Ayurvedic concept of Nephrotic Syndrome
Nephrotic syndrome displays multiple symptoms which appear upon potential kidney damage. Nephrotic syndrome leads to excess protein leakage via urine (3 grams or higher amounts of protein – proteinuria per day) resulting in low blood proteins (albumin), high cholesterol, and high triglyceride levels in the blood. Its symptoms may include severe swelling (edema), particularly around your eyes and in your ankles and feet, foamy urine, which may be caused by excess protein in your urine, weight gain due to excess fluid retention, loss of appetite, & fatigue/weakness. This condition could be caused due to damaged clusters of small blood vessels of kidneys, scared tissues in the glomeruli, & focal segmental glomerulosclerosis. Ayurvedic scholars believe that this condition is caused by vitiation of Pitta Dosha in the body. Thus, Ayurveda recommends Pitta calming herbs. Ayurveda line for nephrotic syndrome can lead to a decrease in protein leakages from the very first week itself.
In Ayurvedic classical text books, Nephrotic syndrome is mentioned under the Prameha Rog (a disease of urinary system with altered composition, frequency and quantity of urine). Nephrotic Syndrome can be correlated with Sandrameha a subtype of Prameha.
Ayurveda does not favor administration of harmful allopathic corticosteroids that have a number of associated side effects, especially, in younger patients, where these corticosteroids may hamper their natural growth patterns.
Nephrotic syndrome natural remedies
Bhumiamla (Phyllanthus niruri): – It has a natural cooling effect (balances the vitiated Pitta Dosha) by increasing the water retention ability of kidneys & preventing oxidative stress in renal cells, thus easing dysuria in case of nephrotic syndrome.
Jeevanti (Leptadenia reticulata):- The aqueous and ethanolic root extracts of Leptadenia reticulata possess good diuretic activity naturally.
Nirogamz Uramrit “Supports proper functioning of Kidneys and adrenal gland”
- Acts as a natural diuretic and detoxifier
- Maintains optimum kidney health
- Helps to flush out toxins from the kidney
Nirogamz Uramrit is an Ayurvedic formulation which cleanses and nourishes the urinary tract. This energizing natural formulation supports a healthy, unobstructed urinary tract and soothes the urinary system. It is a kidney tonic which helps to fight the various kidney diseases.
Renal Care “Rejuvenates kidneys by maintaining healthy urinary system”
- Supports healthy urinary functions
- Supports healthy elimination of toxins from kidneys
- Helps to cleanse the urinary system
Renal Care is a rejuvenating tonic for the kidneys and adrenals. It supports healthy urinary flow. It increases the flow of urine which flushes kidney wastes and lowers the urinary oxalates. It helps to strengthen the urinary system and supports the entire urinary tract including the kidneys, urinary bladder, ureters, and urethra.
Nephrotic Syndrome Diet
- Eat low sodium.
- Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables.
- Eat low fat foods.
- Avoid non vegetarian foods.
- Avoid foods high in sodium.
- Avoid processed foods.