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Chronic renal failure

Alleviating chronic renal failure with homoeopathy

Chronic renal failure is a disease of which the evolution may be delayed by a homoeopathic treatment. The kidneys are organs that have several important functions in the body, among which one consists of regulating the amount of fluid and minerals that are distributed into the cells. They also help develop the hormones necessary to the regulation of arterial pressure and to the production of red blood cells. Finally, they separate the blood from the urine and eliminate liquid waste.
When the kidneys struggle to fulfil these functions, and when that inability evolves slowly and gradually, the patient is confronted to chronic renal failure. This kidney function disorder is caused by a reduction in the amount of nephrons, which are the kidney’s basic structural and functional blood-filtering units responsible for the production of urine.

Symptoms of chronic renal failure

The symptoms are subtle and not very visible which means that a person may have this problem for years without realizing it. The first symptoms are fatigue accompanied by dark and cloudy urine. Sometimes the urine may be tinged with blood. In addition, urination is less substantial, although it frequently occurs.

In case the disease starts to become complicated, other symptoms appear such as mental confusion, convulsions and increased susceptibility to infections. In addition, bone fragility, the onset of hypertension and an abnormal increase or decrease in the amount of minerals contained in the blood may also occur. Over time, the disease leads to complications and other symptoms appear such as electrolyte problems, anaemia, dehydration and oedemas.

Treating chronic renal failure caused by a kidney pathology

Chronic renal failure may be caused by an inflammation of the kidneys or nephropathy. The patient may also suffer from sclerotic nephritis, uraemia or uricaemia. In such cases, the indicated homoeopathic remedy is Nephrin Spleen. Besides that, if the symptom is linked to gastric disorders, angina and oliguria, it is best to take Peucedanum graveolens in addition to the ongoing homoeopathic treatment. Medical treatment is mandatory to treat kidney failure, and can in no case be replaced by a homoeopathic treatment. Nonetheless, homoeopathic remedies greatly contribute to curbing the development of the disease. Among these drugs, one may include Lycopodium clavatum, Kalium carbonicum and Ammonium carbonicum.

When should you consult a doctor?

Because this disease’s symptoms only appear years later, it is best to seek medical attention as soon as you notice anything abnormal such as traces of blood in the urine, a significant change in the amount of urine, pain in the kidneys and cloudy urine. Diabetics and persons prone to high blood pressure should systematically pay a visit to the doctor to diagnose this disease on time. Indeed, these persons are most at risk and their weakened physical condition is conducive to the development of this pathology.

Treatments and pathologies linked to “chronic renal failure”

Associated treatments

•    Ammonium Carbonicum
•    Kalium Carbonicum
•    Lycopodium Clavatum

Good to know: Dogs that are older than 8 years old often present the symptoms of chronic renal failure and can be cured by resorting to homoeopathy. A dose of Thuya occidentalis 5 CH generally proves to be very effective in relieving this disease’s symptoms.

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