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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Ayurvedic Treatment of Renovascular Hypertension

Renovascular Hypertension is also called 'Renal Hypertension'. It is a condition in which High blood pressure (greater than 130/80 mmHg) caused by narrowing of the arteries that carry blood to the kidneys. Narrowing or blockage of the arteries that supply blood to the kidneys is called 'Renal artery stenosis.

Renovascular hypertension (RVH) is the form of secondary hypertension. In this some people have hypertension due to sleep apnea, obesity, thyroid problem.

BASIC MECHANISM OF RENOVASCULAR HYPERTENSION

Renin Angiotensin system (RAS) or Renin–Angiotensin Aldosterone system (RAAS) is a hormone system that is involved in the regulation of the arterial blood pressure. When the renal blood flow reduced, then kidneys convert Prorenin (protein) into Renin. Renin breaks into small plasma protein known as Angiotensin II Angiotensin II stimulates the secretion of the hormone aldosterone from the adrenal cortex. If the RAAS is excessively active, blood volume increases resulting blood pressure becomes too high. There are many drugs that interrupt different steps in this system to lower blood pressure.

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF RENAL HYPERTENSION?

When the arteries which carry blood to your kidneys becomes narrow, less blood flows to the kidneys. It releases hormones that tell the body to hold on to more salt and water. This causes your blood pressure to rise.

The most common cause of renal hypertension is:

  • Atherosclerosis (i.e. deposition of sticky, fatty substance called plaque on the inner lining of arteries.)
  • Fibro muscular dysplasia (i.e. this condition is caused by abnormal growth of cells in the walls of the arteries. This also leads to narrowing or blockage of these arteries.)

SYMPTOMS OF RENAL HYPERTENSION

Symptoms of severely elevated blood pressure include:

  • Headache
  • Confusion
  • Blurry or double vision
  • Bloody (pink-colored) urine
  • Nosebleed

DIAGNOSTIC TEST

There are many screening tool develop for Renovascular hypertension:

  • Duplex ultrasonography
  • Computed tomographic angiography
  • Magnetic resonance angiography

RENOVASCULAR HYPERTENSION MANAGEMENT BY AYURVEDA (HERBS USED)

In Ayurveda, there are large number of medicines which help in the treatment of known cause of kidney failure. There are some herbs which are helpful to manage Renovascular Hypertension.

Herbal preparations which are highly effective in this condition -

1. Sarapgandha Ghan Vati:

Sarpagandha (Rauwolfia serpentine) or black snakeroot: This herb is said to be most powerful hypotensive plant. It is one of the very important Ayurvedic herbs. It is used in treating high BP, lack of sleep (insomnia) etc.

DOSE: 2 tab, twice daily with plain water after meals.

2. Total Heart Support:

It is a combination of Arjuna (Terminalia Arjuna), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) and Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis).

It contains a combination of standardized extracts of these herbs. All these herbs help to maintain the heart muscles and support the nervous control.

DOSE: 1 cap, twice daily with plain water after meals.

3. Arjuna Capsules:

Arjuna (Terminalia Arjuna) extract has been used in this Ayurvedic medicine. The bark of the tree is used for treating renovascular Diseases. It has other therapeutic benefits including treating asthma, hypertension and kidney stones. The bark is rich in Co-enzyme Q-10, which reduces blood pressure.

DOSE: 1 cap, twice daily with plain water after meals.

4. Arjun Tea:

A DELICIOUS HERBAL TEA FOR HEART CARE

Arjuna tea is another herbal product containing Arjuna bark powder and other herbs. It is delicious in taste. People can use it many times and take regularly. It is one of the bestselling and classical products from the house of Planet Ayurveda.

Arjuna Tea is the combination of purely herbal ingredients. It is the most effective treatment for blood pressure and heart problems.

Arjuna tea is an herbal tea formulation, like; Terminalia Arjuna, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Boerhavia diffusa, Ficus religiosa.

DOSE: 1-2 cups daily, anytime.

5. Punarnava Capsules:

Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa / Hogweed), which literally means 'bring back to life' or 're-newer'. It is having multiple benefits to cure disease. Its leaves are used as vegetable. It helps to remove excess of water from the body in case of kidney failure. The herb is regarded as the natural cleanser that helps to remove toxins from the kidney.

DOSE: 2 cap, twice daily with plain water after meals.

6. Nephralka Capsules:

Planet Ayurveda offer Nephralka capsules for all kinds of renal problems. The capsules are made using only pure extracts of five herbs..

  1. Bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri)
  2. Punarnava (Boerrhavia diffusa)
  3. Revandchini (Rheum emodi)
  4. Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata)
  5. Mooli satva (Raphanus sativus)

A person who suffering from Renovascular Hypertension can take this medicine.

DOSE: 2 cap, twice daily with plain water after meals.

AYURVEDIC HEALTH TIPS FOR HYPERTENSION

  • Do Pranayama at least for 2-3 minutes in a day. 
  • Quit smoking and alcohol intake.
  • Undergo Abhyanga – oil massage at least once a week. It reduces Stress and tensions.
  • Avoid white sugar.
  • If you are into excess of non-vegetarian food, consider going fully vegetarian. It is scientifically proven that vegetarian diet reduces high blood pressure.
  • Have more of – Vegetables, fruits, whole grains and low-fat dairy foods, less intake of meat, fish, poultry, nuts and beans.
  • Celery, carrot, garlic, flaxseed, flaxseed oil, tulsi tea, green tea, cardamom tea, tender coconut water, drumstick (moringa), olive oil… all are good to have.

Contact my assistant to provide you the costing / ordering and delivery information at - costing.planetayurveda@gmail.com or call at +91-172-5214030

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