Ayurvedic treatment for Kidney Disease in Children

Kidney Disease in Children

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Kidney Disease in Children


Chronic kidney disease is managed by detecting and managing its primary cause, i.e., correction of birth defects, control of infections, etc. Once kidney disease has progressed, the only two options available are:1

  • 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
  • Renal or kidney transplant- A 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 all the urinary disorders are due to vitiation of vata, so medicated enemas (Basti karma and Uttarvasti karma) are indiacted in these conditions.
  • Enema therapy (Basti Karma) - 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 9769826770

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)

Nutrition is vital in children with kidney disease as it affects the functioning of the kidney..

Protein: Protein should be provided to children but high amounts should be avoided as they may hinder functioning of kidneys. A child on dialysis will need external protein supplementation.

Sodium. Sodium should be provided through salt or external fluids as per the age of child and stage of disease. 

Potassium. Potassium levels should be observed regularly and ensured that a child does not have a high potassium level causing heart problems. Some fruits and vegetable that are low in potassium nd can be had are apples, pineapple, cabbage, boiled cauliflower etc

  • Avoid high-potassium containing foods such as citrus fruits, melons, bananas, potatoes, tomatoes, spinach etc Avoid foods that lead to indigestion
  • 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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