What is Chronic Renal Failure (CRF) or Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a worldwide public health problem and is now recognized as a common condition that is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and complete renal failure.
It is the slow progressive loss of kidney function over the span of years, resulting in permanent kidney failure. CKD is common and may go undiagnosed until the process is far advanced and renal failure is on the horizon.
Chronic kidney failure occurs when disease or disorder damages the kidneys so that they are no longer capable of adequately removing fluids and wastes from the body or of maintaining the proper level of certain kidney-regulated chemicals in the bloodstream.
It is irreversible, and will eventually lead to total kidney failure, also known as end-stage renal disease (ESRD).
In the United States, there is a rising incidence and prevalence of kidney failure, with poor outcomes and high cost. Kidney disease is the ninth leading cause of death in the United States of America. Data from the United States Renal Data System (USRDS) indicated that there has been an increase of 104% in the prevalence of chronic renal failure (CRF) between the years 1990-2001. There is an even higher prevalence of the earlier stages.
Stage 1: Slight kidney damage with normal or increased filtration. Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) or output of the kidneys more than 90.
Stage 2: Mild decrease in kidney function. GFR 60-89.
Stage 3: Moderate decrease in kidney function. GFR 30-59.
Stage 4: Severe decrease in kidney function. GFR 15-29.
Stage 5: Kidney failure. GFR less than 15 or dialysis.
Kidney failure is triggered by disease or a hereditary disorder in the kidneys. Both kidneys are typically affected.
The most common causes include:
Signs & Symptoms
Early symptoms such as those of slower onset chronic kidney failure:
- Reduced urine
Total lack of urine. Uremia which is an increase in waste products in the blood causes various symptoms:
Some ways to help prevent or slow down the onset include:
- Monitoring blood pressure regularly.
- Taking treatment for chronic diseases such as diabetes, lupus, and hypertension.
- Avoid smoking: For people with diabetes, smoking can speed up the damage to the small blood vessels in the body.
- Not abusing over-the-counter medications.
- Getting treatment for urinary tract infections or any type of urinary problems as soon as possible.
- Reducing autoimmunity activity.
- Have limiting fluids.
- Eating a low protein diet (this may be recommended).
- Restricting salt, potassium, phosphorous, and other electrolytes.
- Getting enough calories if you are losing weight.
Homeopathy is an amazing science for cases of chronic renal failure if used judiciously and in combination with conventional allopathic treatment.’
Before delving into homeopathic treatment let us first discuss the allopathic treatment available.
There are three procedures in allopathy for CKD:
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