One in nine Indians over the age of 25 has chronic kidney disease. That’s more than the number living with chronic lung disease, stroke, heart failure, and all types of cancers combined and the picture is just as bad in many other countries. But, for some reason, kidney disease hasn’t received the attention it ought in World Health Organization priority documents and national chronic disease programs.
So what do kidneys do, and why is this disease worth prioritising?
Kidneys are essential organs involved in regulating blood pressure, bone quality, and red blood cell production (important for carrying oxygen in the bloodstream), control of essential electrolytes and removal of waste products from the blood.
Chronic kidney disease is a non-communicable disease involving a reduction in kidney function over time. It most commonly results from diabetes, high blood pressure or kidney inflammation. Disease onset is frequently insidious (and often asymptomatic until late stages) so awareness and early identification can be difficult. The term “end-stage kidney disease” refers to the stage of kidney failure (about less than 10% of normal function) where in kidney replacement therapy, namely dialysis or transplantation, is required to sustain life.
Major risk factors for chronic kidney disease include hypertension, obesity, diabetes and ageing – all of which are on the rise globally. Importantly, kidneys are not the only organs damaged. Chronic kidney disease is a cause, consequence and risk multiplier for many other diseases, including heart disease.
One in six people worldwide are affected by chronic kidney disease.
The global picture :- The global prevalence of chronic kidney disease is estimated at between 8% and 16% of the population, meaning up to one in six people worldwide are affected.
Kidney disease is a notable absentee from the WHO’s grouping of priority non-communicable diseases. Globally, over 80% of patients receiving treatment for end-stage disease live in high-income countries, which account for less than 20% of the world’s population. Countries such as India are seeing increasing numbers of people suffering from chronic kidney disease but less than 10% of the people who need dialysis receive it.
Despite a high global prevalence, inequities in treatment, and being noted by the 2011 World Health Organization high-level meeting on non-communicable diseases as posing “a major health burden for many countries”, kidney disease is still a notable absentee from the grouping of priority non-communicable diseases.
Governments and health systems must develop strategies to both prevent kidney disease and provide treatment to everyone who needs it. We must be clear about the links and common origins of chronic diseases if we are to combat them. The burden of kidney disease should be recognised and it should be prioritised alongside other highlighted non-communicable diseases. This would galvanise action against their shared risk factors.
Whatever our future global health and development agenda looks like, kidney disease must be a priority within it.
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In various recent studies herbs have shown potential Nephroprotective activity proving their benefit in CKD patients as below:
Boerhavia diffusa (Punernava) protects nephrons, checks tubular necrosis, slows cell degeneration, increases total WBC count.
Crataeva nurvala (Varuna) reverses nephron degeneration due to antioxidant properties.
Moringa oleifera (Sigru) exerts protection against oxidative DNA damage, as well as enhances regeneration capacity of cells of kidneys.
Carica papaya (Papita) helps to restore renal structural integrity, exhibits α-adrenoceptor activity producing vascular tone relaxation.
Hemidesmus indicus (Sariva) protects renal tissue toxicity, cope acute renal failure, reverses nephron damage, improves haemopoiesis.
Solanum nigrum (Makoi) detoxifies acetaldehide, reduce by oxidation of ethanol due to free radicals scavenging activity.
Rheum emodi (Revand chini) protects from proximal tubular segments (S1, S2, S3), prevents from harmful effects of heavy metals nephrotoxicity, reduces 2,8, dihyrdoxy adenine crystal deposition in renal tubule, protects progression of CKD.
Cichorium intybus (Kasni) restores electrolyte balance, regulates Na+-K+-ATPase activity.
Nelumbo nucifera (Kamal kakri) acts as immunomodulator, increase proliferation of stem cells of bone marrow, exerts ACE inhibitory activity.
Albizzia lebbeck (Sirisha) develops hyper serum antibody titres, exerts immune potentiating effect.
Coriander sativum (Dhania) develops auto regulation, diuresis natriuresis, kaliuresis, chloride excretion, maintains GFR.