Kidneys perform a very important function in our body. They filter blood, collect waste products from the blood and then excrete them out from the body through urine. In the case of kidney failure, human kidneys are no more able to do their job. When kidneys are failed, high levels of waste products start accumulating in the blood.
There are 3 stages of kidney/renal failure. These stages are explained in the following image:
The first stage of kidney failure called Acute Renal Failure can be treated and reversed. But if not treated this condition may lead to the death of the patient.
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The commons signs and symptoms of renal failure include:
Please note that in some cases there may not be any clear symptoms and signs of renal failure.
The main reasons for kidney failure are listed below:
Slower Blood Flow to Kidneys: In some conditions, the blood flow to the kidneys is reduced. Due to reduced blood flow kidneys cannot perform their normal functions and may lead to renal failure. There are many diseases and conditions that can reduce blood flow to kidneys like blood loss, medicines for blood pressure, liver failure, heart attack or severe dehydration, etc.
Direct Damage to Kidneys: The direct damage or infection of kidneys may also lead to renal failure.
Blocked Ureters: The waste matters filtered by kidneys are drained out through vessels or tubes called ureters. Sometimes ureters are blocked and waste matters cannot leave the body through urine. This condition may also lead to kidney failure due to the accumulation of waste matters within the kidneys. The blockage of ureters may be due to certain diseases and conditions like colon cancer, bladder cancer, cervical cancer, enlarged prostate, prostate cancer, and kidney stones, etc.
If patients have some or all above mentioned kidney failure symptoms then doctors recommend the following tests to confirm the condition.
Urinalysis: In this test urine of the patient is analyzed to find abnormalities. Also, the quantity of daily urine excreted is measured. The decreased quantity is an indication of renal failure.
Blood Tests: A higher level of creatinine and urea in blood is another indication of renal failure.
Kidney Imaging Tests: It is important to see the images of the kidney to diagnose the renal failure. Tests like ultrasound and computerized tomography are conducted to see the kidneys of patients.
Biopsy: In this test, a small sample of the patient’s kidney is removed and tested in the lab. A sharp needle is inserted into the kidney through the skin to remove a sample for testing.
Medications: Certain medications are given to treat the condition. Medications are used to heal the kidneys and prevent further complications. Different problems like accumulation of blood potassium, retention of fluid, deficiency of fluid, decreased blood flow to kidneys, etc are treated through medicines.
Note: There are many side effects associated with the use of these medications.
Hemodialysis: Due to kidney failure, toxins are accumulated in the blood and cannot be removed. Blood is pumped out of the patient’s body through the dialyzer. Dialyzer acts as an artificial kidney that removes waste matters from blood. The filtered blood is then returned to the patient’s body.
Note: This is a painful and expensive procedure.
Kidney Transplantation: Surgery is done to remove the damaged kidney and a healthy kidney from another person is implanted.
In some patients, both medicines and Dialysis are done.
Homeopathic medicines are quite effective in treating kidney failure. Usually, the kidney starts functioning normally after homeopathic treatment. To do the proper homeopathic treatment it is essential to understand the underlying cause(s) of kidney failure. We have discussed the main causes of renal failure in the above lines. Sometimes more than 1 factors are responsible for this condition making the condition more severe.
After observing all symptoms and checking all medical reports, proper homeopathic medicines are given to the patient. These medicines work in two ways. First of all, they control the condition so that no more damage is done to the kidneys. Secondly, they start elimination the root causes of renal failure. Unlike allopathic medicines, there are no side effects associated with the use of Homeopathic medicines. If treatment is done in the right way, the patient starts feeling better within few weeks. After few months, most of the patients are fully recovered and their kidney starts functioning properly and normally.
Some homeopathic medicines that are usually used to treat symptoms and underlying causes of renal failure are listed below:
You should not use any of these medicines without asking a reputed homeopathic doctor. All medicines mentioned here are for educational and informational purposes only.