Ayurvedic treatment for Acute Kidney Failure

Acute Kidney Failure

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Acute Kidney Failure


Acute kidney failure is managed by detecting and managing its primary cause. Once kidney disease has progressed, the only two options available are hemodialysis or renal transplant.1  Typically acute kidney failure requires a hospital stay. In some cases it can be recovered at home. 

Treating complications before kidneys recover

  • Renal or kidney dialysis- It is a life support system that uses a special machine to filter out harmful wastes and fluids from your blood
  • Medications will be prescribed to control potassium levels in the blood and to restore blood calcium levels.
  • Renal or kidney transplant- If in case both the kidneys are not functioning (Kidney failure), surgery to replace the non-functioning kidney from the body with a healthy kidney from a matching donor.

In Ayurveda, acute kidney failure or Mutravaha strotodushti (Pathology of the urinary tract) is primarily managed by:2

  • In general, Mutraghata is due to Vata dosha In Vata disorders best line of treatment will be Basti karma
  • Enema therapy (Basti Karma): Especially Uttara basti (Medicated enema given through urinary tract) to cleanse the accumulated toxins from the body and provide a thorough detox. This helps to eradicate the vitiated or aggravated doshas that may have led to kidney complications 

Additionally, Ayurveda also recommends a combination of healthy diet (ahar) and lifestyle changes (vihar) in order to manage the condition effectively. These include:

Diet Recommendations (Aahar)

Purana Shali (Old rice), Kushmanda (White gourd), Patola (pointed gourd), Talaphala (Toddy palm), Urvaru (Cucumber), Khajura etc. may be useful

  • Increase intake of fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Avoid foods that lead to indigestion
  • Avoid fast foods.
  • Avoid excess of tea, coffee, Jam
  • Cook vegetables with excess of water
  • Radish juice is good in Kidney diseases
  • Avoid the following in your diet
    • Meat – especially sea food
    • Heavy foods
    • Excess salt
    • Astringent foods

Lifestyle changes (Vihar)

  • Avoid excessive exercise as that may lead to physical and mental stress
  • Avoid suppressing urges to urinate, etc

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