Chronic Kidney Disease: A Case Series

Chronic Kidney Disease: A Case Series

(Advancements in Homeopathic Research, Vol. 8 No.2, May 2023-July 2023, Date of Publication 2023/05/01, Pages no. 29-34 ISSN : 2456-3668 (Print) // EISSN : 2583-5661 (Online) DOI : 10.48165/ahr.2023.8.2.3

Girish Gupta, Naveen Gupta, Dileep Pandey, Gaurang Gupta
Corresponding Author:
Dr. Girish Gupta
Gaurang Clinic and Centre for Homoeopathic Research
B-1/41, Sector A, Aliganj, Near Novelty Cinema, Kapoorthala, Lucknow-226 024 (U.P.), INDIA
Phone: 0522-4004370, 4960456, E-mail: girishguptadr@gmail.com,
Website: http://www.gcchr.com

Abstract
Introduction
Chronic renal failure (CRF) is a progressive and irreversible deterioration of renal functions. Diabetes, hypertension, indiscriminate use of antibiotics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are major contributory factors of chronic kidney disease (CKD) or end stage renal disease (ESRD).(1,2) In modern system, the role of medicinal treatment is very limited while haemo or peritoneal dialysis is cumbersome and expensive. Economic and legal issues limit the possibility of renal transplant and depends on the availability of donor.(3) On the other hand, homoeopathic treatment, if sought at an early stage, can help in maintaining or to some extent reviving renal functions by lowering serum creatinine thereby improving GFR. Gupta et. al. has done some work on the medicinal treatment of this difficult disease and have published the results.(4)

The authors propose to publish a series of best responding cases to update the physicians about successful treatment of renal failure by homoeopathic remedies, thereby avoiding dialysis and renal transplant. The first case in this series is a well-diagnosed, non-dialysed case of CKD of a young man with more than 7 years of follow-up. The second case is of a hypertensive, diabetic, heart patient with habit of chewing tobacco having been operated in 2003 for Koch’s abdomen with follow up ATT for 9 months. The third case is of diabetic nephropathy. In all the 3 cases, repeated renal function test and eGFR, calculated by equation from the ‘Modification of Diet in Renal Disease’ (MDRD) equation(5) considering the age and creatinine, is considered the main parameter to assess the functional status of kidney and response to homoeopathic treatment. We will contribute many more CKD cases in subsequent issues of this esteemed journal.

Keywords:
Haemodialysis (HD), peritoneal dialysis (PD), chronic kidney disease (CKD), chronic renal failure (CRF), end stage renal disease (ESRD), serum urea, blood urea nitrogen (BUN), serum creatinine, estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), renal transplant, homoeopathic treatment.

ISSN – 2456-3668 (P) * EISSN – 2583-5661 (O) * VOL. 8 NO. 2 May 2023-July 2023 (pp. 29-34) DOI : 10.48165/ahr.2023.8.2.3