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Nodosis Side Effects & Safe Alternatives Of Nodosis In Ayurveda

Abstract

Nodosis is a group of medicines which are an alkalinising agent which is helpful in balancing the acid-alkaline balance in the body. When the kidney is healthy they keep the levels of bicarbonate in balance, but a low level of bicarbonate causes kidney disease to get worse. Chronic Kidney disease means that kidney function can get worse over time, High blood pressure and diabetes are the two main causes of Kidney disease. Kidneys are reddish-brown bean-shaped organs which are found in vertebrae located in the retroperitoneal space and receive blood from renal arteries and exit from renal veins. The kidney is attached to the ureter and carries excreted urine to the bladder. Each kidney has an adrenal gland surrounded by fat (perirenal fat) between the renal fascia and renal capsule which lies superiorly. The kidney and nervous system communicate via the renal plexus and reduce the renal blood flow. Acid-base balance is regulated by kidneys and lungs which maintains homeostasis. In this article, we are going to discuss the causes, side effects and equivalent medication for kidney diseases

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Introductions

There is a build-up of acid in the body due to kidney disease which is known as metabolic acidosis. Sodium Bicarbonate (Nodosis) is a compound which treats metabolic acidosis (low plasma level), as it makes blood and urine less acidic. Metabolic Acidosis is present in 15% of the patients due to the inability of the kidney to synthesize ammonia and excrete the hydrogen ion. Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) is a white solid crystalline compound. When the body contains excess fluid which contains many acids, which is either not getting rid of acid or making it too acidic in the body. A healthy kidney removes the excess acid from the body through urine, Normal level of serum bicarbonate is 22-29 and it falls up to the level of 22 mEq/L. Bicarbonate (Nodosis) is a base which keeps the body need a normal acid-base balance, this imbalance cause serious health issues. Sodium Bicarbonate acts as a pH-buffering agent, electrolyte replenisher and systemic alkalizer. The chemical formula for sodium bicarbonate is CHNaO3.

Mechanism Of Action

  • Sodium bicarbonate is an alkaliser, which increases the bicarbonate level, buffers the excess hydrogen ion and raises the level of pH.
  • It is a urinary alkalizer, which increases the excretion of free bicarbonate ions in the urine and maintains the pH of urine.
  • Sodium bicarbonate is acting as an antacid which neutralizes and buffers the quantity of stomach acid.

Indications

  • Nodosis (sodium bicarbonate) is useful in severe renal disease
  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  • Circulatory insufficiency due to shock and dehydration
  • Severe diarrhea
  • Drug intoxication which includes barbiturates
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Methyl alcohol poisoning
  • Swelling of the gums

Signs And Symptoms

  • Long and deep breath
  • Fast heart rate
  • Tiredness
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headache

Uses Of Nodosis Tablet

  • Metabolic Acidosis
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Indigestion
  • Heartburn
  • Neutralizing pH

Various Side Effects Of Nodosis

  • Severe stomach pain
  • Swelling and sudden weight gain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Increased thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Dry mouth
  • Loss of appetite
  • Mood and mental changes
  • Unusual weakness

Complications

  • Increases bone loss (osteoporosis) - Metabolic acidosis leads to loss of bone in the body and there are higher chances of hips and backbone.
  • Progression of kidney disease - As the acid level gets build up in the kidney it lowers the functions of the kidney and leads to a progression of kidney disease.
  • Muscle Loss - Albumin is the most important protein of the body and metabolic acidosis lowers the albumin in the body and leads to muscle wasting.
  • Endocrine Disorders - Metabolic acidosis interferes with the body's ability to perform the normal functioning of the endocrine system. It leads to building resistance to insulin.
  • High blood sugar - Excess acid causes the body to resist the effect of insulin.

Treatment

  • Bicarbonates (Nodosis) - Low level of bicarbonates in the blood is a sign of metabolic acidosis and the opposite treatment is base (alkali) is given to keep blood from becoming too acidic. Less than 22 mmol/L causes kidney disease.
  • Dialysis - It is the procedure which is helpful in removing waste products from the body when kidneys are no longer to perform any functions. There are 2 types of dialysis -
    1. Hemodialysis - Blood is circulated through the machine and removes the waste products.
    2. Peritoneal dialysis - It directly runs into the abdomen and it absorbs waste and is then removed via a catheter.

Herbs Useful As Alternative Of Nodosis

  1. Kalmegh - Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata) is helpful in treating respiratory infections and has anti-inflammatory properties. Has antioxidant and hepatoprotective actions. Reduces the vitiated Kapha and pitta doshas. It is beneficial in the management of anorexia and the common cold. Dilates the blood vessels and improves blood flow.
  2. Gokshura - Gokshura (Tribulus Terrestris) is helpful in balancing the tridoshas of the body. Enhances energy and is a natural diuretic. Promotes the flow of urine and soothes the membranes of the urinary tract and removes the stones. Has Anti-inflammatory and wound-healing properties. Balancing the tridoshas of the body improves digestion strength.
  3. Saral - Saral (Pinus roxburghii) reduces the vitiated kapha and vata doshas and has diuretic properties. Rich in antioxidants and fight against inflammation which relieves skin ailments. Flushes out the toxins from the body like urea and creatinine.
  4. Revandchini - Revandchini (Indian Rhubarb) reduces the vitiated Kapha and pitta doshas. Has laxative properties and is purgative in nature which is helpful in treating constipation. Helpful in combating acne and curing worm infestation.

Herbal Remedies By Planet Ayurveda As Nodosis Alternative

Planet ayurveda is an ISO 9001:2015 certified and US-FDA registered ayurvedic company which adheres to the main objectives of Ayurvedic products as mentioned in the Ayurvedic texts. Formulations which are manufactured by Planet Ayurveda are free from any preservatives and chemicals and do not cause any side effects on the human body. Products manufactured at Planet Ayurveda are pure and devoid of any adulterations. These products are gluten-free. For kidney disease, ayurveda has many effective treatments which will be helpful and beneficial in it.

PRODUCTS LIST

  1. MUTRAKRICHANTAK CHURNA
  2. RENCURE FORMULA
  3. GOKSHURADI GUGGUL
  4. PUNARNAVA CAPSULES
  5. PHYLLANTHUS NIRURI
  6. SARAL GHAN VATI
  7. NEPHRALKA CAPSULES
  8. CHANDANASAV

PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION

  1. Mutrakrichantak Churna - Mutrakrichantak Churna is a blend of herbal powder which is made by planet ayurveda using various ingredients such as Varun (Crataeva nurvala), Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), Bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri) and more. Supports a healthy urinary system and maintains a healthy kidney. It has diuretic properties and is rich in antioxidants. Improves the functions of the heart and promotes digestion.
  2. Dosage : 1 teaspoon twice daily after meals.

  3. Rencure Formula - Rencure Formula are polyherbal capsules which are made by planet ayurveda using various ingredients such as Palaash (Butea monosperma), Kasni (Cichorium intybus), Varun (Crataeva nurvala) and many more. Helpful in maintaining a healthy kidney and urinary system. Eliminates the toxins from the body and acts as a urinary alkalizer.
  4. Dosage : 1-2 capsules twice daily after meals with plain water.

  5. Gokshuradi Guggul - Gokshuradi Guggul are herbal tablets made by planet ayurveda using Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris), Black pepper (Piper nigrum), Amla (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) and many more. It is helpful in providing relief from flatulence. Helpful in expelling excess uric acid and useful in painful urination. Treats kidney and urinary tract infections as it has antibacterial properties.
  6. Dosage : 1-2 tablets twice daily after meals with lukewarm water.

  7. Punarnava Capsules - Punarnava Capsules are single herbal capsules manufactured by planet ayurveda using Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa). It is helpful in the treatment of oedema as it reduces swelling and inflammation. Maintains healthy kidney function as it possesses diuretic properties and removes fluid from the body. Promotes healthy liver and respiratory health.
  8. Dosage : 1-2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.

  9. Phyllanthus Niruri - Phyllanthus Niruri is a single herbal capsule made by Planet Ayurveda using Bhumi Amla (Phyllanthus Niruri). Helpful in bleeding disorders and is effective in toxic conditions. Relieves a burning sensation and is useful for colds and coughs. Treats various skin disorders and treats splenomegaly and hepatomegaly.
  10. Dosage : 1-2 capsules twice daily after meals with plain water.

  11. Saralghan Vati - Saralghan Vati is herbal tablet formulations using Saral (Pinus roxburghii). Helpful in maintaining healthy skin and liver. Supports healthy kidney functioning, as it is rich in antioxidants which fight against inflammation and act as a laxative and flush out the toxins such as urea and creatinine.
  12. Dosage : 1-2 tablets twice daily after meals with lukewarm water.

  13. Nephralka Capsules - Nephralka Capsules are polyherbal capsules formulated by planet ayurveda using various ingredients such as Bhumi Amla (Phyllanthus Niruri), Revandchini (Rheum emodi), Mooli Satva (Raphanus sativus) and many more. Helpful in controlling blood pressure and increases the digestive fire which increases the absorbed fluid, thus removing kidney stones. Neutralizes the effect of toxins in the body.
  14. Dosage : 1-2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.

  15. Chandanasav - Chandanasav is a classical Ayurvedic formulation which is prepared by planet ayurveda using Safed Chandan (Santalum album), Khus (Vetiveria zizanioides), Nelophar (Nymphaea stellata), Aam (Mangifera indica), Pitta Papda (Fumaria parviflora) and many more. It is useful in improving digestion strength and relieving excess body heat. Cures renal calculi and kidney failure.
  16. Dosage : 3 teaspoons twice daily with an equal amount of water.

Conclusion

Nodosis is a group of medicines which are an alkalinising agent which is helpful in balancing the acid-alkaline balance in the body. When the kidney is healthy they keep the levels of bicarbonate in balance, but a low level of bicarbonate causes kidney disease to get worse. Sodium Bicarbonate acts as a pH-buffering agent, electrolyte replenisher and systemic alkalizer. The chemical formula for sodium bicarbonate is CHNaO3. Kidney diseases are commonly known as "Vrikk Rogas". When there is vitiation of Vata doshas it causes impairment in the functions of the kidney and Kapha doshas are responsible for blocking the microchannels (Srotas). Further, we discussed herbal supplements which are made by planet Ayurveda in detail.

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Best Ayurvedic Doctor - Dr. Meenakshi Chauhan

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Best Ayurvedic Doctor in Mohali - Dr. Vikram Chauhan

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