Kidneys are a significant organ for the human body that removes the waste and excess fluids from the human body to maintain a healthy body. Damage to the kidney can be fatal because they are very important for the survival of a person.
Nephrotic syndrome is a kidney disease that can cause the human body to pass an excess quantity of protein in the urine. Proteins are useful for the human body and their elimination can be harmful. It is caused by damage to the blood vessels that filter the waste from the blood. Nephrotic syndrome occurs in adults as well as children.
Nephrotic syndrome can affect children of any age, from infancy to adolescence, and is most commonly seen among school-aged children and adolescents. The prevalence worldwide is approximately 16 cases per 100,000 children with an incidence of 2 to 7 per 100,000 children.
According to Ayurveda, there are three doshas – Vata, Pitta, andKaphain the human body. An imbalance in either dosha results in kidney diseases. The body channels are called mutravahasrotra. A blockage in the incoming or outgoing srotracan cause shrinkage or swelling and various other kidney disorders.
Symptoms of Nephrotic syndrome –
- Swelling in legs, face and hands
- Excess weight gain
- Feeling tired
- Foamy or bubbly urine
- Loss of appetite
Causes of Nephrotic syndrome –
The main cause of Nephrotic syndrome is any disease that damages the filtering capacity of the kidneys. It causes imbalances in the functioning of the kidneys.
The primary cause of Nephrotic syndrome is a disease that only damages the kidneys. A secondary cause of Nephrotic syndrome is a disease that damages several other organs or the whole human body.
Other serious health problems that are caused by Nephrotic syndrome –
- Kidney failure
- Fluid buildup
- High blood pressure
- Kidney injury
- Special heart-related diseases
How is Nephrotic syndrome diagnosed?
The function of the kidney is to extract vital fluids from the blood and filter blood by removing toxic fluids from the blood. But, the kidney passes out all the necessary proteins from the blood with the urine in Nephrotic syndrome. So it is diagnosed by-
- Urine test
- Kidney biopsy
- Blood test
The unique quality of Ayurveda treatment is the absence of strong chemicals that have various side-effects. It can have some major impacts on the natural growth of an individual.Ayurvedic treatments aim to treat the disease at its root cause so for Nephrotic syndrome herbs are prescribed especially for the Pitta dosha. Natural herbs like Bhumiamlaand Jeevantibalance the functioning of the pitta dosha.
The Ayurvedic Treatment cures the disease while restoring the smooth functioning of the kidneys. There are specified treatments fulfilling the individual needs of a human body.
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