Ayurvedic treatment for Anemia in kidney disease

Anemia in kidney disease

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Anemia in kidney disease


Iron supplementation is very important in the management of anemia in kidney disease. This is usually done through dietary changes and pharmacological sources such as iron supplements/ tablets. For those undergoing dialysis, erythropoietin is required.1

In Ayurveda, anemia is managed through internal oleation (intake of medicated Ghee or Oil), medicated emesis, and purgation. Additionally, a diet that is rich in iron and herbs that are rich in nutrients, as together; these provide nourishment for the raktavaha strotas (Blood channels). 3

Additionally, Ayurveda also recommends a combination of healthy diet (ahar) and lifestyle changes (vihar) in order to manage the condition effectively. These include:3

Diet Recommendations (Aahar)

  • Consume old rice, Wheat, Moong dal etc
  • Consume foods that are light (laghu) and easily digestible
  • Make it a habit to cook food in iron pots and pans
  • Include healthy foods in your everyday diet. These include chana dal (gram), green leafy vegetables, beet roots and carrots
  • Increase intake of meat and eggs
  • Avoid consuming foods that are conflicting or opposing in nature

Bad habits such as smoking, alcohol, opposing foods are to be avoided.

Lifestyle changes (Vihar)

  • Avoid excessive exercise as that may lead to physical and mental stress

Avoid lifestyle habits that harm your body, such as smoking and excessive alcohol consumption

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