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Nephritis or Inflammation of Kidneys – Causes, Symptoms, Remedies and Diet

Nephritis is the inflammation of one or both the kidneys. Nephritis can be acute or chronic. It is a very serious disease. Acute nephritis, is most commonly caused by hypersensitivity ( allergy ) to drug therapy. Chronic nephritis, can similarly be due to a very large number of causes, including drug hypersensitivity, autoimmunity, infections, radiation of the kidney.

CAUSES OF NEPHRITIS

– Wrong eating habits.
– Weak immunity system.
– Acute nephritis can be caused by erysipelas, strep throat, scarlatina, flu or other similar conditions.
– Myeloma and low blood pressure.
– Metabolic disorders.

SYMPTOMS OF NEPHRITIS

– Pain in the kidneys that extends down to ureter.
– Fever.
– Dull pain in the back.
– Scanty and colored urine.
– Urine may contain blood, albumin, and casts consisting of clumps of red and white cells.
– Puffiness on face.
– Swelling of feet and ankles.
– Rise in blood pressure.
– Patient may develop uraemia.
– Nausea.
– Loss of appetite.

REMEDIES FOR NEPHRITIS

Bananas are low in protein and salt and have high carbohydrate content. It should be taken for three or four days.
Coconut water taken once or twice a day is very beneficial for the treatment of nephritis.
Grapes have high content in water and potassium salts and they are an excellent remedy for acute and chronic nephritis.
Avocado has large mineral and small protein contents and are very valuable as a staple food in nephritis.
– A glass of carrot juice mixed with a tablespoon of honey and one tablespoon of fresh lime juice taken everyday is an effective remedy.

DIET FOR NEPHRITIS

– Fasting on vegetable juices for 7-10 days as it removes the toxins and impurities responsible for inflammation of kidneys.
– Try all fruit diet for 4-5 days after fasting on vegetable juices.
– Try a well balanced, low protein vegetarian diet.
– Refrain from eating vegetables like spinach which contain large quantities of oxalic acid.
– Juicy fruits such as apple, grapes, orange, pear, peach and pineapple should be taken during this period.
– Smoking and drinking, where habitual, must be completely given up.
– Chocolate should be avoided.
– The patient should avoid white bread, sugar, cakes, pastries, puddings, refined cereals, greasy, heavy or fried foods. Avoid tea, coffee, all flesh foods, condiments, pickles and sauces.

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