National Kidney Month – MARCH 2021

The kidney is a pair of bean-shaped organs located in the retroperitoneal space, they receive blood from renal arteries which exit into renal veins Each kidney is attached to a ureter that carries excreted urine to the bladder. On this National Kidney Month – March 2021, Dr. Vaseem Choudhary gives you brief information on how to take care of your kidney and what are diseases of Kidney if not take proper care. Let’s go into detailed information.


  • Removes waste products from the body
  • Balances the body fluids
  • Releases hormones that help in the regulation of blood pressure
  • Controls the production of red blood cells
  • Produces an active form of vitamin D
  • Formation of urine


  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Renal calculi
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Nephritic syndrome
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Acute renal failure
  • Chronic renal failure
  • Lupus nephritis
  • Kidney cancer

1. Glomerulonephritis:

It is defined as the Inflammation of tiny filters in the kidney known as glomeruli


  • Post streptococci infection
  • Viral infections
  • Bacterial endocarditis
  • Diabetic nephropathy
  • Vasculitis
  • Immune-mediated disorders such as good pasture syndrome or lupus


  • Haematuria or pink color urine
  • Hypertension
  • Proteinuria
  • Oedema all over the body

2. Polycystic Kidney Disease:

It is an inherited disorder where a group of cysts develops in your kidneys


  • Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease
  • Autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease
  • Diverticulosis


  • Back pain
  • Haematuria
  • Headache
  • Bloated feeling in abdomen
  • Hypertension

3. Urinary tract infection:

It is termed an infection in any part of your urinary system such as the kidney, ureter, bladder, urethra


  • E coli bacterial infection
  • Sexual intercourse
  • Renal calculi
  • Known case of diabetes
  • Spinal injury


  • Burning micturition
  • Constant urge to pass urine
  • Cloudy dark color urine
  • Stitching type of pain in lower abdomen and back
  • Fever with chills
  • Weakness and anorexia

4. Nephrotic Syndrome:

It is defined as when your body passes too much protein in your urine


  • Diabetic kidney disease
  • Minimal change disease
  • Membranous Nephropathy
  • SLE
  • Amyloidosis


  • Oedema around eyes ankle and feet
  • Foamy urine
  • Weight gain.
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite

5. Nephritic syndrome

It is termed as Inflammation of glomeruli in the kidney


  • IGA nephropathy
  • Post streptococcus infection
  • Vasculitis
  • Viral infection like mononucleosis


  • Haematuria
  • Decrease urine output
  • Swelling all over body
  • High blood pressure

6.Lupus Nephritis:

It is an autoimmune disorder where your immune system attacks your own healthy cells causing damage to kidney pertaining to kidney swelling and irritation


  • Protein urea
  • High blood pressure
  • Swelling in lower limbs

7. Renal Calculi:

Also termed as nephrolithiasis which are hard deposits made of minerals and salts which are deposited in your kidney


  • Calcium stones
  • Struvite stones
  • Uric acid stones
  • Cystine stones


  • High protein diet
  • Dehydration
  • Family history
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Acidosis


  • Pain at the time of micturition
  • Dribbling of urine
  • Haematuria
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Constant urge to pass urine

8. Kidney Cancer:

It can occur in any age group, a most common type of cancer is renal cell carcinoma, most common type of  cancer found in children Is Wilms tumor


  • Smoking
  • Obese
  • High blood pressure
  • Genetically inherited disease


  • Blood in your urine
  • Fever
  • Anorexia
  • Weight loss
  • Lump in your belly area

9. Acute Renal Failure:

It is defined as when your kidney fails to perform filtration of waste products from your blood


  • Impaired blood flow to the kidney

Such as fluid loss, liver damage, anaphylaxis, infections, burns, dehydration

  • Damage to kidneys

Such as clots in renal arteries and veins, cholesterol deposits, glomerulonephritis, infections, toxins


  • Decreased urine output
  • Fluid retention
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Chest pain

10. Chronic renal failure

When the kidney reaches an advanced stage where waste products, fluid starts accumulating in your body


  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Vesicoureteral
  • Interstitial nephritis


  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Swelling of feet and ankles
  • Severe itching
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Muscle twitches and cramps
  • Shortness of breath
  • Hypertension
  • Chest pain
  • Mental disturbances


Depending upon the disease the tests vary but most commonly done and recommended by doctors are

  • Kidney function test
  • Urine culture and sensitivity
  • Blood sugar levels
  • Electrolyte imbalance
  • Lipid profile
  • Haemogram
  • KUB x-ray
  • CT scan

Homeopathic Management:

  • Apis Mellfica:

This remedy is indicated in all types of kidney diseases especially when swelling is well marked on the face with puffiness around the eyes, on and off headaches, recurrent back pain, eruptions on the skin, drowsy feeling reduced micturation

  • Arsenic Album:

This remedy can be prescribed at later stages of kidney disease when there is pale skin with waxen appearance, excessive thirst, chronic diarrhea, dyspnoea attacks  patient is emaciated with complete loss of appetite, nausea with vomiting


  • Aurum Muraticum:

This remedy is mostly indicated when there is renal disorder present pertaining to gout or syphilis nervous problems such as vertigo along with digestive problems such as bloated feeling diarrhea, voting present


  • Cantharis:

This remedy is prescribed by physicians in nephritis, the patient often complains of cutting type of pain present especially in the lumbar region, also recommended in post diphtheric kidney disease with dropsy, haematuria present


  • Berberis:

Usually indicated in females having renal calculi especially when complaints are aggravated of right-sided, burning type of pain present in the lower right side of lower abdomen radiating to back, burning micturition also present with haematuria, constant nausea and vomiting present with weakness and debilitated feeling


Dr. Vaseem Choudhary and his team have treated many patients successfully with kidney disorders by Homeopathy Treatment so if you are looking for your cure please visit our center for further assistance at Homeo Care Clinic, Pune. Call on – 9595 211 594.