Ayurvedic treatment for Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic Kidney Disease

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Chronic Kidney Disease


Chronic kidney disease is managed by detecting and managing its primary cause, i.e., treating diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney stones, etc.

  • Medications will be prescribed to control potassium levels in the blood and to restore blood calcium levels
  • Medications to treat anemia
  • A low protein diet to minimize waste products in the blood
  • Medications to lower cholesterol

 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, chronic kidney disease or mutravikara upadrava/ prameha upadrava (Pathology of the urinary tract) is primarily managed by:2

  • In general, this condition is due to Vata dosha vitiation. In Vata disorders best line of treatment will be Basti karma.
  • Enema therapy (Basti Karma) –Especially, Uttara basti (Medicated enema given through urinary tract) 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

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)

Purana Shali (Old rice), Kushmanda (White gourd), Patola (pointed gourd), Talaphala (Toddy palm), Urvaru (Cucumber), Khajura etc. may be useful 

  • Increase intake of fresh fruits and vegetables
  • 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

Kindly check out related information below:

  • What is Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Chronic Kidney Disease Causes
  • Chronic Kidney Disease Symptoms
  • Chronic Kidney Disease Diagnosis
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