Lower Creatinine Levels

Simple Ways To Save Your Kidneys And Lower Creatinine Levels

Before looking for a solution to a problem, we first need to understand the problem and its cause. Here we need to know what is Creatinine?

Creatinine is a waste item that is produced as a by-product of metabolism going on in muscles. The primary function of the kidneys is to filter blood, i.e. to filter Urea, Creatinine & other wastes from blood and it is expelled through Urine from our human body. Yet, in the event, because of any reason Creatinine level is found to stay high for couple of hours, this by and large demonstrates impairment in kidney function. The normal range of Creatinine for males is 0.6 – 1.2 mg/dl. For females, the normal range is somewhat brought down 0.5 – 1.1 mg/dl according to lab, as females have less muscles mass than males.

There are an excessive number of components which can cause large amounts of creatinine levels, viz. as basic as drying out and unnecessary strenuous exercise can cause this, specific pharmaceuticals, kidney infection, thyroid issues, diabetes and hypertension may likewise be the reasons.

Few individuals who eat excess of non-vegetarian food and Creatine supplements can encounter high creatinine levels.

  1. Reduce vigorous exercise

Work out/Exercise is useful for healthy life and well being. However, trying too hard may increase your creatinine levels. In Ayurvedic course readings additionally, strenuous exercise and weight lifting is denied. Since muscle digestion produces creatinine, overusing muscles through strenuous action may raise creatinine levels.

One examination shows that extreme exercise increments creatinine levels as a reaction to expanded muscle breakdown, in any event briefly.

Consult with your specialist about what kind of activity and how much you ought to do. Try walking instead of running & lifting weights. Do yoga and pranayama instead.

  1. Try not to take Supplements containing Creatine

Creatine is a characteristic compound made in your liver. It’s shipped to your muscles where it’s utilized for vitality. Unused creatine not utilized as vitality changes over into creatinine, a waste item.

 

Notwithstanding its characteristic frame, creatine is likewise accessible as an oral supplement. A few competitors utilize these supplements to help improve athletic execution. Much the same as common creatine, supplements containing this substance deliver creatinine.

Anybody wishing to diminish creatinine levels ought not take creatine supplements. There is restricted research on creatine supplements and their general wellbeing.

  1. Reduce Protein Diet

Research demonstrates eating a lot of protein can increment creatinine levels, in any event incidentally. Cooked red meat specifically can influence creatinine. The warmth from cooking causes creatine found in meat to deliver creatinine.

Individuals with diets high in red meat or other protein sources, including dairy items, may have higher creatinine levels than individuals who eat less of those nourishments.

We need to estimate the allowed intake of proteins. The Dietary Reference Intake is 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight, or 0.36 grams per pound.

This amounts to:

  • 56 grams per day for the average sedentary man.
  • 46 grams per day for the average sedentary woman.

But for a kidney disease patient we need to know protein requirement according to patient condition, so please consult your physician for the same.

 

  1. Increase Fiber Diet

More research is expected to decide the impact dietary fiber has on creatinine levels. But in a scientific study huge decrease in creatinine levels was observed in individuals with Chronic kidney disease who increased their fiber intake.

Fiber can be found in numerous food items including:

  • fruits
  • vegetables
  • whole grains
  • legumes

 

  1. Limit Liquid Intake

Lack of hydration can raise creatinine levels. Liquid admission can likewise be an issue for a few people who have kidney sickness. Converse with your specialist about how much water and different liquids you should drink every day and when is best to drink them.

 

  1. Ayurvedic Supplements Can Help

Few herbs have been demonstrated to lessen Creatinine levels. These herbs are Punnarnava(click here punarnav Plus), Gokshura(click here Nephroactive  caps.), Varuna etc.

Numerous herbs have diuretic action and may help to lessen creatinine levels. Research is also proving that few herbs they help in reducing Creatinine levels & also stop the progression of kidney disease.  We at Dr. Aggarwal’s Ayurvedic Panchakarma and Research Centre provides efficacious and result oriented approach to chronic kidney disease. Our specific products like kidney care Kadha has specific herbs which are needed to restore normal kidney function. For more info on this click here.

kidney failure treatment

kidney Failure Treatment – (Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Risk factors and Treatment)

kidney Failure Treatment – (Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Risk factors and Treatment)

It stands for END STAGE RENAL DISEASE.

Abnormal functioning of kidney causes ESRD.

Causes

ESRD occurs when kidney is not in state of proper functioning and life depends on dialysis and transplant. This type of kidney failure is permanent. It can’t be fixed. Diabetes and Hypertension are main causes of ESRD. Other reasons of ESRD are some reactions to medicines, injuries and some are born with us. Dialysis or a kidney transplant t is necessary to live in ESRD.

 

Symptoms

Ø             Weakness

Ø             Heaviness on head

Ø             Decreased amount of urination

Ø             Vomiting

Ø             Loss of weight

Ø             Tiredness

Ø             Pain in bones

Ø             Disturbance in menstrual periods

Ø             Change in colour of skin

Ø             Changes in nail

Ø             Swelling of the hands & feet

Ø             Numbness in the hands & feet

 

Diagnosis

Urine & blood test should be done in ESRD. These tests measure levels of creatinine and urea nitrogen in the urine and blood.

Blood test: Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (e GFR) is for creatinine.

GFR is the flow rate of filtered fluid through the kidneys from the renal glomerular capillaries into the Bowman’s capsule / unit time.

If estimated GFR is less than 15 then it is considered to be ESRD.

Risk factors

The persons who are suffering from following are at the high risk of ESRD:

 

Ø             Chronic kidney disease (CKD)

Ø             Injury or trauma to the kidneys

Ø             Major blood loss

 

Complications

 

Different complications are associated with kidney disease that sometimes contribute to worsen the condition of the patient.

 

Ø             Swelling

Ø             Hypertension

Ø             Infertility

Ø             High risk of infection

Ø             Rise in level of potassium

 

Difference between CKD & ESRD

 

CKD occurs when there is permanent damage to the kidney. Kidney may still work well enough for patient to live, even if they have some damage.

 

CKD can lead to kidney failure (ESRD) when functioning of both the kidney get worse. In ESRD the kidney do not work well enough for you to live.

 

 Can ESRD be reversed?

In ESRD, nephrons are damaged in large number which leads to low kidney function. The damaged part of kidney is able to be repaired with the help of right treatment.

How can ESRD be reversed?

In modern medicines, there are 2 choices for patients with ESRD i.e. Dialysis & Kidney transplant.

There are different Alternative Treatment options available. Ayurveda  provides an alternative of dialysis & kidney transplant. In Ayurvedic  kidney treatment, patient’s kidney disease is controlled by herbal medicine, diet plan & lifestyle.

Ayurveda helps to recover the kidney from ESRD. There are many herbs which repair the renal parenchyma & stop further damage of kidney. Due to this, kidney will slowly and gradually start its functioning as before. Ayurvedic medicine also decrease the level of urea & creatinine.

Glomerular filteration rate decreases because of ESRD which results in the accumulation of excess water, salt & toxic products in the body. Ayurvedic herbs also help to eliminate these toxins from the body.

Ayurvedic treatment for kidney failure  just not works to suppress the symptoms as allopathic treatment. It works to eliminate the root cause of disease. It helps to treat hypertension & diabetes which are major cause of ESRD. Natural herbs which are used to prepare ayurvedic medicine has best properties to overcome the bad effects of disease & to treat the disease. These all facts are scientifically proven.

Some ayurvedic herbs which help to treat ESRD are Crataeva nurvela, Boerhaavia diffusa & Tribulus terrestris).

Prevention from ESRD

 

ESRD is not preventable in some patients. The leading cause of CKD is Diabetes and Hypertension. By controlling these 2 factors kidney can be prevented from ESRD.

 

Kidneys can be protected by following these healthy habits:

 

Ø             Have regular checkups with doctor.

Ø             Eat a low fat, low salt diet.

Ø             Exercise regularly.

Ø             Avoid tobacco.

Ø             Drink alcohol only in moderation.

Kidney failure treatment – How to reduce creatinine

Toxic Foods To Avoid In Kidney Failure or How to reduce creatinine

Ayurvedic Treatment For Kidney Failure

The tips can be used with any type of kidney disease to reduce the stress on renal organs and slow down the disease progress.

 

What kind of changes do I need to make on a renal failure diet?

We have to limit the amount of protein

This directly helps to decrease waste in your blood.

Foods that are high in protein are poultry (chicken and turkey), meat, eggs, fish, and dairy (milk, cheese, yogurt).

Kidney patients should limit the amount of phosphorus, Kidneys cannot get rid of extra phosphorus that builds up in your blood. This may cause bones to lose calcium and weaken as high phosphorous leads to less absorption.

Foods rich in phosphorus are  beans, nuts, dairy products, peas, and whole grains. Phosphorus is also found in cocoa, beer, and cola drinks.

Kidney patients should limit sodium content in daily food items.

If you have high blood pressure or extra fluid in your body.

Kidney patients need to reduce their sodium(Na) intake to 1500 mg every day.

Canned foods, salted snacks, Table salt, soups, and processed meats, like sausage & deli meats are rich in sodium content.

Kidney patients have to Limit potassium content in food as well.

Potassium is found in all fruits and vegetables. Patients should limit fruits and vegetables that are high in potassium LIKE POMEGRANATE BANANA, GUAVA, ORANGE.

Limit the amount of liquids or water intake should be restricted to all kidney patients specially who are on stage 5.

If your body retains fluids, you will have swelling and fluid may build up in your lungs. This can cause other health problems, such as shortness of breath or breathlessness.

 

 

View video to know more

 

stages of kidney failure

Stages of Kidney Failure

Stages of Kidney Failure

With chronic kidney disease, the kidneys don’t usually fail all at once. Instead, kidney disease often progresses slowly over a period of years.

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) created a guideline to help doctors identify each level of kidney disease. The NKF divided kidney disease into five stages.

Where you are placed into CKD stage 3 or higher, it usually depends on an estimate of kidney function.
Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR)
Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is the best measure of kidney function. A math formula using the person’s age, race, gender and their serum creatinine is used to calculate a GFR. A doctor will order a blood test to measure the serum creatinine level. As kidney function slows, blood levels of creatinine rise.

Even with a normal GFR, you may be at increased risk for developing CKD if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or a family history of kidney disease. The risk increases with age: People over 65 are more than twice as likely to develop CKD as people between the ages of 45 and 65.
Stage of Chronic Kidney Disease
eGFR
(estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate) ml/min/1.73 m
Stage 1: the eGFR shows normal kidney function but you are already known to have some kidney damage or disease. For example, you may have some protein or blood in your urine, an abnormality of your kidney, kidney inflammation, etc. The goals of treatment are to slow the progression of CKD and reduce the risk of heart and blood vessel disease.

90 or more
Stage 2: Mildly reduced kidney function AND you are already known to have some kidney damage or disease. Continue treatment to reduce the risk of other health problems.

60 to 89
Stage 3: Moderately reduced kidney function. (With or without a known kidney disease. ) Anemia and bone problems become more common. Work to prevent or treat these complications.

45 to 59 (3A)
30 to 44 (3B)
Stage 4: Severely reduced kidney function. (With or without known kidney disease.) Continue following the treatment for complications of CKD.

15 to 29
Stage 5: Very severely reduced kidney function. This is sometimes called end-stage kidney failure or established renal failure.

Less than 15 or On Dialysis
* All GFR values are normalized to an average surface area (size) of 1.73m2
Suffixes:
p suffix: the addition of p to a stage (e.g. 3Ap, 4p) means that there is significant proteinuria (more info)
T – the addition of T to a stage (e.g. 3AT) indicates that the patient has a renal transplant.
D – the addition of D to stage 5 CKD (e.g. 5D) indicates that the patient is on dialysis

Stage

Allopathic Treatment for Kidney Failure

Alternative Treatment (Ayurveda) for Kidney Failure
1
Steroids, Suppresses Symptoms, Doesn’t Control Progression, Complications like Heart , Bone problems
Curable with Ayurveda, Disease removed from roots, No side effects, Control Complications

2
Steroids, Suppresses Symptoms, Doesn’t Control Progression, Complications like Heart, Bone problems, Other Side effects
Curable with Ayurveda, Disease removed from roots, Control Complications, No side effects
3
Steroids, Suppresses Symptoms, Doesn’t Control Progression, Complications like Heart, Bone problems, Side effects like Puffiness on face
90% Curable , Controlling progression of disease, Control Complications
4
Dialysis, May ask for Transplant
90% Curable With controlling progression of disease, Stop Dialysis, No need for Transplant

5
Dialysis, Transplant
80% Curable, Manageable With Controlling Progression of disease, Stop Dialysis, No need for Transplant

My stage keeps changing : It is normal for measurements of creatinine and therefore GFR to change a bit from one measurement to the next. In some patients these changes may seem large, and enough to move you from one stage to another and then back again. As long as things aren’t getting progressively worse, it is the average that is important.

For more info please watch this video for stages of kidney stone:-

ayurvedic treatment for pkd

AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR PKD

 

Polycystic Kidney Disease

PKD is an inherited kidney disorder. It causes fluid-filled cysts to form in the kidneys. PKD may impair kidney function and cause kidney failure.

PKD is generally inherited. Less commonly, it develops in patients who have other serious kidney problems.

There are three types of PKD.

Autosomal Dominant PKD (ADPKD)

According to UCM, ADPKD accounts for about 90 percent of PKD cases. This form of the disease is passed from parent to child by dominant inheritance. In other words, only one copy of the abnormal gene is needed to cause the disease. If one parent has the disorder, the chance of passing it down to their child is 50 percent (UCM, 2012). ADPKD is sometimes called adult PKD. Symptoms usually develop later in life, between the ages of 30 and 40. However, symptoms can start in childhood.

Autosomal Recessive PKD (ARPKD)

It is also inherited. However, both parents must carry the gene for the disease. This form of the disease is passed from parent to child by recessive inheritance. Symptoms can begin in the earliest months of life, even in the womb. It tends to be very serious, progresses rapidly, and is often fatal in the first few months of life. This form of ARPKD is extremely rare. It occurs in 1 out of 25,000 people.

There are four types of ARPKD:

  • perinatal form (the disorder is present at birth)
  • neonatal form (the disorder occurs within the first month of life)
  • infantile form (the disorder occurs when the child is 3 to 6 months old)
  • juvenile form (the disorder occurs after the child is 1 year old)

Acquired Cystic Kidney Disease (ACKD)

ACKD is not inherited. It usually develops in patients who already have other kidney problems. It is more common in those who have kidney failure or are on dialysis. ACKD usually occurs later in life.

ACKD can happen in kidneys with long-term damage and severe scarring, so it is often associated with kidney failure and dialysis. About 90 percent of people on dialysis for 5 years develop ACKD. People with ACKD usually seek help because they notice blood in their urine. This is because the cysts bleed into the urinary system, which discolors urine.

 

What Are the Symptoms of Polycystic Kidney Disease?

The main symptoms of PKD include:

  • pain or tenderness in the abdomen
  • blood in the urine
  • frequent urination
  • pain in the sides
  • urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • kidney stones
  • high blood pressure

Sometimes there is no symptom at all. Only a simple ultrasound tells you have cystic kidneys.

Diagnosis

PKD is an inherited disorder.

Review family history. Initial test:

  • a complete blood count (CBC) looking for anemia or signs of infection
  • a urinalysis looking for blood and/or protein

Imaging tests used to diagnose PKD include:

  • abdominal ultrasound: the most useful, non-invasive study using sound waves to look for cysts
  • abdominal CT scan: can detect smaller cysts in the kidney; uses X-rays to build a cross-section of your abdomen
  • abdominal MRI scan: uses strong magnets to image your body to visualize kidney structure and look for cysts
  • intravenous pyelogram (IVP): uses a dye to make your blood vessels show up more clearly on an X-ray

Polycystic Kidney Disease Watch Video to Know More

Treatment

The goal of PKD treatment is to manage symptoms.

  • pain medication
  • blood pressure medication
  • antibiotics (to treat UTI)
  • a low-sodium (salt) diet
  • diuretics (to help remove excess fluid)
  • surgery (to drain cysts and help relieve discomfort)

With advanced PKD, dialysis and kidney transplant may be necessary. One or both of the kidneys may need to be removed.

Ayurvedic treatment for pkd is very useful in providing symptomatic relief.  Ayurvedic formulations have no side effect like Allopathic medicine. Also, Ayurvedic medicines can maintain blood pressure & maintain urine flow to reduce future complications like ascitis.

What other organs besides the kidney are affected by PKD?

PKD can affect other organs besides the kidney. People with PKD may have cysts in their liver, pancreas, spleen, ovaries, and large bowel. PKD can also affect the brain or heart.

Other Complications

  • anemia (insufficient red blood cells)
  • bleeding or bursting of cysts
  • high blood pressure
  • kidney stones
  • recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • cardiovascular disease- mitral valve prolapse
  • brain aneurysms
  • diverticula (pouches or pockets in the wall of the colon)
  • cataracts or blindness
  • liver disease

 

Does everyone with PKD develop kidney failure?

No. About 50 percent of people with PKD will have kidney failure by age 60, and about 60 percent will have kidney failure by age 70. Certain people have an increased risk of kidney failure including:

  • men
  • patients with high blood pressure
  • patients with protein or blood in their urine
  • women with high blood pressure who have had more than three pregnancies

Prognosis

In most people, PKD slowly gets worse over time. It may lead to liver disease. Eventually, the disease ends in kidney failure.

Proper medical care can relieve PKD symptoms for years, managing it with Ayurveda can help.

Talk to a genetic counselor if you have a family history of PKD and are planning to have children.

Can Ayurveda HELP TO GET RID OF CYSTS?

 

Yes, there is an old saying “Where there is a WILL, there is a WAY”. We will say – If you have will, We will show you the WAY.

 

The Ayurvedic treatment for pkd will have following medicines:

 

  1. Vridhivatika Vati
  2. Loknath Rasa
  3. Kanchnar guggul
  4. Vijaysar

 

For more information & for purchasing these products you can call our helpline no. +91 8699017567( 8 AM to 8 PM IST)

 

Kidney failure, its stages & Ayurvedic Treatment

Kidney failure, its stages & Ayurvedic Treatment.
STAGES OF KIDNEY FAILURE

With chronic kidney disease, the kidneys don’t usually fail all at once. Instead, kidney disease often progresses slowly over a period of years.

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) created a guideline to help doctors identify each level of kidney disease. The NKF divided kidney disease into five stages.

Where you are placed into CKD stage 3 or higher, it usually depends on an estimate of kidney function.
Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR)
Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is the best measure of kidney function. A math formula using the person’s age, race, gender and their serum creatinine is used to calculate a GFR. A doctor will order a blood test to measure the serum creatinine level. As kidney function slows, blood levels of creatinine rise.

Even with a normal GFR, you may be at increased risk for developing CKD if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or a family history of kidney disease. The risk increases with age: People over 65 are more than twice as likely to develop CKD as people between the ages of 45 and 65.
Stage of Chronic Kidney Disease
eGFR
(estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate) ml/min/1.73 m
Stage 1: the eGFR shows normal kidney function but you are already known to have some kidney damage or disease. For example, you may have some protein or blood in your urine, an abnormality of your kidney, kidney inflammation, etc. The goals of treatment are to slow the progression of CKD and reduce the risk of heart and blood vessel disease.

90 or more
Stage 2: Mildly reduced kidney function AND you are already known to have some kidney damage or disease. Continue treatment to reduce the risk of other health problems.

60 to 89
Stage 3: Moderately reduced kidney function. (With or without a known kidney disease. ) Anemia and bone problems become more common. Work to prevent or treat these complications.

45 to 59 (3A)
30 to 44 (3B)
Stage 4: Severely reduced kidney function. (With or without known kidney disease.) Continue following the treatment for complications of CKD.

15 to 29
Stage 5: Very severely reduced kidney function. This is sometimes called end-stage kidney failure or established renal failure.

Less than 15 or On Dialysis
* All GFR values are normalized to an average surface area (size) of 1.73m2
Suffixes:
p suffix: the addition of p to a stage (e.g. 3Ap, 4p) means that there is significant proteinuria (more info)
T – the addition of T to a stage (e.g. 3AT) indicates that the patient has a renal transplant.
D – the addition of D to stage 5 CKD (e.g. 5D) indicates that the patient is on dialysis

Stage

Allopathic Treatment for Kidney Failure

Alternative Treatment (Ayurveda) for Kidney Failure
1
Steroids, Suppresses Symptoms, Doesn’t Control Progression, Complications like Heart , Bone problems
Curable with Ayurveda, Disease removed from roots, No side effects, Control Complications

2
Steroids, Suppresses Symptoms, Doesn’t Control Progression, Complications like Heart, Bone problems, Other Side effects
Curable with Ayurveda, Disease removed from roots, Control Complications, No side effects
3
Steroids, Suppresses Symptoms, Doesn’t Control Progression, Complications like Heart, Bone problems, Side effects like Puffiness on face
90% Curable , Controlling progression of disease, Control Complications
4
Dialysis, May ask for Transplant
90% Curable With controlling progression of disease, Stop Dialysis, No need for Transplant

5
Dialysis, Transplant
80% Curable, Manageable With Controlling Progression of disease, Stop Dialysis, No need for Transplant

My stage keeps changing : It is normal for measurements of creatinine and therefore GFR to change a bit from one measurement to the next. In some patients these changes may seem large, and enough to move you from one stage to another and then back again. As long as things aren’t getting progressively worse, it is the average that is important.

For more info please watch the video

Ayurvedic Treatment for Kidney Failure (Kidney Failure Treated) – Real Life Experience of a Patient

Ayurvedic Treatment for Kidney Failure works wonders in saving life of patients suffering from the disease and striving for life.

Treating patients suffering from kidney problem since years. Cases like IgA Nephropathy, Pyelonephritis, Glomerulonephritis, Hypertensive Nephropathy, Diabetic Nephropathy.

A Patient sharing her experience about Ayurvedic Medicine with Dr. Aggarwal’s Ayurvedic Panchakarma & Research Centre.

Aarti

I am just 22 years of age, was diagnosed with kidney failure about thre and a half year ago. My treatment was going at Kidney Hospital Jalandhar, but my condition did not improved at all after the treatment, rather I was diagnosed with Tuberculosis after the treatment. I was on Dialysis as recommended by doctors. My weight reduced to as low as 33 kgs. I was in dark as everybody else recommended to go for transplant which we couldn’t even afford. I thought of losing my life. Then I met Dr. Shridhar Aggarwal at Chandigarh who advised me Ayurvedic Treatment for kidney failure. Before I was on dialysis twice a week & slowly and slowly with continuous medication and diet precaution it reduced to twice a month. Now my Dialysis has stopped. Tuberculosis is also cured. My Creatinine is stable at 2.2mg/dl. Recovery is good as seen from the reports. I feel great as I can do my household chores and other things without other’s help. I am very happy. Its like getting a new life. Thank you Dr. Aggarwal for saving my life.

Watch video for complete information.