ASIAN INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE OF AYURVEDA
[a super speciality centre for Chronic Diseases]
The kidneys are a pair of vital organs that perform many functions to keep the blood clean and chemically balanced., In humans, the kidneys are two small organs located near the vertebral column at the small of the back. The left kidney lies a little higher than the right kidney. Kidneys are bean-shaped .
The kidneys have a couple of different functions. The main function of the kidney is to separate or filter, urea, mineral salts, toxins, & other waste products from the blood. The kidneys also conserve water, salts,electrolytes. At least one kidney must function properly for life to be maintained.
Kidney failure or renal failure is a condition in which the kidneys lose their normal function, which may be due to various factors including infections, auto immune diseases, diabetes and other endocrine disorders, cancer, and toxic chemicals etc. It is characterised by the reduction in the excretory and regulatory functions of the kidney. It usually occurs at the terminal stages of the disease processes.
['Mutra-Kshaya'] Chronic renal failure is known as 'Mutra-Kshaya', At Aim Ayurveda we
Other Ayurveda medicinal preparations are also known to have efficiency in treating renal calculi
Gokshura kadha is a decoction that is used to promote easy flow of urine. It also helps in relieving the burning sensation while passing out the urine.
Dr. Agarwal has treated many cases related with Chronic Renal Faliure who were either on dialysis or otherwise also. With proper study of cases and identifying the state of diseases the proper medication is priscribed. The medicine formulation consists of VARUNA,GOKHRU,PURNARNAVA, ARJUNA, NAGHARMOTHA, BUMIAMALAKI, SARIVA, ASHVAGANDHA ,etc.
Kidney stones are hardened mineral deposits that form in the kidneys. They begin as minute particles which bond together into crystal formations that eventually develop into stones. A kidney stone can be the size of a sand grain or it can reach golf ball proportions. One can have one or a number of kidney stones.
One may have a kidney stone for a month or a year before you begin to wonder what is going on. At some point, the stone grows large enough to signal that something is not quite right. The pain may start as a dull ache on your back, and side areas. As the body tries to expel the stone, the result is a constant, severe pain. Another sign can be a burning sensation when urinating, the appearance of blood in the urine, and an increase in the frequency and urgency to urinate. Other signals are nausea, vomiting, and contact pain at the lower abdominal area.
Ayurvedic Medicine for Treating Kidney Stones(Varukka Ashmari)
Consult Dr. Rakesh Agarwal for the right kind of ayurvedic medicine helps urine flow, and cools the membranes of the urinary tract. It also helps stop bleeding within the urinary tract, and helps break up and remove stones. Also, it helps relax the bladder, relieve irritation, and improve urinary flow. There are Herbs like Gokshura, Pashaan Bheda, Dhania Leaves, Cornsilk, and Usher etc.
Many women have actually stated that the pain from kidney stones is worse than that during childbirth. Kidney stones tend to form within a kidney’s soft tissue & then move through the kidneys and urinary system as it grows larger. The movement causes pain and bleeding. The medical word for the effects caused by a kidney stone is referred to as nephrolithiasis and is more commonly known as renal stone disease
While anyone can get kidney stones, some people are at higher risk than others. Those with the greatest possibility are people with a genetic inclination towards kidney stones. In general,many people can experience kidney stones between the ages of 20-60 years of age. Other triggers may include:
Kidney stones begin from a liquid and mineral imbalance in the urine. In order to function properly, the kidneys must balance the right fluid and material levels. When an imbalance occurs, the body is overwhelmed by excess materials that it cannot absorb or dissolve. As a result, the urine is left to deal with the extra substances that build up and eventually form the crystals that lead to the formation of kidney stones. Prevention:
To help prevent any type of stone, fluid intake should be two to three litres per day - water is best. People who get calcium stones should cut down on foods that have high levels of calcium (dairy products and leafy green vegetables), & oxalate (chocolate, tea, rhubarb, cooked spinach and asparagus). It's important to discuss dietary changes with a expert– not everyone finds them helpful. Person who get uric acid stones should eat less meat, fish and poultry. Also to help check uric acid stones, medicine may be prescribed to control the level of uric acid in the urine.
Drinking lots of water (two and a half to three litres per day) & staying physically active are often enough to move a stone out of the body. However, if there is infection, blockage, or a risk of kidney damage, a stone should always be removed.