Kidney shrinkage is a medical term that is usually used to describe the condition in which kidney becomes smaller and smaller in size. Kidney shrinkage is an abnormal illness condition and with the decrease of size of kidney, kidney function becomes poorer and poorer.
In medicine, many conditions can cause kidney to be small in size and End Stage Renal Disease is just one of the causes. Kidney is a bean-shaped organ with complicated structure. For a healthy kidney, it functions through a group of kidney tissues like glomeruli and renal tubules. However, for people with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), most of the kidney tissues have been damaged seriously. Severely damaged kidney tissues fail to work properly and they become necrotic, which makes kidney smaller in size. This explains why patients are asked to do medical tests to measure the size of their kidney when they are diagnosed with kidney problem. Besides, with the shrinkage of kidney, residual kidney function becomes lesser and lesser. Therefore, the severity of kidney shrinkage helps to reflect kidney condition.
As of now there is no cure for kidney shrinkage caused by End Stage Renal Disease, but Ayurveda Bhawan’s medicines have been found to show great effects in improving kidney shrinkage. With these medications, some injured kidney intrinsic cells can be activated and as long as injured kidney cells are repaired to function again, kidney shrinkage gets alleviated effectively.