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Autoimmune Kidney Disease

Key points

  • Autoimmune kidney disease causing inflammation in the kidney.
  • Two types: Acute and chronic.
  • Causes include other diseases normally autoimmune, cancer or hydrocarbon solvents.
  • The symptoms include high blood pressure, abdominal pain,blood in urine etcetera.
  • Several natural treatments including restricting intake of salt and protein, maintain weight and quitting smoking and drinking can help with the disease.

When it comes to autoimmune kidney disease, the complications are more. The autoimmune kidney disease known as the Glomerulonephritis results in the inflammation of the kidney and finally causes other problems. The inflammation of kidney is known as nephritis which is derived from two Greek words nephro and itis which translates “of the kidney” and “inflammation”.

What causes this autoimmune kidney disease?

It is the other diseases which results in the autoimmune kidney disease. The immune system overreacts to these diseases eventually causing damage to the kidney and a prolonged damaging effect of the immune system can result in condition that can be much harder to handle.

There are two types to this disease. One is acute and the other is chronic.

  1. Acute disease only lasts for a short period of time and hence does not pose a great threat to the body.
  2. Chronic disease on the other hand is long lasting and eventually results in the pains that can take a significant toll on the body.

A few diseases which cause acute autoimmune kidney disease are listed below:

  1. Strep throat
  2. Lupus
  3. Goodpasture syndrome
  4. Granulomatosis with polyangiitis
  5. Polyarteritis nodosa

Another reason for the same problem can be excessive use of anti-inflammatory drugs to treat other conditions. These drugs can start harming the body and result in autoimmune kidney disease if taken for a long time without consulting a doctor first.

Chronic autoimmune kidney disease is a little harder to detect. This disease can develop with little to no symptoms over a long period of time and the damage caused by this disease cannot be reversed.

The cause of chronic Glomerulonephritis is unknown but genes are believed to play a vital part in the disease.

Other factors can be:

  1. Certain immune diseases
  2. Cancer
  3. Hydrocarbon solvents exposure

If the acute form of the disease has plagued you in the past then the chronic form of the same disease is likely to occur in the future.

A few symptoms of the disease

There are many symptoms which are associated with this disease.

  1. High blood pressure
  2. Blood in urine
  3. Puffy face
  4. Less frequency of urination
  5. Fluids in lungs which result in coughing
  6. Swollen ankle and feet
  7. Abdominal pain
  8. Nosebleeds that occur often
  9. Increase in protein in the urine
  10. Excessive urination in the night time.

Natural treatment for the autoimmune kidney disease

There are many things one can do in order to make the condition better or prevent it from getting worse because this disease can lead to kidney failure as well which is definitely the worst that could happen to a person.

  1. The body weight should be maintained. Being in shape can help with the disease.
  2. Salt and protein intake should be minimized. The kidney normally suffers from these and finds it difficult to digest, hence the notion.
  3. If you smoke or drink alcoholic beverages, stop at once. Kidney failure will occur under these circumstances if you have an affinity to these leisure activities.

If you find yourself or someone close to you suffering from this disease or show some of the symptoms of this disease, then contact us to know more. Also, if you are tired of the conventional medicine which seems to be doing nothing, then ayurvedic medicines and therapies we provide can be tried and the studies conducted till now support the hold of ayurveda on these disease so rest assured you would be in safe hands.