Hydronephrosis is a swelling of one or both the kidneys due to back flow of the urine. This condition is not a disease itself but occurs along with other disease conditions. Conditions such as kidney stones, back-flow of urine from bladder to kidney, etc can cause hydronephrosis. Approximately, 1 in 100 people are known to get affected with the condition. The treatment and home remedies for hydronephrosis are discussed below.
Hydronephrosis condition is treated depending on the cause and severity of urine blockage and back-flow. Treatment is done to:
Remove the urine build-up in kidneys and relieve the pressure
To prevent further complications
Removing the urine build-up
In acute hydronephrosis condition, the urine build—up should be quickly drained out to prevent kidney damage. A small incision is made in the skin and a tube is inserted directly into the kidney. This makes the urine to flow outside and thus relieves the pressure on kidneys.
In chronic hydronephrosis condition i.e hydronephrosis which develops slowly, an immediate treatment is not required. But the urine build-up must be drained out. In this condition, soft tubes are inserted into the ureters to allow urine to flow out.
Treating the cause and preventing further complications
After the urine build-up is treated and removed, the cause for the condition has to be treated. Surgical treatment is performed to remove the kidney stones from the kidney or ureter. Even the abnormal parts of ureter are removed through surgery. If the junction in between the bladder and ureter is blocked, the ureter is removed from that part and attached to a different part of the bladder.
Antibiotic medications are prescribed by the doctor to decrease the pain and infections after the surgery.
Home remedies for Hydronephrosis
Listed below are few home remedies for hydronephrosis
Mix 2 teaspoons of olive oil with 2 teaspoons of lemon juice. Consume it followed with a glass of water. This is very effective home remedy for kidney stones that would lead to hydronephrosis.
Watermelon is very good for patients with kidney stones.
Make a fine paste of pomegranate seeds and take it along with a cup of horse gram soup. It helps in dissolving the stones that cause hydronephrosis.
Prepare juice of radish leaves and take a cup of juice twice a day.
Consume tomato juice early in the morning. For better results, add salt and pepper to it.
Consume lots of water and other fluids.
In Hydronephrosis following Ayurvedic treatment will help a lot:
TRIN PANCH MOOL 30GM, VARUN ROOT BARK 30GM, PALAASH 30GM, RAKT-CHANDAN 30GM, PUNARVA 20GM, GOKSHRU 20GM, SHIGRU 20GM, APAMARG 10GM, SHIRISH 10GM
Get all the above powdered & mixed thoroughly then take 10gm of powder & boil it in 400ml of water until only 50ml of water left then administer that 50ml once in a day or you can also repeat the process twice daily as per the requirement & ailment of the patient. If this like to be a heavy exercise then you can also advise the patient to take 5gm of powder with lukewarm water twice daily. Along with -
1. VARUNADI KWATH 15ml+15mlwater BID after meals
2. PASHANBHEDADI CHURAN 3-6GM BID
3. TAB. PUNARAVA MANDUR 2BID .