Homeopathic medicines for Glomerulonephritis

glomerulonephritis

Homeopathy for Glomerulonephritis. Detail information of cause, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of Glomerulonephritis with list of commonly indicated homeopathic medicines for Glomerulonephritis.

Are you looking for a homeopathic cure for glomerulonephritis? This article discusses the homeopathy treatment of glomerulonephritis along with the best homeopathic medicine for glomerulonephritis treatment.

A group of disorders that cause inflammation of the glomeruli (Glomerulonephritis). These are filtering units in the kidneys that help filter out waste products and water and salt from the blood. Over time, the inflammation can lead to loss of kidney function.

It may present with isolated hematuria and/or proteinuria (blood resp. protein in the urine); or as a nephrotic syndrome, a nephritic syndrome, acute renal failure, or chronic renal failure. They are categorised into several different pathological patterns, which are broadly grouped into non-proliferative or proliferative types. Diagnosing the pattern of GN is important because the outcome and treatment differs in different types.

Homeopathy Treatment & Homeopathic Remedies for Glomerulonephritis

homeopathic cure for Glomerulonephritis

Homeopathy treats the person as a whole. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. The homeopathic medicines for glomerulonephritis are selected after a full individualizing examination and case-analysis, which includes the medical history of the patient, physical and mental constitution etc. A miasmatic tendency (predisposition/susceptibility) is also often taken into account for the treatment of chronic conditions. The homeopathic medicines for glomerulonephritis given below indicate the therapeutic affinity but this is not a complete and definite guide to the treatment of this condition. The symptoms listed against each medicine may not be directly related to this disease because in homeopathy general symptoms and constitutional indications are also taken into account for selecting a remedy. To study any of the following remedies in more detail, please visit our Materia Medica section. None of these homeopathic medicines for glomerulonephritis should be taken without professional advice.

Commonly indicated Homoeopathic Remedies

  • Aconite
  • Allium cepa
  • Apis 
  • Argentum nit. 
  • Arnica 
  • Arsenicum 
  • Aurum met. 
  • Belladonna 
  • Benzoic acid 
  • Berberis 
  • Bryonia
  • Cannabis indica c
  • Annabis sativa
  • Cantheris
  • Chelidonium
  • Crotalus horridus
  • Eupatorium purpureum.
  • Helleborus
  • Helonias dioica.
  • Hepar
  • Kali
  • Kali chlor
  • Lachesis
  • Laurocerasus
  • Lycopodium
  • Mercurius cor
  • Mercurius
  • Natrum mur
  • Nux vomica
  • Phosphorus
  • Rhus tox
  • Sabina
  • Sarsaparilla
  • Senecio aur.
  • Silicea
  • Stramonium
  • Streptococcin
  • Sulphur
  • Terebinthinum

Aconite

  • Urine Scanty, red, hot, painful.
  • Tenesmus and burning at neck of bladder.
  • Burning in urethra.
  • Urine suppressed, bloody.
  • Anxiety always on beginning to urinate.
  • Retention, with screaming and restlessness, and handling of genitals.
  • Renal region sensitive.
  • Profuse urination, with profuse perspiration and diarrhoea.

Allium cepa

  • Pains in renal region, and region of bladder very sensitive.
  • Sensation of weakness in bladder and urethra.
  • Increased secretion of urine with coryza.
  • Urine red with much pressure and burning in urethra.
  • Pain in kidney region, more left side. Urine frothy and iridescent. Red.

Apis mellifica

  • Swelling or puffing up of various parts, oedema, red rosy hue, stinging pains, soreness, intolerance of heat, andapis mellifica homeopathic medicine for Glomerulonephritis slightest touch, and afternoon aggravation are some of the general guiding symptoms.
  • Generalized swelling, acute inflammation of kidneys is the characteristic pathological states corresponding to Apis.
  • Extreme sensitiveness to touch and general soreness is marked. Much prostration.
  • Pain in both kidneys (Bright’s disease). Renal pains; soreness; pressure on stooping.
  • Burning and soreness when urinating.
  • Urine suppressed, loaded with casts; frequent and involuntary; stinging pain and strangury;
  • Urine scanty, high colored. Last drops burn and smart.
  • Suppression of urine.
  • “Acute inflammatory affection of kidneys, with albumin in urine.
  • Typical Apis is thirstless: intolerant of heat.

Argentum nit.

  • Touching the kidney region increases the pain to the highest degree.
  • Acute pain of  kidneys, extends down ureters to bladder; worse slightest touch or motion, even deep inspiration.
  • Typical Arg. Nit. Has apprehension. Gets diarrhea from anticipation.
  • Craves sweets, which disagree: salt.
  • Is nervous: hurried: walks fast.

Arsenicum

  • Inflammation of kidney with stitches pain in renal region; on breathing or sneezing.
  • Debility, exhaustion, and restlessness, with nightly aggravation, are most important.
  • Great exhaustion after the slightest exertion.
  • Urine, dark-brown; dark yellow: turbid: mixed with blood and pus; greenish.
  • Urine like thick beer; rotten smell. Suppression of urine.
  • Extreme restlessness, anxiety, prostration.

Belladonnabelladonna homeopathic medicine for Glomerulonephritis

  • Stinging, burning pain, from region of kidneys down into bladder.
  • “No remedy has a greater irritation in the bladder and along the urinary tract.”
  • Pains clutch: come and go suddenly.
  • , typically, has redness, great heat to touch.

Benzoic acid

  • Kidney pains, which penetrate the chest on taking a deep breath.
  • Sore pain in back: burning in left kidney; with drawing pain when stooping.
  • Urine of a very repulsive odour. Pungent. Contains mucus and pus.
  • Strong, hot, dark-brown urine.

Berberis

  • Soreness lumbar region and Kidneys.
  • Can bear no pressure: no jar Has to step down carefully.
  • Jar or jolt intolerable.
  • Burning; burning stitches, loins and kidneys.
  • Sore kidneys with urinary disturbances.
  • Has bubbling sensation, and pains that radiate from a point.
  • “Pain in back a chief indication for Berberis.”

Cantharis

  • The whole urinary organs and genitalia are in a state of inflammation and irritation.
  • Discharge of bloody urine burns like fire.
  • Intensity and rapidity are the features of this remedy.
  • Dull pressing or paroxysmal cutting and burning pains in both kidneys: very sensitive to slightest touch.
  • Urging to urinate. Painful evacuation, by drops, of bloody urine, or pure blood.
  • Intolerable urging, before, during and after urination.
  • Violently acute inflammation.

Mercurius

  • Inflammation of kidney with diminished secretion of urine, with great desire to pass it.
  • Urine saturated with albumin.
  • Dark brown: mixed with blood: with dirty white sediment.
  • Violent and frequent urging to urinate.
  • Urine dark-red; becomes turbid and fetid: smells sour and pungent.
  • Burning and scalding sensation during urination as from raw surfaces.
  • Worse at night.

Stramonium

  • Kidneys secrete less urine or none, in acute diseases, in children, in eruptive fevers etc.
  • Great desire to urinate, though secretion is suppressed.
  • Urine dribbles away very slowly and feebly.
  • Retention: sensation urine could not be passed, because of narrowness of urethra.
  • After straining, a few drops are passed.
  • Better after drinking vinegar.

Terebinthinum

  • “Congestive kidneys, with dull aching, and smoky-looking urine.”
  • Violent burning and drawing pains in kidneys, bladder and urethra.
  • Pressure in kidneys when sitting; relieved by motion.
  • Stiff all over; heaviness and pains in region of kidneys.
  • Renal disease producing dropsy. Rapid attack with lumbar pain.
  • Urine greatly diminished: loaded with albumen: contains casts and blood.
  • Urine smoky: with “coffee grounds” or thick, slimy, sediment.
  • “Haemorrhages from all outlets, especially in connection with urinary or kidney troubles.”
  • Kidneys inflamed: feet swollen.
  • Urine: profuse, light yellow: contains sugar: foams, scanty, exceedingly dark.
  • Pain left kidney to epigastrium.

Causes of Glomerulonephritis

Glomerulonephritis is the inflammation of glomerulus. Anything which  cause inflammation in the body may be responsible for this disease.

Autoimmune disease is a mojor cause for glomerulonephritis. Inflammation is an immune response to kill any harmful agent in body. When immune system start killing body’s own cells is known as auto immune disease.

Primary causes are ones which are intrinsic to the kidney which are responsible for inflammation, whilst secondary causes are associated with certain infections (bacterial, viral or parasitic pathogens), drugs, systemic disorders, etc.Common cause is streptococcal throat infection. 

What happens in Glomerulonephritis?

Acute C (AGN) is active inflammation in the glomeruli. Each kidney is composed of about 1 million microscopic filtering “screens” known as glomeruli that selectively remove uremic waste products. The inflammatory process usually begins with an infection or injury (e.g., burn, trauma), then the protective immune system fights off the infection, scar tissue forms, and the process is complete.

There are many diseases that cause an active inflammation within the glomeruli. Some of these diseases are systemic (i.e., other parts of the body are involved at the same time) and some occur solely in the glomeruli. When there is active inflammation within the kidney, scar tissue may replace normal, functional kidney tissue and cause irreversible renal impairment.

The severity and extent of glomerular damage—focal (confined) or diffuse (widespread)—determines how the disease is manifested. Glomerular damage can appear as subacute renal failure, progressive chronic renal failure (CRF); or simply a urinary abnormality such as hematuria (blood in the urine) or proteinuria (excess protein in the urine).

Sign and Symptoms of Glomerulonephritis

SYMPTOMS

  • Onset: sudden.
  • Swelling of face in morning.
  • Gradually swelling of whole body.Symptoms of glomerulonephritis. Treatment for glomerulonephritis.
  • Oliguria (decreased urine output)
  • Haematuria. (blood in urine)
  • Protein in urine
  • Low grade fever.
  • Headache.
  • Weakness.
  • Anorexia (loss of appetite)
  • Nausea, vomiting.
  • Constipation.
  • Dyspnoea.

SIGNS

  • Temperature: 38-38.5C.
  • Pulse: fast.
  • Blood pressure: raised.
  • Face: puffy.
  • Oedema: pitting.
  • Renal angle: may be tender.
  • Tonsils: enlarged, congested.
  • Heart: apex out, forceful.

Types of Glomerulonephritis

Acute Glomerulonephritis

A disease most common in children, characterized pathologically by diffuse inflammatory changes in the glomeruli and clinically by usually abrupt onset of microscopic haematuria, Proteinuria, oedema, hypertension, and impaired renal function with or without oliguria.

Chronic Glomerulonephritis

A slowly progressive disease, chronic Glomerulonephritis is characterized by inflammation of the glomeruli. Which results in sclerosis, scarring, and eventual renal failure. This condition usually remains subclinical until the progressive phase begins, marked by Proteinuria, cylindruria, and haematuria. Chronic Glomerulonephritis is usually irreversible.

COMPLICATIONS

  • Kidney failure.
  • High blood pressure.
  • other organ damage due to high blood pressure such as heart and brain chiefly.
  • Secondary infection.

Conventional Treatment for Glomerulonephritis

Immune system play a major role in glomerulonephritis, because inflammation is an immune response to kill any harmful agent in body. When immune system start killing body’s own cells is known as auto immune disease.

Immunosuppressive therapy is treatment in which medicine suppresses over activity of immune system.

GENERAL MANAGEMENT

  • Bed rest till haematuria, hypertension, fever, edema, ESR, subside.
  • Diet
    • Protein restriction.
    • Salt restriction.
    • Fluid restriction according to urinary output.
    • Diet consisting of glucose, barely water, rice, potatoes should be encouraged

The above information about homeopathy treatment of glomerulonephritis is only for information purpose. Please consult a professional homeopath before taking any homeopathic medicine for glomerulonephritis. 

About the author

Dr. Manish Bhatia

Dr. Manish Bhatia

- BHMS, BCA, M.Sc Homeopathy (UK), CICH (Greece)
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