“Kidney failure sucks. You feel like your life is wasted. You can’t sleep at night, feel tired, and have no other option than to see your doctor every 2 weeks for dialysis. I want this mess to be unscrewed and get back to normal life again.”
This is what my uncle had to say 1 month after being diagnosed with chronic kidney failure. Sadly this is not his case alone. Over 14% people of the total population suffers from the disease. It is one of the most common medical issues people are suffering from.
However, most people are not aware of it. They don’t know that their Kidney is about to malfunction until they reach its advanced stage and have limited options for cure.
Hence the very first concern is:
How one can decide if he/she is suffering from Kidney damage?
The following symptoms can help them decide:
Signs and Symptoms of Kidney Failure
- Inability to Sleep
- Dry and Itchy Skin
- Foamy Urine containing Blood
- Persistent Puffiness around Eyes
- Swollen Ankles and Feet
- Muscle Cramps
- Shortness of Breath
- Upset Stomach, Nausea, Vomiting
- Food Tastes like Metal
Patients may suffer weakness and shortness of breath as well.
Now, once a person is diagnosed with kidney failure, he/she can either go for dialysis. However, it is costly and unbearable. Moreover, people who’re in the early stage of the disease don’t necessarily require it. They can go for the following treatment options:
Natural Kidney Failure Treatment Methods
Drink Plenty of Water
Water helps in removing toxic elements from your body so that kidney can function normally. Hence, it’s advised to drink plenty of water.
You should consume at least 3-4 liters of water each day. If you can’t drink such a large amount, go for foods and fruits that are water-rich.
Keep your Blood Sugar and Blood Pressure Levels in Check
Abnormal blood sugar and blood are the major culprits behind kidney failure. Keep them in check and your kidney will function normally.
For this, exercise regularly and maintain a healthy diet. Avoid consuming food that’s unhealthy.
Yoga helps a lot in the proper functioning of the body. It can cure many diseases including Kidney damage.
Several yogasans like the Kobra pose and warrior pose can prove really beneficial in improving kidney function.
Refrain from Smoking and Alcohol
Smoking can cause atherosclerosis, a medical condition that reduces water flow to kidneys. This can increase the kidney damage rate.
Similarly, alcohol can increase the amount of toxins in Kidney. So, it’s better if you refrain from it.
Avoid Foods that Cause Dehydration
The reduced amount of water in the body can prove lethal in case of kidney failure. So, avoid products that cause dehydration, such as fried foods and antacids like Mylanta or milk of magnesia.
Kidney damage is curable naturally. All you need is to maintain a healthy lifestyle and avoid making mistake that can trigger the disease further. Implement these tips and you’ll be cured soon.
However, if your condition is quite serious and you’re in the advanced stage of Kidney failure, go for dialysis. There’s no other cure at that stage.