According to Ayurveda, rakhta and medhu dhatus (blood and fat tissues) help in the formation of the kidneys. The latter are also the root of the madovaha srotas, or the channel of fat tissues). So, dhatu based diseases can affect the kidneys and lead to their failure.
Now renal failure does sound like a threatening condition, but it’s possible to keep them at bay with a few precautionary measures.
To prevent renal failure, Ayurveda makes these following suggestions
- Keep your blood pressure, blood sugar levels, and body weight in check.
- Strictly avoid smoking and alcohol consumption.
- It is best to avoid fatty, oily and fried food.
- Reduce salt intake to restrict the amount of sodium in your body. To do so, avoid salty food like sea water food, wafers, etc.
- The amount of potassium intake also needs to be regulated, so low potassium food like carrots, cabbages, apples are good.
- Protein intake also has to be kept in check and low protein sources like cereals, vegetables and fruits are preferred.
Healthy diet and lifestyle goes a long way in ensuring a healthy life. And Ayurveda has always believed in eating healthy for living well. By making steady changes to your diet and lifestyle, you will be able to strengthen your kidneys. And healthy kidneys mean healthy you.
That said, you should not ignore any long term concerns related to your renal health. To talk to a Jiva doctor, dial 0129-4040404 or click on ‘Speak to a Doctor’ under the CONNECT tab in the Jiva Health App.