According to Ayurveda, there are thirteen types of natural urges in the body which should not be suppressed. These are the natural calls from body, which a person must attend to, as and when they appear in order to maintain the balance in the body and to prevent the manifestation of diseases. Urge to pass urine is one among them.
In our modern lifestyle, we find ourselves forcefully suppress the urge for urination while travelling due to unavailability of toilets, watching a favorite show in TV, etc. Prolonged suppression causes-
Pain in bladder and genital region
Pain and difficulty in micturition
Distension of lower abdomen
Avoid the suppression of urge to urinate and prevent the diseases.
Superficially the function of kidney seems to make urine, but it is no exaggeration to say kidneys are the master chemists to maintain our internal environment. A healthy outside starts from the inside. Follow a healthy life style and turn to Ayurvedic Medicine and Treatments to protect your kidneys
Here is a warning for those habitual pill-poppers!
Over-use of any drug may cause kidney damage. A drug that causes damage to the kidneys is called as a ‘nephrotoxic drug.’ Any sort of damage to the kidneys can make them inefficient to filter out the toxins it is exposed to everyday. These toxins then start accumulating in various tissues of the body and can even cause death. Most people are habitual pill -poppers, assuming nothing untoward will ever happen to them. A study highlighted that use of over-the-counter and prescription medications accounts for about 20 percent of cases of acute renal failure.
Improper and prolonged use of Allopathic drugs may damage your kidneys. Be aware!
Pain killers or analgesics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) may lead to end stage kidney disease.
Certain drugs used in high blood pressure, anticonvulsants, malaria-treating drugs, and certain antibiotics have shown to favor renal failure.
People who are diabetic or have cardiovascular diseases often take multiple medications which increase their chances of kidney damage
Intake of few dietary supplements may also be a cause.
Prevention of kidney damage
Since you may not be able to avoid taking medicines under certain conditions, here are a few ways in which you can reduce damage to your kidneys
While taking over-the-counter drugs, check labels for warnings
Avoid habituating yourself to particular medicines such as sleeping pills or painkillers. Instead follow a healthy lifestyle, meditation and natural therapies like shiro dhara, abhyanga, etc.
Long-term consumption of drugs should be only under supervision.
Make sure you are taking appropriate dosage.
Drink adequate fluids to flush out the toxins.
Consume natural foods to avoid artificial nutrition supplements.
Is Ayurveda safe for Kidney patients?
It is a commonly feared fact that Ayurvedic medicines contain heavy metals and are not suitable for certain medical conditions!
1. There are various Ayurvedic medicines which help to prevent the further deterioration of your kidneys.
Ayurvedic medicines are usually safe and well-tolerated when prescribed by a qualified and knowledgeable Ayurvedic practitioner. However, some Ayurvedic preparations may risk toxicity when they are not manufactured according to the standards. Most of the time, people go by advertisements while buying medicines, instead of consulting qualified Ayurvedic doctors.