While the government has recently intervened to provide aid in the form of the Pradhan Mantri National Dialysis Program, the cost of dialysis or a kidney transplant has been prohibitive for most sections of society. Therefore, it is necessary to focus on prevention, early detection, and slow progression of kidney disease for better kidney care.
The PGI Nephrology Department has attempted to raise public awareness of kidney diseases by addressing a number of frequently asked questions.
Should all adults get tested for kidney disease or are there specific high-risk groups that should be tested?
A doctor at the PGI said: “Not all adults need to be tested for kidney disease. There are certain groups of people who are at high risk for testing to detect risk, such as diabetes, high blood pressure. pressure and kidney stones.”
KN Dwivedi, Dean of Ayurveda, Banaras Hindy University (BHU), says herbs are a lifesaver as they can help rejuvenate the cells of damaged kidneys.
“NEERI-KFT is one such Ayurvedic medicine based on kidney-friendly medicinal plants like Punarnava, Ashwagandha and Guduchi which have antioxidant properties.”
While well-known diuretic herbs like Varuna are a good blood purifier that helps maintain homeostasis, Gokhuru is beneficial in rejuvenating the kidney’s nephrons, adds Dwivedi, which some patients have found find such formulas beneficial.
He said if detected properly and in time, CKD can be cured with the help of extracts from these identified herbs.
He warned that the slower the detection, the longer the treatment time.
“When detected early, dialysis can be accomplished with the help of a multi-herbal formula that strengthens the kidneys,” he explains.
Developed by AIMIL Pharmaceuticals after extensive research, the benefits of NEERI-KFT in the management of CKD, have been covered in studies published in journals such as the Arabic Journal of Biological Sciences. Saudi Arabia.
“If an ayurvedic formulation is prescribed in the early stages of chronic kidney disease, the kidneys can be saved from damage,” says Dwivedi.
In fact, NEERI-KFT has also been found to control TNF Alfa, an indicator of disruption in the kidney, as well as protect the organ from dietary AGEs, harmful habit-induced compounds. poor eating.
CKD is a serious progressive medical condition characterized by progressive loss of kidney function, often accompanied by other comorbidities such as cardiovascular diseases (hypertension, heart failure, and stroke) and cardiovascular disease. diabetes, eventually leading to kidney failure.
According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the US at least 15% of people are suffering from CKD.
In India, this is about 40% of the total population with diabetes and high blood pressure is on the rise causing further woes.
Doctors say treatment has become a challenge during Covid-19 while according to the World Health Organization (WHO), chronic kidney disease is becoming one of the leading causes of death. globally.