FAQ (click here to expand)
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: How may I start your treatment and is a one-on-one meeting with a Doctor essential to my treatment?
A: We at Kundan Kidney Care Centre consider each patient to be unique and treat them based on their symptioms and condition. Prior to accepting any case we ask our patients to fill out the online assessment form. Meeting with a doctor is not essential, provided you have completely filled out the assessment form accurately. If we receive your most up-to-date reports citing your condition accurately, then no doctor-patient meeting is required. Once we review your case we will get back to you within 24 hours to let you know if your case is accepted.
Q: Can I take other medication with this medicine?
A: The purpose of our medicine is to rejuvenate the kidney cells so that they may start to work on there own eliminating the need for dialysis or transplant. You will still need to continue your prescribed allopathic medicine to address any other issues e.g. blood pressure, diabetes, hemoglobin, potassium, calcium, phosphorus etc. As we review your reports we may suggest any change in the current medication.
Q: What kind of medicine do you use at Kundan Ayurvedic Centre?
A: We use pure Grade A herbal-based medicine, with some medications being in extract form. All our products are manufactured in an ISO and GMP certified pharmaceutical company. Our products are guaranteed to be free of any external metals, chemicals or steroids.
Q: Does your medicine come in tablet and/or capsule form?
A: Yes our medicine comes in both tablet and capsule form.
Q: How much medicine is a patient required to consume per day?
A: The standard protocol is to take our herbal extract dose three times per day (i.e. a standard dose being either one or two tablets or capsules).
Q: Are there any side effects to your medicine?
A: No side effects have been reported as a result of taking this medicine.
Q: How long do I have to take this medicine?
A: It varies from patient to patient. Some patients need to take the medicine for several months, while others will take the medicine for years. Once the kidneys starts to recover and is confirmed via reports, the potency and quantity of the medicine is reduced and eventually stopped. We encourage our patients to keep having their regular blood tests to keep a close eye on the kidneys.
Q: How much does your medication cost?
A: Cost of the medicine can be determined based on the condition of the patient and what medicine is required. Once we review the assessment form, we can reply back within 24 hours with the cost of medicine.
Q: What, if any, are the dietary precautions?
A: You may have to reduce your protein intake. Other dietary recommendations will be based on your individual condition.
Q: How can I prevent and control kidney disease?
A: Early detection and treatment often can prevent or control kidney disease from evolving into kidney (renal) failure.
Q: What if I’m living/traveling abroad?
A: We currently treat patients from all parts of the globe. Medicine is transported to you through a dependable courier service. Once we ship the package, an AWB# is emailed to track the shipment online. Packages to North America, Europe, Australia, South Africa, East Asia are usually delivered in 3 to 4 business days. Domestic couriers are delivered in 2 to 3 business days.
Q: How will I know if the medicine prescribed to me is yielding positive results?
A: We advise our patients to have a regular check-up before starting their medication and to keep a copy of their results. We recommend a follow-up check-up after taking the medication for four weeks to assess any changes/developments. Please make sure your blood test include tests for creatinine, urea, hemoglobin, potassium, phosphorus, calcium and sodium.
Q: What tests are conducted to detect kidney disease?
A: Regular check-ups with a qualified physician are essential in identifying the onset of kidney disease.
Your check-up should include:
1. A test of protein levels in your urine. Healthy kidneys filter protein out of the urine. If your kidneys are damaged protein can leak into the urine, indicating the onset of kidney disease.
2. A blood test for creatinine. Creatinine is a waste product produced from normal muscle activity. It’s removed from the blood by the kidneys, but if your kidneys are damaged, your blood will show very high levels of creatinine. The levels of creatinine in the blood can be used to calculate glomerular filtration rate (GFR).
3. An ultrasound or CT scan. The ultrasound or CT scan obtains an image of the kidneys and urinary tract and determines if there is a kidney tumour, stone or other physical anomaly affecting the kidneys and urinary tract.
4. A kidney biopsy. A kidney biopsy identifies the type of kidney disease present, the degree of damage to the kidneys can further suggests the best course of treatment.
Kidney Disease (click here to expand)
Did you know…?
Having chronic kidney disease (CKD) increases your chance of early death. This is because people with CKD are more likely to get heart and blood vessel disease.
• Heart disease is the number one cause of death among kidney patients.
• 1 in 9 American adults — has kidney disease — and most don’t know it. Millions of others are at increased risk for getting CKD and the problems it causes.
• Your doctor should order 2 simple tests to see if you have CKD. High blood pressure and diabetes are the two leading causes of kidney disease.
• Early detection and treatment can slow or prevent the progression of kidney disease, and prevent problems like kidney failure, heart disease, and early death.
Why are the kidneys so important to good health?
Your kidneys do these important jobs to keep your body healthy:
• Remove excess fluid from your blood to make urine. Your kidneys make about one to two quarts of urine a day.
• Balance important minerals in your blood, such as sodium, potassium, phosphorus, and calcium.
• Remove wastes from your blood. These wastes come from the breakdown of foods you eat and from normal muscle activity.
• Remove drugs and toxins from your body.
• Release hormones into your blood, which:
– control blood pressure
-make red blood cells
-keep your bones healthy
How do I know if I am at increased risk for chronic kidney disease?
Your doctor or clinic should check to see if you have any risk factors for CKD. These include:
• high blood pressure
• heart or blood vessel problems
• a family history of kidney failure
• being age 60 or older
CKD is also more common in African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, Pacific Islanders, and American Indians.
What should I do if I am at increased risk for chronic kidney disease?
You should visit your doctor or clinic and get tested. Your checkup should include:
• Having your blood pressure checked.
• Having a simple test for protein in your urine. Protein is an important building block in your body. Any protein is that goes through your kidneys will be reused by your body. But when your kidneys are damaged, protein leaks into your urine. There are different tests to find protein in your urine. If you have two positive tests over several weeks, you are said to have persistent protein in your urine. This is a sign of CKD.
• Having a simple blood test for creatinine, a waste product that comes from muscle activity. The results of your blood creatinine test should be used to estimate your glomerular filtration rate, or GFR.
Your GFR tells how much kidney function you have. A low level of GFR may mean your kidneys are no longer working as well as they should to remove wastes from your body.
What are the symptoms of chronic kidney disease?
Most people do not have severe symptoms until the disease gets worse. However, you may:
• have less energy
• have trouble thinking clearly
• have a poor appetite
• have trouble sleeping
• have dry, itchy skin
• have muscle cramping at night
• have swollen feet and ankles
• have puffiness around your eyes, especially in the morning
• need to urinate more often, especially at night
What should I do if I am at increased risk but I do not have chronic kidney disease yet?
You should visit your doctor or clinic for regular checkups and tests for CKD. You should also ask your doctor what you can do to lower your chances of getting kidney disease. Your doctor may tell you to:
• Carefully follow prescribed treatments to control diabetes, high blood pressure, or both.
• Lose excess weight by following a healthy diet and regular exercise program.
• Stop smoking if you are a smoker.
• Avoid taking large amounts of over-the-counter pain relievers, called NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs).
• Make some changes in your diet, such as eating less salt and less protein.
• Limit your intake of beer, wine and liquor.
The information presented on this site is provided for informational purposes only, it is not meant to substitute for medical advice or diagnosis provided by your physician or other medical professional. Do not use this information to diagnose, treat or cure any illness or health condition. All products offered via this site are made of pure Grade A herbs. The results may vary by individuals.