In general, the size of the kidneys is four to five inches or the size of the human fist. However, due to certain circumstances, the size of the kidneys can get smaller than their standard size that leads to abnormal functioning of the kidneys. This medical condition is called renal atrophy, renal hypoplasia, or kidney atrophy. This medical condition can be congenital, where there are fewer nephrons (kidneys’ filtering units) with the usual structure. Moreover, people with the condition face no complications and does not require any special treatment unless both of their kidneys are affected.
The left kidney is more likely to get a shrink, whereas the shrinkage of both the kidneys is a rare condition. Medical conditions such as metabolic syndrome, obstruction of the urinary tract, sickle cell disease, etc. can lead to kidney shrinkage. The low functioning capacity of kidneys can also cause shrinkage of the organs. Diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity are the significant reasons behind low kidney function. Ayurvedic treatment for kidney shrinkage is one compelling cure for this condition.
Any problem with kidneys is a problem for the body. An ill kidney becomes weak to generate more urine, and the retention of urine begins in the organ. This problem of urine retention arises once the kidneys reach the advanced stage of the damage. You are likely to notice symptoms such as changes in the frequency of urination, darkening skin, drowsiness, itchiness, loss of appetite, muscle cramps, nausea & vomiting, and swelling of the hands and feet when 30% of the kidneys’ functioning becomes impaired, and the situation of fluid retention arises.
It is crucial to understand these signs on time and go for a screening test. The doctor may recommend you to undergo tests such as Computed tomography, Ultrasound, Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). If the analysis shows up your kidney being atrophied, it is high time to go for the right treatment. Unlike dialysis and kidney transplant, Ayurvedic medicine for kidney shrinkage is apt treatment. It utilizes natural ways that assist in the stimulation of kidneys functioning while treating all the underlying causes.
The treatment of any condition depends upon the cause of the disease. Similarly, to treat shrunk kidneys, it is vital to understand the factor that caused kidney shrinkage. Kidney shrinkage is not any sudden or acute damage that seizes kidneys functioning all of a sudden. It only creates problems when the functioning capacity of kidneys reaches 10 or 15%. Beginning with a treatment becomes crucial at this point. However, starting with early treatment is much beneficial as it prevents the disparity of the kidneys.
Acceptance of Ayurvedic treatment for kidney shrinkage is one beneficial method. It assists in curing the damage caused to the kidneys from the cellular level. Unlike allopathy, Ayurveda can do wonders to the shrunk kidneys without any cuts and surgery. Ayurvedic medicines are hoarded with qualities that can detoxify the channels of the kidneys, which aids in the fluid flow from the kidneys. The treatment includes herbs, certain dietary modifications, and lifestyle changes that help in cleaning the incoming and outgoing channels of the kidneys and restore their original filtering capacity. The lifestyle changes include yoga and meditation. These two practices can provide a person with physical, mental, and spiritual health.
For more information about ayurvedic treatment or medicine for kidney shrinkage, do consult our nephrologist at Karma Ayurveda Hospital.