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Nephritis Causes, Sorts, Signs, Remedy

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S

Nephritis is a situation the place there may be irritation of the useful models of the kidneys i.e nephrons. This irritation is often known as glomerulonephritis. It adversely have an effect on kidney operate.
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Nephritis and kidney illness typically appear to run in households, which suggests a potential genetic element. Some infections, similar to HIV and hepatitis B or C, may trigger nephritis.

Some medicines, similar to antibiotics, ache relievers, NSAIDs, or diuretic tablets can injury the kidney and result in nephritis.
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· modifications in urinating habits
· swelling anyplace within the physique, particularly the fingers, toes, ankles, and face
· modifications in urine colour
· foamy urine
· blood within the urine


1. Acute glomerulonephritis
2. Lupus nephritis

The signs of lupus nephritis embrace:

· foamy urine
· hypertension
· swelling of the legs, ankles, and toes

Different signs could embrace joint issues, fever, and rashes.

3. Alport syndrome, or hereditary nephritis
4. Persistent glomerulonephritis
5. IgA nephropathy
6. Interstitial nephritis
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Remedy and Prevention

Acute nephritis generally resolves with out remedy. Nevertheless, it often requires medicine and particular procedures that take away extra fluids and harmful proteins.

Treating continual nephritis sometimes entails common kidney check-ups and blood stress monitoring.

Drugs that forestall the immune system from attacking the kidneys may also be useful in some circumstances.

An acceptable weight loss program will sometimes be decrease in protein, salt, and potassium.


Sure way of life practices can scale back the chance for many individuals. These practices embrace:

· sustaining a wholesome weight
· quitting smoking
· conserving blood stress and blood sugar inside wholesome limits
· exercising frequently

Consuming a nutritious, balanced weight loss program may assist shield kidney well being.
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Nephritis In Ayurveda

Vrukka gata pittadhikya – elevated pitta and consequent irritation within the kidneys and nephrons

Vrukka gata shotha / pittaja shotha / vrukka vidaha – irritation / swelling attributable to vitiated pitta within the kidneys / nephrons

Be aware – The above stated Ayurveda phrases are coined since we don’t discover an actual rationalization of those circumstances in Ayurveda.

Pathogenesis Samprapti

Dosha – pitta pradhana tridosha (aggravation of all of the three doshas with predominant vitiation of pitta)
Dushya – mutra, rakta, mamsa, meda
Srotas – Medovaha Srotas, Mutravaha srotas
Sroto dushti lakshana – Sanga / obstruction (following irritation)
Roga Marga – Abhyantara Roga Marga (kidney being a viscera) / Madhyama Roga Marga (kidney being associated to urinary bladder and therefore a significant organ)
Sadhyasadhyata – krichrasadhya (curable with issue)
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Remedy rules

Shota Chikitsa – remedy line of swelling and irritation
– particularly remedy of pittaja swelling when inflammatory signs are current as in lupus nephritis, presence of hypertension, rashes, arthritis, irritation and bloody urine
– remedy of kaphaja swelling when non-inflammatory / edematous swelling is discovered within the decrease limbs and presence of proteins within the urine

Treating excessive pitta – all pitta controlling measures together with weight loss program, medicine and therapies

Pitta-Rakta Sroto dushti chikitsa – Treating on the strains of ‘contamination of channels of transportation of pitta and blood’

Medovaha sroto dushti chikitsa – treating ‘contamination of channels carrying fats tissue’ (since fats is concerned within the formation of kidney)

Krimi Roga Chikitsa – treating for worms and micro-organisms (to fight an infection

Different remedy methods based mostly on the signs of nephritis –

Prameha Chikitsa – rules of treating diabetes particularly in presence of foamy urine, modifications in urine colour, swelling, lowered immunity resulting in frequent urinary issues, repeated an infection and irritation, hypertension and many others signs.

Jwara Chikitsa – remedy line of fevers, when extreme signs of irritation, fever, joint pains and rashes are current, as in lupus nephritis or acute glomerulonephritis.

Raktapitta chikitsa – treating on the strains of raktapitta i.e. bleeding issues, particularly that which has downward course (i.e. adhoga raktapitta). On this, emesis could also be most well-liked particularly if there may be swelling (non-inflammatory) within the decrease limbs together with bleeding from the urinary tract.

Treating tikshnagni – if the digestive fireplace within the type of pachaka pitta is extreme, the meals is shortly digested or burnt. Based on Ayurveda this subtype of pitta takes half within the formation of urine after the segregation of vitamins within the intestine. The urine may carry the excessive pitta qualities in presence of tikshnagni. Subsequently this situation must be taken care of. Presence of tikshnagni exposes one to pitta kind of issues, anyplace within the physique, together with kidneys that are primarily inflammatory in nature. On this situation common virechana and management over pitta and use of pitta pacifying ghee within the meals or for consuming will likely be useful.

Vatanulomana – regulating vata by enabling its free motion in downward route will assist in flushing off undesirable fluids within the physique, reduces irritation and swelling, and combats hypertension. Gandharvahastadi Kashayam together with dhanwantaram gulika or vayu gulika in edematous swelling and unctuous purging utilizing Gandharvahastadi or Nimbamritadi Eranda Taila will assist in inflammatory swelling. Triphala Churna, Trivrit lehya, Drakshadi lehyam, Sukumara Ghrita / Kashayam, Patoladi Kashayam and Patolakaturohinyadi Kashayam are useful in expelling morbid vata related to pitta. Combating vitiated vata and pitta will even scale back irritation within the kidneys, nephrons and stop kidney injury.

Rasayana Chikitsa – administration of immune-modulators and tissue rejuvenation medicines are extremely useful in nephritis attributable to autoimmune reactions. Shatavari Churna, Chandraprabha Vati, Vanga Bhasma, Shilajitu, Amalaki Rasayana, Chyavanaprash and many others are useful in enhancing the immunity amongst many decisions. Shatavari Gulam, Narasimha Rasayana and Shatavari Ghrita too are useful.

Position of Panchakarma

Vamana i.e. therapeutic emesis and Virechana i.e. therapeutic purgation are the most effective therapies in combating nephritis. They might be conditionally administered. Yashtimadhu phanta (infusion of Licorice) in excessive pitta circumstances and Madanaphala yoga in kapha-pitta predominance and each types of swelling are the most effective decisions for emesis. Trivrit Lehya is the most effective formulation for purging.

Ayurvedic Medicines

Chandraprabha Vati
Shilajtivadi lauha
Gokshuradi Guggulu
Punarnavadi Kashayam
Brihatyadi Kashayam
Vastyamayantaka Ghritham

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