Functions of kidneys

Kidneys are an essential part of our body that work as a filter and help us discharging different types of toxins from our body. Carelessness in taking care of kidneys results in different deadly diseases. While sometime one has to undergo Dialysis as per doctor’s advice throughout his whole life which is very painful.

Functions of kidneys

1 They discharge useless and extra substances present in the body, especially urea and uric acid.

2 They control the blood pressure.

3 They discharge the harmful substances present in the medicines being used.

4 They control the water level in the body.

5 If the salt level increases in the body, then they discharge the excess amount and bring it to a moderate level.

Important information regarding kidneys

Kidneys are located at the back of the stomach around the backbone. Every kidney is around 11cm in length, 6cm in width, and 3cm in thickness; and it weighs around 100 grams. Kidneys contain hundreds of thousands of tiny bent capillaries called nephrons. Surplus substances of the body discharge via these nephrons through urine. Approximately 200 litres blood circulates in these capillaries within one hour.

Miscellaneous Madani pearls

1 Figs are useful for (treating) the inflammation of kidney and bladder. (Gharaylu ‘Ilaj, pp. 112)

2 To check the kidneys, carry out the “Urine D R” test. This test also detects kidney or gall bladder stones.

3 Signs of malfunctioning of kidneys are not generally apparent on the skin. When they do become apparent, it is too late by then.

4 Not controlling high blood pressure and diabetes can become a means of kidneys’ malfunction.

5 Use clean water as much as possible, but with the consultation of your doctor; because there are some kidney diseases in which drinking excess water can become harmful.

6 Excessive consumption of tea is harmful for the kidneys.

7 Kidneys’ pain is normally experienced in winter and severe hot weather. In winter, water intake is very low while in severe hot weather, due to excess sweating, kidneys can get effected due to dehydration.

Kidney diseases

Various kidney diseases include kidneys’ infection (UTI), pus in kidneys, swelling of kidneys due to water retention (Hydro nephrosis) and kidney stones, etc.

Kidney stones

According to an analysis, one in every 11 people in the world faces the ailment of kidney stones in his lifetime. Whereas, the chances for kidney stones to emerge again after emerging once are 50 percent. When the kidney stone moves from its place, it causes severe pain to the patient. Due to kidney stones, one can also face the issue of blood pressure.

Causes of the kidney stones

1 Drinking less or dirty water.

2 Not maintaining a balanced diet.

3 Eating meat and spinach excessively. Moreover, Paan, Gutkha, Chaliya (betel nut) etc., are also its cause.

Size of the kidney stone

Normally, a kidney stone can be of any size ranging from a sand particle to a golf ball (1.68 inches).

Signs of kidney stone

Burning sensation or blockage in the urine, fever, feeling cold, and urine becoming thick, etc.

2 Domestic remedies for kidney stones

1 Put white or black salt on raw papaya and sprinkle a bit of ground black pepper on it. Eat it three times a day (approximately 10 grams each time) whilst chewing it properly. If chewing becomes difficult, then you can also grind it and use it. اِن شاءَ اللّٰہ عَزَّوَجَلَّit will remove the kidney (and gall bladder) stone. Do not eat it excessively because due to being heavy in diet, it takes time to digest (although it helps other foods to digest quickly). (Beemar ‘Aabid, pp. 31)

2 Roast equally weighed radish and potato and include fennel seed, salt and black pepper as required and eat it. It is beneficial to treat kidney pain and stones. (Gharaylu ‘Ilaj, pp. 55)

Dietary precautions

Various precautionary measures need to be taken in the kidney diseases according to the state of the patient. Act as per the advice of your doctor in this regard.

Medical prescription for the kidney diseases

Every day in the morning (before eating anything), use three grams of sweet soda (if your doctor allows) with water. Drink water excessively whether or not you are thirsty. You will attain a cure in eleven days اِن شاءَ اللّٰہ عَزَّوَجَلَّ. If the ailment is very old, then use this prescription for 41 days. (Beemar ‘Aabid, pp. 32)

If no medicine is effective, then!

Due to the kidney disease, if one faces low urination or feels a burning sensation while urinating and no medicine is proving to be effective, then being in the state of Wudu, perform Dam (blow) on the rainwater by reciting Surah Alam Nashrah [الم نشرح] eleven times with بسم اللّٰہِ الرحمن الرحیم at the start every time. Moreover, drink three sips of that water four times a day (before breakfast in the morning, at the time of Zohar, after ‘Asr, and at the time of going to sleep). Recite Durood e Ibraheem seven times before drinking it each time. اِن شاءَ اللّٰہ تعالٰی, it will remove the kidney disease and burning sensation in the urine. (Beemar ‘Aabid, pp. 32)

Two domestic cures for the kidney pain

1 Peel off few seeds of melon and eat them everyday. Thereafter, drink water over it. It will اِن شاءَ اللّٰہ عَزَّوَجَلَّ soothe the kidney pain.

2 Eating radish and its leaves, cucumber, watermelon, and melon excessively will اِن شاءَ اللّٰہ عَزَّوَجَلَّ also become a means of relieving the kidney pain. (Gharaylu ’Ilaj, pp. 55)

Spiritual cure for the ailment of kidneys

Perform Dam by reciting Surah Alam Nashrah 7 times with بسم اللّٰہ الرحمن الرحیم at the beginning each time, and Salat ‘Alan Nabi once before and after. اِن شاءَ اللّٰہ عَزَّوَجَلَّ it will remove the pain of the kidneys.

Symptoms of kidney failure

Very less production of urine or urine stopping completely, extreme weakness, swelling on the body and high blood pressure are the symptoms of kidney failure.

If kidneys fail?

If somebody’s kidneys fail and he uses figs for a long time, then with the mercy of Allah Almighty, he can get cured. (Beemar ‘Aabid, pp. 31)

Note

Do not undertake any treatment or prescription mentioned in this article without the consultation of a urologist.

O our beloved Allah Almighty! Along with the kidneys, protect us from all the diseases of rest of the body and bless us with a long life that is spent in worshipping You!

اٰمِیْن بِجَاہِ النَّبِیِّ الْاَمِیْن صلَّی اللّٰہُ تعالٰی علیہ واٰلہٖ وسلَّم

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