IgA Nephropathy treatment in Ayurveda
Healthy kidneys play a huge role in developing our bodies mentally and physically. Kidneys help in maintaining the balance of fluids in the body. They are responsible for sifting the wastes out and the formation of cells to produce energy in the body. But when the kidneys are being ignored despite giving the indications of unhealthy functioning, severe diseases can attack the kidneys. One such disease is IgA Nephropathy. Today, we will discuss Ayurvedic medicine and Ayurvedic treatment for IgA nephropathy.
The kidneys eliminate waste products and toxins from the human body and they maintain the balance of alkali and alum. If the kidneys do not maintain the balance of alkali and alum in the body, the body can be attacked by several viruses & bacteria causing kidney diseases. Once caught by kidney diseases, it would be difficult to get rid of. There are diseases that can damage the kidneys extensively; one such disease includes IgA nephropathy disease.
What is IgA nephropathy?
IgA (Immunoglobulin A) nephropathy or Berger’s disease occurs when IgA gathers in the kidney and causes inflammation that damages the tissues of the kidneys. IgA is an antibody that the immune system produces. It is the protein that is protecting the human body from exterior substances like bacteria and viruses. People suffering from IgA nephropathy are advised to seek an Ayurvedic treatment from a certified nephrologist.
How does IgA nephropathy affect the kidneys?
IgA nephropathy affects the kidneys by assassinating the Glomeruli(s). Glomeruli are the natural sifters of the kidneys that filter waste products and remove excess fluid from the blood. A sustained or sudden increase of IgA causes inflammation and damages the Glomeruli provoking the kidneys to leak blood and proteins into the urine. This damage grows over a prolonged period that can ultimately lead to IgA nephropathy, chronic kidney disease, or end-stage renal disease (ESRD). When a person’s kidney fails, he/she may look up to dialysis or allopathic medications, but if the patient chooses Ayurvedic treatment for IgA nephropathy, there is no need for dialysis or other artificial methods.
How common is IgA nephropathy and who is more likely to get caught by this disease?
IgA nephropathy is a kidney disease, majorly caused by diabetes and hypertension. IgA nephropathy has no age bar, although the first symptom of kidney disease appears most often when people are at its advanced stages. IgA nephropathy is likely to appear more in men than in women. People living in continent of Asia are more prone to be hit by the disease IgA nephropathy.
Causes of IgA Nephropathy
There’s always a reason behind any disease. Similarly, the following reasons are believed to cause IgA nephropathy:
- Liver disease
- Celiac disease
- Dermatitis Herpestiformis
- Bacterial infection
- Kidney inflammation
What are the symptoms of IgA nephropathy?
Troubles don’t come without any reason, there’s always a reason behind every disease hitting you. In the same way, before any disease attacks your body completely, your organs start to indicate their health conditions. IgA nephropathy also shows many symptoms in the body before attacking completely. By understanding these signs & symptoms, you can identify this serious disease, which is as follows:
- Pulmonary Edema
- Presence of blood in the urine
- Patchy skin
- Reduced output of urine
- Disturbed sleep
- Dry skin
- Weight loss
- Loss of appetite
- Pale or dark complexion
- Muscle cramps
It is nothing like that all these symptoms appear in every patient, different symptoms can be seen in different patients; out of which kidney inflammation can only be known by examination.
How to diagnose IgA nephropathy?
After analyzing the symptoms discussed above, a patient should go for the following tests:
- Urine test
- Blood test
- Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) Test
- Kidney biopsy
Any complications occurring because of IgA nephropathy would be like:
- High blood pressure
- Acute kidney failure
- Chronic kidney failure
- Nephrotic syndrome
- Heart or cardiovascular problems
How is IgA nephropathy treated?
Researchers are searching for an effective cure for IgA nephropathy. But, it is still a manageable disease with the help of Ayurvedic remedies:
- Therapies to control blood pressure and prevention from the progression
- Removing extra fluid present in the blood
- Boosting the immunity power
- Maintaining the apt levels of cholesterol in the blood
Ayurvedic Treatment for IgA nephropathy:
The failed kidney can be recovered by Ayurveda. Compared to allopathic treatment, any type of disease can be eradicated forever with Ayurvedic treatment, provided that patients follow the medicines as well as abstinence properly. Dialysis is an unnatural method of blood purification. Whereas Ayurvedic treatment by SRIAAS – SR Institute of Advanced Ayurvedic Sciences provides a sustainable course of treatment that helps with the healthy functioning of kidneys on their own.
Ayurvedic treatment of kidney failure by SRIAAS- SR Institute of Advanced Ayurvedic Sciences:
At SRIAAS, we help to manage this disease by using Ayurvedic therapies and herbal medicines for IgA nephropathy only.