Chronic Kidney Disease

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Chronic Kidney Disease 

Chronic kidney disease is much more widespread than many people realize and it often goes undiagnosed and undetected until the disease is well into its advanced stages; known as chronic kidney failure, chronic renal failure, and chronic renal disease.

It is very common for people to realize they have chronic kidney failure when their kidney function is down to 25 percent of normal.

Chronic Kidney Disease Causes

In our bodies is a complex system of filtration where excess fluid and waste material are removed from the blood and excreted from the body, Kidneys carry out this function and can eliminate most waste materials that our body produces.

However, if the kidneys are not working properly because of disease, damage, or if urine outflow is obstructed, the blood flow to the kidneys is affected and, problems can occur.

Progressive kidney damage, in most cases, is the result of a long-term chronic disease such as:

  • Fetal developmental problem– This occurs while the kidneys do not develop properly in the unborn baby while it is developing in the mother’s womb.
  • Hypertension (known as high blood pressure)– can damage the glomeruli – parts of the kidney that filter waste products.
  • Diabetes– chronic kidney disease is linked to diabetes types 1 and 2. Excess sugar (glucose) can accumulate in the blood, if the diabetes is not well controlled. Note: During the first 10 years of diabetes, Kidney disease is not common; it is more common 15-25 years after diabetes has been diagnosed.
  • Yellow Fever and Malaria-known to cause impaired kidney function.
  • Toxins-such as solvents (including carbon tetrachloride), fuels and lead (and lead-based pipes, paint, and soldering materials). As well as some types of jewelry have toxins, which can lead to chronic kidney failure.
  • Other Kidney diseases– such as glomerulonephritis, pyelonephritis, or polycystic kidney disease.
  • Obstructed urine flow-known as vesicoureteral-reflux is where the urine flow is blocked and can back up into the kidney from the bladder. When the urine flow is blocked, it undermines the function of the kidneys and increases pressure on the kidneys. Possible causes include kidney stones, a tumor, or an enlarged prostate.
  • Physical Injury-to the kidney(s) such as a sharp blow
  • Illegal substance abuse– Such as cocaine or heroin
  • Some medications-such as NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), such as ibuprofen or aspirin. Overuse of these drugs
  • Kidney artery stenosis-The renal is blocked before it enters the kidney and the artery narrows
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus– The bodies own immune system attacks the kidneys as though they were foreign tissue. An autoimmune disease.

RISK FACTORS OF CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE

The following conditions or situations are linked to a higher risk of developing kidney disease:

  • Family history of kidney disease
  • Age – chronic kidney disease is much more common among people over 60
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Bladder obstruction
  • Chronic glomerulonephritis
  • Congenital kidney disease (kidney disease which is present at birth)
  • Diabetes – one of the most common risk factors
  • Hypertension
  • Lupuserythematosus
  • Overexposure to some toxins
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Some medications

DIAGNOSIS OF CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE

A doctor will check for signs and ask the patient about symptoms. The following tests may also be ordered:

  • Blood test-Blood test may be ordered to determine whether waste substances are being adequately filtered out. If levels of urea and creatinine are persistently high, the doctor will most likely diagnose end-stage kidney disease.
  • Urine test-Urine test helps find out whether there is either blood or protein in the urine.
  • Kidney scans– Kidney scans may include a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan, computed tomography (CT) scan, or an ultrasound scan. The aim is to determine whether there are any blockages in the urine flow. These scans can also reveal the size and shape of the kidneys – in advanced stages of kidney disease the kidneys are smaller and have an uneven shape.
  • Kidney biopsy-Small sample of kidney tissue is extracted and examined for cell damage. An analysis of kidney tissue makes it easier to make a precise diagnosis of kidney disease.
  • Chest X-ray– Aim here is to check for pulmonary edema (fluid retained in the lungs).
  • Glomerular filtration rate (GFR)– GFR is a test that measures the glomerular filtration rate – it compares the levels of waste products in the patient’s blood and urine. GFR measures how many milliliters of waste the kidneys can filter per minute. The kidneys of healthy individuals can typically filter over 90 ml per minute.

Dietary Intervention


Changes to your diet may help by drinking cranberry juice, herbal teas (dandelion), aloe Vera water and purified water when thirsty and eating high in fiber foods (water-plant based vegetables and fruits) such as celery, cilantro, parsley, etc.

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COMPLICATION OF CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE

If the chronic kidney disease progresses to kidney failure, the following complications are possible:

  • Anemia
  • Central nervous system damage
  • Dry skin or skin color changes
  • Fluid retention
  • Hyperkalemia, when blood potassium levels rise, possibly resulting in heart damage
  • Insomnia
  • Lower sex drive
  • Male erectile dysfunction
  • Osteomalacia, when bones become weak and break easily
  • Pericarditis, when the sac-like membrane around the heart becomes inflamed
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Weak immune system

CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE HAS FIVE (5) STAGES

The glomerular filtration rate (GFR) estimates how much blood passes through the glomeruli per minute. The GFR is a test used to see how well the kidneys are functioning.

Therefore, to determine how advanced the kidney disease is can be assessed by changes in the GFR rate.

Following are Five (5) Stages of Kidney disease:

Stage 1 – Evidence of kidney disease has been detected. Even though the GFR rate is normal.

Stage 2 – Evidence of kidney disease has been detected, while the GFR rate is lower than 90 milliliters.

Stage 3 – Whether or not evidence of kidney disease has been detected. GFR rate is lower than 60 milliliters.

Stage 4 – Whether or not evidence of kidney disease has been detected, the GFR rate is lower than 30 milliliters.

Stage 5 – Renal failure has occurred when the GFR rate is lower than 15 milliliters.

To prevent serious damage to the kidneys and chronic renal failure, it’s important for kidney diseased patients to be diagnosed and treated early.

Most patients with chronic kidney disease rarely progress beyond Stage 2.

CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE SYMPTOMS

Symptoms of Chronic kidney disease are rarely shown until the later stages, so screening during the early stages of Kidney disease is recommended for those who are at risk.

Acute Kidney Failure 

When your kidneys suddenly become unable to filter waste products from your blood, your blood’s chemical makeup may get out of balance and dangerous levels of wastes can accumulate, then Acute kidney failure occurs. Acute kidney failure — also known as acute kidney injury or acute renal failure develops rapidly, usually in less than a few days, when your kidneys lose their filtering ability.

Bad & Good Kidney News

Acute kidney failure requires intensive treatment because it can be fatal.  If you’re in good health, acute kidney failure may be reversible and you may recover normal or nearly normal kidney function. Homeopathy Medicines Treatment can help.

Symptoms of Acute Kidney Failure 

Sometimes acute kidney failure has no symptoms or signs and can only be detected through lab tests done for another reason.


Please See Your doctor Immediately

Seek emergency care or see your doctor immediately, if you have symptoms or signs of acute kidney failure.

Symptoms of acute kidney failure along with its signs may include:

  • Nausea
  • Chest pain or pressure
  • Fatigue
  • Coma or Seizures in severe cases
  • Although, occasionally urine output remains normal, a decrease in urine output occurs
  • Swelling in your ankles , legs, and feet caused by fluid retention
  • Shortness of breath
  • Confusion
  • Weakness
  • Irregular heartbeat

Chronic vs. Acute Kidney Failure

Chronic kidney failure versus acute kidney failure, is a gradually progressive and slow disease. If one kidney stops functioning, the other kidney may carry out normal functions. Usually until the disease is well advanced and the condition is severe that the  symptoms and signs are noticeable; by then, most of the damage has been done and the disease could be fatal.

High Risk Patients Should Have Kidney Functions Checked Regularly 

It is very important for people whom are at high risk of developing kidney disease to have their kidney functions checked regularly. For early detection of kidney disease can help prevent serious kidney damage.

An annual test is recommended by most doctors for Patients with diabetes, which measures small amounts of protein (microalbuminuria) in urine. This test can detect early kidney damage (or diabetic neuropathy) linked to diabetes.

Chronic Kidney Disease Common Symptoms and Signs

The most common symptoms and signs of chronic kidney disease include:

  • Fatigue (tiredness)
  • Nausea
  • Insomnia
  • Blood in urine
  • Anemia
  • Dark urine
  • Edema – swollen feet, hands, and ankles (face if edema is severe)
  • Decreased mental alertness
  • Decreased urine output
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Itchy skin
  • Muscle twitches
  • Loss of appetite
  • Male erectile dysfunction
  • Frequent urination (especially at night)
  • Muscle cramps
  • Protein in urine
  • Pain on the side or mid to lower back
  • Sudden change in bodyweight
  • Panting (shortness of breath)
  • Unexplained headaches

Organs function are severely impaired as kidney failure advances and dangerous levels of fluid and waste can rapidly build up in the body.

Purpose of Treatment 

Treatment is aimed at slowing down or stopping the progression of the kidney disease. This is usually done by controlling its underlying cause.

CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE AND HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT 

A form of kidney disorder where the renal function is progressively lost over a long period of time—this is known as Chronic kidney disease. This disease has unspecific symptoms and includes such symptoms as feeling unwell and loss of appetite, etc. People with diabetes or high blood pressure are more likely to develop chronic kidney disease. This disease leads to other complications as well, such as anaemia, pericarditis, and cardiovascular disease.

Homeopathy is an effective  and ideal form of treatment for chronic kidney diseases. Homeopathy is all-natural and tries to correct all the underlying causes of this condition.

Constitutional indications snd general symptoms are considered in choosing the best homeopathy medicine.

Too for acute kidney disease, it is recommended to consult your doctor or Homeopath prior to any treatment.

Here is a list of several over the counter homeopathic medicines for chronic kidney disease. These homeopathy medicines are used to treat chronic kidney diseases like Kidney Stone Treatment as well, along with the symptoms in case of which they are used:

APIS MELLIFICAUseful for chronic kidney disease with paleness, pain in the back and limb, edematous swelling on the face-ederma, headaches, and useful when there are dull aches in the kidney, micturition and reduced urination. Given for urine contains blood corpuscles and high levels of albumen.

ARSENIC ALBUM : Useful in all stages of Chronic Kidney Disease. Though, more useful in later stages of the disease when the patient’s skin becomes pale, and he develops excess thirst, a waxen appearance, and diarrhoea. Urine is a dark shade and full of albumen. Useful while lying down during the night and undergoing dyspnoea attacks.

AURUM MURUseful for the cure of renal diseases such as morbus brightii (from syphilis or a gout). Vertigo may also be caused. Helpful in nervous and digestive problems with great irritability.

BELLADONA : This homeopathic medicine is useful for treating inflammation of the kidneys along with a burning or piercing pain in the lumbar region of the kidney. Taken when pain repeatedly each time reappears with increased intensity.

CANTHARISA homeopathy medicine given when urine contains blood and the flow if blood is in the form of drops. This homeopathy medicine is useful for nephritis where there is a cutting pain in the lumbar region. Very usefull in post diphtheric kidney disorders with dropsy, as well.

CONAVALLARIA : This homeopathy medicine is useful in cases of nephritis occurring due to heart disorders. Given in irrgular heart functions and also (fue to mitral insufficiency) in ascites and anasarca.

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