Diabetic Nephropathy

Diabetic Nephropathy

  • It is one of complication of Diabetes.It occurs due to uncontrolled sugar level.Diabetic nephropathy is a progressive kidney disease caused by angiopathy of capillaries in the kidney glomeruli .Uncontrolled sugsr can damage the minut blood vessels of kidney.It also damage the functioning of nephron..Due to this kidneys function of the waste product removal from body get hampered which cause temporary or permanent damage of kidney.

Signs and symptoms

  • Symptoms will not be seen in earlier stage of diabetic nephropathy and are developed in the latter stages.
  • Oedema : swelling , usually around the eyes in the morning ; later, general body.
  • Swelling in the legs
  • Frequent urination.
  • Foamy appearance or excessive frothing of the urine
  • Unintentional weight gain (from fluid accumulation)
  • Anorexia (Poor appetite)
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Malalse (general ill feeling)
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Frequent hiccups
  • Generalized itching
  • The urinalysis may also show glucose in the urine, especially if blood glucose is poorly controlled
  • Serum creatinine and BUN may increase as kidney damage progresses
  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Increase in blood pressure
  • Loss of weight
  • Paleness and anemia


Possible complications include:

  • Hyperglycemia (from decreased excretion of insulin)
  • Rapidly progressing chronic kidney failure
  • End-stage kidney disease
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertension
  • Complications of hemodialysis
  • Complications of kidney transplant


Management of Diabetic Nephropathy

  • Strictly control your blood sugar and pressure through medications, diet and physical exercise.



Line of Treatment-

  • Kapha parameha cikitsa, treat with tikta kasaya rasa, ruksa kieda haram and rasayanam


  • Kataka kadhiradi kashayam
  • Punarnavadi kashayam
  • Nisa katakadi kashayam
  • Triphala, musta churna-
  • Datrinisha yog-
  • PunarnavaGokshurapowder are also effective.


  • Aragvadadi kasayam –
  • Purnarnavadi kasayam –
  • Nisakatakadi kasayam
  • Asanadi ganam kasayam –
  • Vatsakadi gana kasayam kasayam –
  • Haritaki, katphala, musta lodhra kasayam –
  • Triphala churna
  • Nyagrodadi curnam- (Cakradatta)
  • Yogaraja guggulu curnam
  • Candraprabha vati
  • Pancanimbadi gulika
  • Siva gulika
  • Trphala guggulu –
  • Silajitvadi vati –
  • Abhraka bhasmam –
  • Kanmada bhasmam


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