BVN Bhargavi, a stage five chronic kidney disease patient from Hyderabad, was recently cured at a hospital in Delhi with a combination of medicines, treatment, and yoga. The patient had to undergo dialysis every week which affected all the other parameters like blood pressure and sugar levels. To control these, Bhargavi was suggested regular yoga sessions, which helped her keep parameters under control.
“I had to go for dialysis thrice a week and when I was undergoing dialysis, the needles were pierced into my left-hand and the pain was unbearable. The parameters such as blood pressure and sugar levels were getting disturbed very frequently. It was at the time I felt that the best way to control the parameters is by practising yoga,” said Bhargavi.
She started yoga while lying flat on the bed in the dialysis room. Dialysis, generally, causes insomnia among patients as they do not get proper sleep, but regular pranayama helped balance Bhargavi’s blood pressure and she managed a sound sleep every night.
“Yoga definitely plays a very positive role in our lives and I am a live example. Even today I spend an hour for yoga, and that keeps me happy, peaceful and energetic all through the day, regular yoga gives good quality of life. I am thankful to the nephrology doctors and dialysis technicians at the Fortis Healthcare Hospital in Vasant Kunj for guiding me through,” said she.