnel shaped structure called pelvis. Then it is flushed to ureters and bladder. The whole procedure of purification to urination millions of nephrons are involved to complete this procedure. Nephrotic syndrome is group of symptoms that associated with renal system
About Nephrotic Syndrome
Nephrotic syndrome is group of various symptoms related to kidneys in which kidney excrete proteins in excess. In this syndrome protein level found in blood is decreased but cholesterol and trigylceride levels are vice versa (increased). Inflammation in kidneys is other major difficulty found in this disorder. In this syndrome small and tiny blood vessels called glomeruli are damaged and not able to filter toxins and wastes.
Ayurvedic term used for this disorder is "VRIKKA SHOTHA". No particular cause is found for this disease. It is caused by autoimmune reactions and genetic causes.
According to Ayurveda MITHYA AHAAR VIHAAR is one major reason for this disorder. If we are taking wrong and unhealthy food for long time they imbalance pachak pitta in our body. Disturbed pachak pitta don not digest our food and produce large amount of unwanted materials in our body. These toxins are called AMA.
These toxins causes damage our kidneys and are responsible for causing nephrotic syndrome.
Classification of Nephrotic Syndrome
On the basis of causes nephrotic syndrome is divided into two types:-
- Primary nephrotic syndrome
- Secondary nephrotic syndrome
On the basis of histology nephrotic syndrome is distinguished into four following types:-
- Minimal change disease
- Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis
- Membranous glomerulonephritis
- Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis
Causes of Nephrotic Syndrome
- Hereditary nephropathy
- Membranous nephropathy
- Focal segmental glomeruloscleriosis
- Minimal change disease
- Diabetic nephropathy
- Genetic disorders
- Immunity related disorders
- Clot in kidney vein
- Certain drugs
Symptoms of Nephrotic Syndrome
Symptoms may include:-
- Puffy eyes
- Swelling in feet and ankles
- Pitting edema in legs
- Excessive weight gain due to urine retention
- Poor appetite
Daignosis of Nephrotic Syndrome
Risk Factors of Nephrotic Syndrome
- Medical conditions like diabetes, lupus and amyloidosis
- Excess use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
- Various infections like hepatitis c, hepatitis b, HIV.
Complications of Nephrotic Syndrome
- Blood clots
- Poor nutrition
- Acute and chronic kidney failure
- Renal vein thrombosis
Herbal Remedies for Nephrotic Syndrome by Planet Ayurveda
Planet Ayurveda provides best combination of effective herbal remedies such as Nephrotic Syndrome Care Pack for ayurvedic treatment of nephrotic syndrome. 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.
- Phyllanthus Niruri - 2 capsules twice daily after meals with warm water.
- Mutrakrichantak Churna - 1 Teaspoonful twice daily with warm 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.
- Chadanadi Vati - 2 tablets thrice daily after meals with warm water.
- Curcumin Capsules - 2 capsules twice daily after meals with warm water.
1. Phyllanthus Niruri
Bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri) herb is used to prepare this herbal formulation. Whole plant of bhumi amla is used to prepare this supplement. This herb pacifies kapha and pitta. Main feature of herb is to purify blood. This herbal supplements maintains healthy urinary system. It help in prophylactic activities and controls nephrotic syndrome effectively. It act as an anti-inflammatory agent. It is also very effective in urinary calculi and gallstones. It prevents hyperlipidemia.
2. Mutrakrichantak Churna
This herbal supplement is a perfect blend of various herbs. Herbs used in this supplement are:-
- Amla - Emblica officinalis
- Haritaki - Terminalia chebula
- Bibhtaki - Terminalia bellerica
- Vacha - Acorus calamus
- Neem - Azadirachta indica
- Manjistha - Rubia cordifolia
- Katuki - Picorrhiza kurroa
- Giloy - Tinospora cordifolia
- Daruhaldi - Breberis aristata
Above mentioned herbs are kidney supportive and helps to prevent nephrotic syndrome. Different therapeutic uses of this churna are to prevent uretic stones, infection associated with urinary tract and painful micturition. This supplement is also very effective for the sufferers of chronic kidney failure. It is a natural diuretic and prevents inflammation of kidneys.
3. Chadanadi Vati
Herbs used to prepare this herbal formulation are safed chandan (santalum albam), kababchini (piper cubeba), safed ral (shorea robusta), gandhabiroja, kattha, amalaki (terminalia officinalis), kapur (dyrobalanops aromatic), rasaut (prepare from boiling bark and roots of berberis aristata), gairik, pashanbhed, gokshura (tribulus terrestris), chotti elaichi (eletteria cardamomum). This supplement works wonderfully in urinary tract related infections.it helps to suppress frequent micturition and burning sensation during micturition. It also prevent inflammation of kidneys.
4. Curcumin Capsules
Main herb used in this formulation is haridra (curcuma longa). Standardized extract of turmeric is used to prepare this herbal formulation. As we all know imbalance of three humors (vata, pitta and kapha) are responsible for causing diseases. This herb maintains the balance of tridosha in our body. Curcumin capsules prevent edema, swelling and also help to prevent water retention. It remove extra accumulated fat from body and maintain cholesterol level in our body. It is an anti-oxidant and help to remove renal lesions.it helps to control our blood sugar level. It also help to remove extra toxin from kidneys. It is very effective herbal supplement to control the bad effects of nephrotic syndrome.
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Diet and Lifestyle
- Choose low source of protein intake.
- Reduce low amount of saturated fats.
- Try to eat low salt diet.
- Avoid smoking
- If you are diabetic control your blood pressure level.
- Try to lose your weight if you are overweight.