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Dr. Deepak Dhankhar
“The primary cause of the cardiovascular disease is uremic toxins that are not removed by dialysis. The most common side effects of dialysis are low blood pressure (hypotension), blood clots, hernia, bloating, weight gain, anemia, headache and stroke. Some dialysis patients experience muscle cramps, usually in the lower leg. Fortunately, Ayurveda can assist & can manage kidney failure of any stage”
October 8: Globally, one out of every ten people are affected by severe kidney disease (Chornic Kidney Disease), and nearly 850 million people are estimated to have kidney diseases due to a variety of causes. However, Ayurvedic experts suggest that if you are diagnosed with kidney failure early on, there are certain steps you can take to prolong kidney functions with Ayurveda.
Today we will discuss about scope of ayurveda in management of Dialysis / Kidney Failure Patients with one of our ayurvedic expert Dr. Deepak Dhankhar.
Dr. Deepak Dhankhar is graduated from Chaudhary Brahm Prakash Ayurved Charak Sansthan (Govt of NCT). He is state topper & Gold Medalist. He processes a immense knowledge on this topic. He is very popular in north india – Specially in Delhi NCR having more than 20,000 followers on his facebook page & around 25,000 on his Instagram handle.
We asked the following questions from Dr. Deepak Dhankhar
Dr. Deepak Dhankhar revealed that there are two main reasons of kidney failure i.e. diabetes & high blood pressure. Patients suffering from Diabetes & high blood pressure should take their Ayurvedic medications as directed. Prolonged Uncontrolled Hypertension & Diabetes can lead to deterioration of Kidney Function.
There are 5 Stages of Kidney Failure i.e. Stage 1, Stage 2, Stage 3, Stage 4, Stage 5. Stage 3 is further classified into Stage 3a, Stage 3b, and Stage 3c. (This classification is based on the value of Gfr) Kidney is almost 40% damaged as soon as creatinine reaches 1.5 mg/dl he added.
“Ayurveda helps Kidney patient by treating damaged kidney tissues and reducing the frequency of dialysis,” he exclaimed. As a result, Ayurvedic medications have the potential to treat kidney failure at all stages of the disease (Stage 1 to Stage 5). “Patients with renal disease on dialysis are at a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease,” he added. The primary cause of the cardiovascular disease is uremic toxins that are not removed by dialysis. The most common side effects of dialysis are low blood pressure (hypotension), blood clots, hernia, bloating, and weight gain. Some dialysis patients experience muscle cramps, usually in the lower leg. Fortunately, Ayurveda can assist!
Instead, changing your lifestyle, drinking adequate amount of water and by using certain Ayurvedic herbs can help you maintain your kidney health. If patients follow the basic principles of Ayurvedic medicine for their kidney damage, herbal medicines can help them stop dialysis. Following healthy, dietary and lifestyle recommendations are the best thing you can do. Reduce your consumption of highly processed foods that are high in sugar and sodium. Avoid potassium & phosphorus rich food items. Drink adequate amount of water depending on your kidney failure stage. Obesity is a significant contributor to the risk of kidney disease, as are unhealthy food choices and a sedentary lifestyle.”
He also added that there are three main properties of ayurvedic medicines which help to stop dialysis & control creatinine, urea & uric acid levels.
There are 3 main medicines which you will always find in my prescriptions.
All these medicines can be easily purchased from amazon as they are already available there.
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