The Truth about Dialysis

The Truth About Dialysis

(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

In medicine, dialysis (from Greek dialysis,“διάλυσις”, meaning dissolution, dia, meaning through, and lysis, (meaning loosening or splitting) is a process for removing waste and excess water from the blood, and is used primarily as an artificial replacementfor lost kidney functionin people with renal failure.[1]Dialysis may be used for those with an acute disturbance in kidney function (acute kidney injury, previously acute renal failure), or progressive but chronically worsening kidney function–a state known as chronic kidney diseasestage 5 (previously chronic renal failure or end-stage renal disease). The latter form may develop over months or years, but in contrast to acute kidney injury is not usually reversible, and dialysis is regarded as a “holding measure” until a renal transplantcan be performed, or sometimes as the only supportive measure in those for whom a transplant would be inappropriate.[2]

The kidneyshave important roles in maintaining health. When healthy, the kidneys maintain the body’s internal equilibrium of water and minerals (sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sulfate). The acidic metabolismend-products Kidney Dialysisthat the body cannot get rid of via respiration are also excreted through the kidneys. The kidneys also function as a part of the endocrine system, producing erythropoietinand calcitriol. Erythropoietin is involved in the production of red blood cells, and calcitriol plays a role in bone formation.[3]Dialysis is an imperfect treatment to replace kidney function because it does not correct the compromised endocrine functions of the kidney. Dialysis treatments replace some of these functions through diffusion(waste removal) and ultrafiltration(fluid removal). [4]

 

When your kidneys are not able to function at more than 10 percent, then you will need dialysis. Dialysis is a replacement for the non-working kidneys. Since your kidneys are no longer able to remove the toxins and waste materials from your blood, regular dialysis treatments become necessary.

Without the dialysis procedure your body would become overloaded with a build-up of salts and a rise in your blood pressure. Your body would become toxic from the waste materials, leading to others problems such as diabetes, heart failure, and possibily cancer.

If you have acute kidney failure, then you may be able to get by with a few dialysis treatments. If you have chronic kidney failure, dialysis will be required on a regular basis of 2 to 3 times a week until you can get a kidney transplant.

 

The Truth about Dialysis – Different Methods

 

Hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, the two main types of dialysis, use the same principles, but, use a different procedure.

In hemodalysis, an artificial kidney called a hemodialyzer is used. The surgeon will perform a minor procedure to create a permanent port, in your arm or leg to attach the hemodialyzer. The artificial kidney will be attached to allow the blood to flow through it, removing the toxins,  then back into your body.

This is usually done about 3 times a week, taking about 4 hours for each session, depending on your condition.

In the procedure called peritoneal dialysis, a port is placed in your abdoen, and a catheter is incerted. The abdomen is filled with a solution of dialysate that filters the waste materials from your blood as it circulates through your veins and arteries through osmosis. I’m sure you studied that in high school.

Dialysis is not a cure, but, just a treatment to manage your now deteriorating kidneys. The procedure is  time consuming and you often will have to continue the process for the rest of your life, or get a transplant. You can live a fairly normal life.

Hemofiltration is similar to hemodialysis. A pressure gradient is used and water is moved rapidly across a permeable membrane, pulling the dissolved waste materials with it. No dialysate is used in this procedure. The waste material is replaced with a fluid that acts as a substitute fluid that is mixed into the external corporeal circuit. This procedure uses methods from hemodialysis and hemofiltration.

There is one more procedure call intestinal dialysis. A lot of soluble fibers such as acacia fiber, is digested into the colon. This cause a rapid growth of bacteria in the colon producing nitrogen which is eliminated in your bowel movements.

Another method that you may have to use is to add 1 to 1.5 liters of polyetheylene glycol or manritol 3 times a day. These solutions are  not absorbed into your body, but eliminated through your bowels.

The Truth about Dialysis – Doesn’t Sound Like Fun

None of these procedures are a pleasant experience. We should do our best to try avoid them by guarding our health very carefully. Pay close attention to your diet. Get plenty of fresh air, exercise, and pure water.

If you are willing to make the necessary changes in your lifestyle, you can often prevent kidney damage or, if you are already suffering from kidney disease, there is a good possibility that you can stop, or even reverse kidney disease using natural methods.

 

 

 

The Truth about Kidney Transplants

 

The Truth about Kidney Transplants

I hope that you will seriously take to heart this information, The Truth About Kidney Transplants, and start taking better care of your health.

If your doctor has told you that you need a kidney transplant, he probably presented it in such a way that it sounded like a ‘piece of cake’…a ‘simple routine.’

There are a few things you should know before you have any surgery,but, especially an organ transplant.

The surgeon may make a statement similar to this. “Of course there are

Healthy Diet

Healthy Diet

always risk with any type of surgical procedure.” “There is a chance of bleeding, infections, reactions to anesthetics, or your body may reject the transplant.”

Read the fine print! There could be long lasting problems that could result in permanent damage to your health.

Be sure and discuss every issue with your doctor. Take notes, carry someone with you that is knowledgeable about surgical procedures. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. It’s your body, your health.

The Truth about Kidney Transplants-Recovery

You are going to suffer pain. Depending on your pain threshold, it could be very severe, depending on the success of the surgery, and the pain medications they give you. There is a possibility the pain could last for days, or weeks, after the surgery.

Your stay in the hospital could last for two or three weeks. There will be constant monitoring of your condition to help prevent any complications and infections, and to make sure your transplanted kidney is working properly.

The doctor may schedule you to see him three times a week in the beginning. If everything goes well, there will be a gradual decrease in the visits.

Some people have been able to go back to work after 8 to 10 weeks, if everything goes well.

The Truth about Kidney Transplants-Complications

The most common problems in kidney transplant surgery is the rejection of the the new kidney by your immune system. When anything alien enters your body your immune system tries to protect your health by rejecting the invader.

Often, your immune system will product antibodies that will attach the new intruder.

There is a possibility that you will have to take immunosuppressive drugs for the rest of your life. The purpose of the drug is to trick your body into stop rejecting the new transplant. The drugs have to carefully regulated so your immune system will still have the ability to fight and reject any other foreign invaders.

The drugs have been improved over the last few years, but there of cases of the transplant still being rejected.

You must be sure to keep all your appointments with the lab.

The most common type of rejection, ‘acute rejection‘ happens shortly after the surgery. More than half of all transplant patients experience this.

The rejection is reversed by quick action from your doctor.

This usually happens within the first two or three months of surgery, but it can happen even months or years later. Your doctor and lab will keep a close monitor on this.

If you experience any soreness around the transplant area, rapid weight gain, flu like symptoms, or a decrease in urine output, check with your doctor immediately. He may need to change your medication, or admit you to the hospital for a few days.

Chronic Rejection – When your body has rejected the new kidney several times (acute rejection) it will develop into chronic rejection. The only two signs of this are weight gain and swelling. The lab tests will reveal this.

The continued rejection cannot be stopped, but somewhat controlled. Sooner or later, you will have the same problems with the transplant that you had with the original kidney.

Hyper-Acute Rejection – There is no way to stop this serious rejection. It usually happens quickly and will be noticed in a matter of minutes or a few hours after the transplant. The new kidney is destroyed by your immune system and sometimes has to be removed.

The doctor may suggest another transplant, or dialysis.

Are There Alternatives? – Yes there are! We’ve all heard the saying, ‘An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of care.’

Considering all that has been said, it just makes good, common sense to me to protect your health now, before serious problems develop.

You and I cannot continue to load our body with junk foods, colas, sweets, and dead foods, and expect to stay healthy. We must be careful of what we eat, get proper exercise, and also take care of our mental health. Your attitude has an important part in your health.

Do your on research. Look into natural ways to help your kidneys function properly, and stop destroying them now, while you still have time.

 

 

 

Treatments for Kidney Cancer

Treatments for Kidney Cancer-Medical

Any cancer that is found is the kidneys is defined as kidney cancer. Cancer found in the center of the kidney where urine collects is called renal pelvis carcinoma.

Good Kidney Health

Good Kidney Health

Renal cell carcinoma is a cancer that forms in the minute tubes that remove waste products from the blood. There is a type of cancer that is usually found only in small children under five years old called wilms tumor.

Surgery is usually the first suggestion from most medical professionals for any type of kidney cancer.

Nephrectomy, surgery to remove the affected kidney, or radical nephrectomy, the removal of the affected kidney, some of the healthy tissue, lymph nodes, and sometimes, the adrenal gland
is often performed.

Laparoscopical or “minimally invasive” surgery is often done in kidney cancer surgery. If the cancer is large and other parts of the area are cancerous, then open surgery may be performed.

If the surgeon wants to try and save the kidney he will perform nephron-sparing surgery, removing only the tumor and minimal amounts of surrounding tissue.

This surgery can be accomplished by using a robotic method, where the surgeon uses hand controls to guide the robot. Or, he may chose to use laparoscopical or open surgery.

If you have only one good kidney left and the cancer is small, then nephron-sparing may be your only option. Your need to save the good kidney if at all possible to delay the use of dialysis.

You need to discuss all options with your health care professional, and base your final decision upon the type of cancer you have, the stage it is in, and your health condition.

Any type of surgery and major risk involved, including bleeding, and infections.

Sometimes surgery isn’t an option, but, you have a few other choices.

There is a procedure called  Cryoablation that freezes the cancer cells by inserting a needle through your skin then into the tumor. A type of gas is shot through the needle, freezing the cancer cells.

Radio-frequency ablation is just the opposite of Cryoablation. An electrical current is run through the needle into the tumor causing them to heat up or burn, delaying or stopping the growth of the cancer.

These procedures have no long term data to determine the safety or efficacy of these type of treatments.

Cryoablation and radio-frequency ablation have been used only on patients who cannot undergo surgery, or only when the tumor is small.

Treatments for Kidney Cancer – Natural

There are some alternative or natural treatments that have proven successful for some people. You will usually have to take it upon yourself to do your own research for these treatments. Very few medical doctors know anything about these methods and often frown upon a patient trying these methods.

If you want to research natural treatments, it is your right to do so. Please read and listen with an open mind and consider all options. The best place to start is to find a Naturopath doctor that will tell you the truth.

Your health is your responsibility and you do have the right to use any and all methods available to try to prolong your life.

Improve Kidney Function – Naturally

 

Improve Kidney Function – Naturally

If you want to improve your kidney function, you will need to make some changes in your daily habits.

That seems to be the hardest part for most people. We are creatures of habit, and old habits are hard to break. It seems even harder sometimes to start new, good habits.

It has been said ( I don’t know who said it. ) that if you practice a new habit for 30 days, it becomes part of your routine.

I taped a BIG sign on my bedroom mirror where I would see it every morning when I first woke up. It simply said, “I Can Do Anything for 30 Days!” It is working great for me. You may want to try it.

Your diet, exercise plans, and lifestyle, may need some adjustments. Be sure and list the good things you need to do instead of making a list of the ‘no-no’s’.

Here are some suggestions that should help you make the necessary changes to help improve your kidney function.

Improve Kidney Function with a Healthy Diet.

A well balanced diet and good exercise is probably the most important thing you can do for your health. You need to eat plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits. You may need to reduce your protein intake. Just be sure and check with you doctor or dietitian.

You will find most of the healthy foods on display in the outer perimeter of the grocery store in the produce, dairy and meat department. I suggest you stay away from highly processed meats and pre-packaged meals. These items often contain chemicals and artificial flavors and coloring that damage your kidney health.

If you like to garden, now would be a good time to grow some of your own vegetables. You can grow potted or container veggies such as radishes, leaf lettuce,  salad tomatoes, etc. on your porch or windowsill.

I find that enjoying plants is very relaxing and helps improve my attitude about life.

Honey Health

Honey Health

Some foods that will help your kidneys and improve your overall health are:

  • Beets-An excellent cleanser for the gallbladder and kidneys.
  • Carrots- helps your kidneys remove waste materials.
  • Kidney Beans-They contain certain vitamins, minerals, and amino acids for good kidney health. They are low in sodium and will help control the fluid levels in your body.
  • Water-Drink plenty of pure water and natural cranberry juice. If you have problems with kidney stones then leave off the cranberry juice.

If your kidneys are severely damaged you may have to restrict your fluid intake. Your health care professional will advise you about this.

Improve Kidney Function with Herbals

Flax seed is an excellent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. The isoflavones and lignans found in flax seed have been shown to slow down CKD. Some test have shown flax seed helps inhibit sclerosis of the liver.

Fo ti has been extensively researched in many test and proven to give your liver and kidneys support.

Schizandra berries boost your immune system and helps increase your energy.

There are many herb teas that are very relaxing and soothing to your kidneys. Dr. Capicchiano gives you a list of these in his book, Beat Kidney Disease.

If you are diligent in your efforts to chose a good diet and do regular exercise, you can greatly improve your health. Develop a positive mental attitude, pray or meditate, and you will increase your chances for a longer and happier life.

There have been many people that have actually reversed their kidney disease through these methods, along with the use of natural medicines.

Always remember, I am as close as your e-mail box or phone if you wish to contact me.

 

 

How to Protect Your Children from Kidney Disease

 

How to Protect Your Children from Kidney Disease

Kidney disease in children is growing at an alarming rate. If you are a parent you need to educate yourself about how to protect your children from kidney disease.

To Your Good Health

To Your Good Health

When our children are born we accept the responsibility of taking care of them to the best of our ability. This should include their health.

One of the most important things you can do for your child is to be sure they have a healthy diet, and get enough rest and exercise.

I believe the things that damage your child’s health more than anything else is colas and too many sweets. They need plenty of pure water, fresh fruits and vegetables. Stay away from fast foods as much as possible.

I know we are rushed sometime and we make a quick stop at the local drive- in hamburger place for a quick meal, but, please try to limit them to once or twice a week.

Obesity is a serious problem in the United States, and many other places in the world. This creates serious health issues such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, and many other problems.

Remember, kidney damage cannot be reversed,  if it progresses to far. Our children deserve a head start in life to maintain good health for their future. If you start feeding them properly when they are a baby, it will become a habit, and they will thank you for it when they grow up.

Protect Your Children from Kidney Disease – Important Points

Control Blood Pressure – Regular exercise, a healthy diet, and a loving environment will go a long to insure your child maintains a health blood pressure.

Control Sugar Intake – This a big issue. Sugar is toxic to the kidneys and damages the tiny blood vessels that filter out the poisons in your blood. Every childhood party doesn’t have to be full of colas and sugary sweets. Let you child have ‘watermelon party’ or a ‘fruit freeze’ party.

Don’t Smoke – If you smoke, consider your children. Second hand smoke can damage your child’s health. It is bad for their blood pressure, lungs, heart, and kidneys. It also sets a bad example for them. If you smoke, they probably will smoke when they get older.

Pain Relievers – Don’t use pain relievers such as acetaminophen, aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen unless absolutely necessary. The side effects of these drugs do more damage than good. They restrict blood flow to your kidneys and even more so, if you take them with caffeine.

Infections – Those little ‘germ killing’ bottles you carry around have been proven to be no more effective than regular soap and water.

Just wash your hands regularly and try to avoid close contact with people that are ill. I use colloidal silver in a small spray bottle to kill germs. I also take an ounce a day of colloidal silver to help keep my body free of germs and ‘bugs’ that could possibly make me ill.

Proper Fluid Intake – If you child is thirsty give them pure water to drink. Even pure juice is too strong for a baby or small child. Dilute the juice with pure water. The little ones, and you, need plenty of water to flush toxins out of your body.

Be careful. Most bottled water is just tap water that has been filtered. Most of it is not much better that the water out of your kitchen faucet.

If your child develops kidney disease the doctor may tell you to restrict fluid intake because of the reduced function of their kidneys.

Protect Your Children from Kidney Disease – Good Diet Plan

If you are to protect your children from kidney disease, they need a good diet plan. If you or they have developed kidney disease, it is imperative that you choose a good diet plan and STICK TO IT!

Find a good dietitian that is naturally nutrition oriented to help you plan a diet. It is important to restrict foods that are high in protein, phosphorus, and potassium to ease the work the damaged kidneys must do.

Healthy Food Taste Good – You can find foods that taste good and are good for you. You won’t find them close to the checkout counter by the candies and potato chips, but, you can find them.

It is well worth the effort to take a little extra time to find foods that are both nutritious and delicious. You will enjoy better health, longer life, more energy, and less medical bills.

A big plus to eating healthy besides good health is, you will save money in the long run.

Farmer’s markets are great places to find fresh fruits and veggies in season that are locally grown. It will be a good adventure for you and your children. Or, you may want to try your hand at growing a few of your own vegetables.

Children love to grow things. Help the grow a few carrots, strawberries, or other easy to take care of vegetables. They will love it and you will enjoy the relationship with your child.

Wow! I would love some steamed sweet potatoes with some carrots and broccoli with a little touch of melted butter right now.

Here are some links to help you find healthy snacks and recipes.
Link for Healthy Snacks:

http://www.nwkidney.org/docs/healthyLiving/preventing/101_low_salt_snacks.pdf
Healthy Recipes:
http://www.nwkidney.org/healthyLiving/livingWell/nutrition/recipes/recipesList.html

 

Reverse Kidney Disease -Medicine Abuse

 

Reverse Kidney Disease -Medicine Abuse

Our kidneys can take a lot of abuse, and we often neglect them with a careless lifestyle, stress, and bad diet, plus, the misuse of medications.

Kidney disease is hard to detect in its early stages. You can lose up to 80%

Antibiotic Drug Addiction

Antibiotic Drug Addiction

of your kidney function, with very little symptoms. When it it goes down to 15%, then you will begin to notice some serious health issues.

If you feel like you may be experiencing some problems with your kidneys, see your doctor as soon as possible.

Early detection is very important. Once you lose your kidney function, it is almost impossible to reverse the kidney disease.

You can slow down, or many times stop any further damage with the help of your doctor.

Both prescription and OTC medications can have serious side effects, and often cause more damage to a diseased kidney. If you suspect, or have been diagnosed with kidney disease, be sure to read all labels and warnings on the medications you take. You should discuss these issues with your doctor, but, do your own diligent research.

Two conditions that can cause kidney problems are diabetes and anemia. The medications you may be taking for these problems could possibly cause more damage to your kidneys. You should look into other alternative medications that are available.

If you suspect kidney problems, make an appointment with your doctor, and take a list ALL medications you are taking with you to your doctors visit. Be sure to write down any supplements, vitamins, minerals and any type of medication you a using.

Do Not take any over-the-counter medications until you check with your doctor.

Drugs to be Aware of – Any questions you have and possible mistakes can be avoided. You are dealing with a serious condition if you have kidney disease, and it is often hard to treat. Don’t add to the problems by being careless with your medications.

Three categories of potential dangerous drugs, additives, and supplements are:

1. Prescription medicines.

2. Over the counter drugs, vitamins, and supplements.

3. Additives in food, and food supplements.
Prescription Drugs- Anti-inflammatory and antibiotic drugs are the two main culprits. Be sure you understand the effects these drugs can have on your kidneys.

Two websites where you can find valuable information are, www.drugs.com and www.rxlist.com. It is best that you personally stay up to date about your medicines so you can discuss them with your health care professional.

Over-The-Counter Medications – The most popular anti-inflammatory, non-steroidal, OTC drugs are, Advel, Aleve, and Motrin. Stay away from these drugs if possible. There are some natural alternatives that work just as well, without the side effects.

If you use buffered aspirin and take several doses daily, you will do serious damage to your kidneys.

Some vitamins, such as Vitamin C can create problems for kidney disease suffers. Vitamin C is necessary for good health, but, if taken in large doses, it may cause calcium kidney stones if your kidneys are already damaged.

Food Additives and Supplements – Body builders and athletics will often use supplements that contain high amounts of protein, creatine, and caffeine. These may have a negative effect on your kidneys. If your kidneys are not working properly, they have a hard time of getting rid of the excess proteins and creatine.

If you are a parent, you need to carefully watch the kinds of foods and drinks or supplements your child consumes. Many young people are impatient, and will sometimes use harmful methods to enhance their body features, without the parents knowledge.

These practices can lead to severe damage to their kidneys and decrease renal function.

Be pro-active in your child’s life and eating habits. The number one problem I am aware of nowadays is caffeine laden energy drinks. One or two may not do much harm, but, many young, as well as adults consume several a day.

The best way to increase your energy is proper exercise, rest, and a good balanced diet.

Creatine – Normally functioning kidneys get rid of the excess creatine by changing it to creatinine, and flushing it out of your body. Diseased kidneys cannot get rid of this waste material, causing the them to suffer more damage and lose more of their ability to function.

Salt – Kidney patients will need to severely limit their use of salt. Use it sparingly when cooking, and do not add extra salt after the food is cooked.

In Conclusion – Always discuss your treatment plan with your doctor. Be sure he is aware of everything your are doing in your exercise, diet, habits, etc.

Make sure you fully understand what your doctor is doing, about any medicines he prescribes, any foods he may tell you to eat or not to eat.

Don’t be afraid to ask questions. The only dumb question is the one not asked.

Reverse Kidney Disease – Natural Kidney Aids

You are not alone when it comes to trying to reverse your kidney disease.

It is extimated that there are over 7 million people with some type of kidney disease, and the numbers are growing every year.

If you are aware that you have kidney problems you a lucky. Most kidney patients had no idea that there was anything wrong with their kidneys.

When one of our kidneys gets damaged or sick, the other kidney will take over the added duty of the failed kidney. Kidney disease usually shows no symptoms until the disease has destroyed about 80% of their function.

The leading causes of kidney disease is kidney stones, diabetes, and high blood pressure in older adults. Other  countries such as Australia, Germany, France, and the UK show about the same results as America.

Children as well as adults can be affected by kidney disease. The disease knows no age limit.

Here is a list of links to articles you may find helpful in your research to reverse kidney disease. There are links to traditional methods of treatment, and information about natural methods and where you can purchase products to help improve your health.

 

Cancer Fighting Strategies
http://www.cancerfightingstrategies.com/print.html
Natural Remedies that help.
http://www.nativeremedies.com/
Golden Standards — Nutritional Solutions for Kidney Problems
http://www.goldenstandards.com/
MedicineNet.com
http://www.medicinenet.com/kidney_stones/article.htm
New York Times Health Guide
http://www.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/kidney-stones/
Beat Kidney Disease
http://www.beatkidneydisease.com/
Dissolve Kidney Stones Naturally
http://www.dissolvekidneystonesnaturally.com/
Northwest Kidney Centers/Dialysis
http://www.nwkidney.org/dialysis/

Reverse Kidney Disease – 4 Major Reasons for Kidney Disease

1. Genetics – If one of your family members has kidney disease, the risk of you having the same type of disease increases. Polycystic kidney disease is a genetically predisposed disease.

2. Sedentary Lifestyle – Lack of exercise, sitting all day in front of the t.v. or computer, and jobs that require very little physical effort can damage your kidneys.

You must have some type of physical activity every day.
3. Lack of Proper Nutrition – Fast foods, junk foods, and what I call ‘no food foods’, all destroy your health. Eat well to help stay well. Fresh veggies and fruits go a long way in helping you stay well.

4. Drugs – OTC, or over the counter drugs such as pain killers are a leading cause in kidney damage, and other health problems.

You will be surprised at the changes you can see in your health with just a few simple changes in your diet and life style.

Reverse Kidney Disease – Hope For You

I have studied and practiced health and nutrition for many years.  I have seen many successes and some failures in trying to educate others in how to take care of their health, and I have discovered the main ingredient  to good health, or recovering from a disease is your attitude and the way you think.

Eat Healthy

Eat Healthy

It is your health.  You are the one responsible for it.  You can read, research, go to the doctor, listen to friends, but, in the final analysis, the methods you use, and the way you feel and think is your choice.

There is power in a made up mind.

If you are going to reverse kidney disease, you first must believe that you can.  Then, develop a well thought out plan on how you will conquer the disease and restore your health.

If, for example, you know you shouldn’t drink colas, then just make up you mind that you will not drink them.  I know they may taste good, and give you a few minutes of pleasure, but why shorten your life for a few moments of pleasure?

Find a support group or a good friend that will be you accountability partner to help you reach your goals.

I want to see you well.  I want you to feel better. I want you to enjoy life, and I am always here to help as you try to reverse the kidney disease, or other health problems you are struggling with.

Many patients have slowed the progress, and often reversed their kidney disease. It is a possibility for you also.

 

 

Chronic Kidney Disease and Emotions

Chronic Kidney Disease and Emotions

If you have chronic kidney disease your emotions will sometimes take you for a roller coaster ride. We often fear the unknown and allow our emotions to take control of our life.

Our mind is a powerful thing, and you and I need to be able to control our

Control Your Emotions

Control Your Emotions

thoughts and emotions if we are to be successful in finding a solution to our health problems.

You are a triune ( three part ) being. You have a body, the physical man..a soul, the seat of your emotions, and a spirit..the part of you that communicates with the Creator. You need to keep a balance in all three areas to maintain good health physically, mentally, spiritually.

Some of the stages a person may go through when dealing with chronic kidney disease and emotions are:

Fear-Anxiety and fear are usually the first emotions you experience when the doctor diagnoses you with chronic kidney disease.

When everything is working properly in our body, we take it for granted that it will always keep working. Now, as the shock begins to wear off and we start to realize the truth, we understand how vulnerable we are.

A thousand questions pop into our mind. Who will help take care of me? What will I tell my family? Will I need dialysis? What about medicine? How will I pay the bills?…

Anxiety, panic, fear may grip us. If we are not careful, our emotions can get the best of us.

Anger-You may get angry with yourself for neglecting your health and allowing it to get is such bad shape. Some people want to play the ‘blame game’ and say it is their health care providers fault for not discovering the disease earlier.

If you are not careful, the anger can reach the point to where is will take its toll on your relationships with spouse, family, and friends.

Depression-When you have chronic kidney disease,it is a normal feeling to feel discourage and down at times. Low energy levels and nausea are common symptoms of CKD. Be careful that you don’t allow it to lead to depression. When we get depressed we will sometimes feel hopeless, or despondent. We may want to give up on life.

If any of these symptoms last for more than a few days, it is time to talk to your health care provider about it. If you begin to feel like you no longer want to live or have thoughts of ending your life, you must tell someone NOW!

Denial-Just as the proverbial ostrich sticks its head in the sand so it doesn’t see the danger, a few chronic kidney disease patients will go into self denial. They refuse to accept the fact that they are sick.

They may not believe the doctor, or refuse to take his advice. Sometime the will not follow the recommended treatment. Be careful. Don’t allow this to happen to you.

What to Do-If you have been told that you have Chronic Kidney disease, the first thing you must to is keep your emotions under control.

Cry if you need to. Get angry for a few minutes. Hit the table, kick the wall. It’s o.k. to express your feelings! All of these feelings need an emotional outlet. Just don’t allow the feelings to take control of your life.

In the beginning, most of your energy will be spent learning what you need to do to cope with the disease. Getting new information, making plans for treatments, making adjustments in your family and work life, etc., will take much of your time and energy.

Don’t allow your feelings to overwhelm you to the point that you can’t think clearly.

Keeping Things in Balance

We mentioned earlier that we are a triune being, a body, soul, and spirit.  To maintain a balanced life we must not neglect any area of our life.  One of the main reasons people get kidney disease is because they neglect their health.

I prefer a more natural approach to treating any health issue such as natural foods, herbs, etc., as Dr. Capicchiano describes in his books and courses.

All medications that your doctor may prescribe will have side effects.

Follow a well balanced diet and use natural medicines as much as possible as described in the course.

Learn how to deal with your emotions.  Don’t deny the feelings you have. Just find an emotional outlet for them.  It’s very important that you have a good friend or support group that you can confide in.

Develop an attitude of gratitude.  Be thankful to your Creator for all the blessing you have.  If you are a believer in God, talk to him often, sharing all your feelings with him.  Learn to have some quiet time where you can relax and meditate.

We have many testimonies of others that have controlled or ever reversed their kidney disease.  You can also!

If you need more help in this area of your life, please contact me.

 


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Amazing Kidney Disease Facts

Amazing Kidney Disease Facts

Your kidneys are a very complicated pair of small organs, one on each side of your spine in the small part of your back. They have the very import job of keeping your blood chemically balanced and clean.

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Kidney disease is a condition where your kidneys steadily lose their function over a period of time. Check out these amazing kidney disease facts that you should know.

Amazing Kidney Disease Facts  - Did you know…

  • The frequency of kidney failure has double in the last two decades?
  • There are over one million people worldwide that either have a functioning graft, or kidney dialysis.
  • Worldwide hypertension (high blood pressure) has doubled in the last ten years.
  • High blood pressure and diabetes are the main causes of kidney disease.
  • Asians are more likely to have hypertension than Caucasian or Blacks.
  • Approximately 8 million people that live in India suffer from kidney disease, and only 10% of the patients are able to afford treatment.
  • There are approximately 20 to 30 million people in the USA that have chronic or other kidney related diseases.
  • The cost of treating a patient in the US with renal replacement therapy is estimated to be $38 million dollars in 2014, and there are about half million people in need of treatment.
  • Changing your lifestyle, exercise, and quitting smoking will greatly reduce the chance of getting kidney disease.
  • Kidney disease is reversible if you start treatment early enough.
  • You run a 2 to 3 fold greater risk of a heart attack and cardiac death if you have kidney disease.
  • Approximately 40-50% of people over 75 years old have symptoms of kidney disease.
  • If you have chronic kidney disease the risk from dying from a heart condition is 20 times greater that you needing dialysis or a kidney transplant.
  • There were about 900 kidney transplants performed in Australia in 2011.
  • A Glomerural Filtraton Rate (GFR) test is the best way to assess kidney problems.
  • Too much protein in the urine (Proteinuria) is a big indicator of chronic kidney disease.
  • A simple blood pressure, urine albumin and serum creatinine test is the best way to detect kidney disease.
  • Dialysis does not cure kidney disease. It is a strenuous, expensive, way to prolong your life. You must follow a strict diet and lifestyle if you are on dialysis.
  • Kidney failure patients must be treated promptly or they can die in just a matter of days due to toxins and fluid build up in the body.
  • About one third of the kidneys transplanted comes from relatives and two thirds from a donor that died recently.

I hope these amazing kidney disease facts have shed some light on the issue, and given you a better understanding of the seriousness and scope of the problem.

If you notice any of the symptoms of kidney disease, I urge you to contact your doctor for some test to be sure.

If you catch it in time, you can reverse kidney disease safely, using natural methods, without the risk and side effect of drugs.  Don’t put it off.

 

 

 

Glomerulonephritis – Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Glomerulonephritis Causes

Glomerulonephritis-glomerular nephritis, is a medical term for inflammation of the glomeruli, or the filter units in the kidneys.

IgA nephropathy,or Buerger’s disease, thought to be the main cause of glomerulonephritis, begins by causing the arteries to swell and blood clots to form in your blood vessels.

These deposits in the tiny blood vessels restrict normal blood flow and prevents blood from fully circulating through your tissues. The results is tissue death because the tissues are starved of nutrients and oxygen.

The risk for developing Buerger’s disease increases when you smoke heavily. Scientists aren’t certain of why tobacco smoke increases this risk,

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but the relationship between the two is well documented.

According to experts at the Mayo Clinic, almost everyone with Buerger’s disease uses tobacco.

Some other causes  of Glomerulonephritis (but, not limited to) are, drugs, heavy metals, infections, kidney stones, liver cirrhosis, and hardening of the arteries.

Glomerulonephritis Symptoms

There are two types of Glomerulonephritis, acute and chronic.

The acute form develops suddenly. You may get it from a throat, skin, or other type of infection. If you notice that you face is swelled in the morning, brown or bloody urine, shortness of breath, coughing, and urinating less than usual, it is time to see a health care provider to be sure.

Chronic Glomerulonephritis may develop slowly over several years with little or no symptoms, but, it often leads to complete kidney failure.

If you notice swelling of you ankles or face, foamy or bloody urine, lack of appetite, nausea and vomiting, unexplained tiredness, sleep problems, dry and itchy skin, night time muscle cramps, I sincerely suggest you see your doctor asap.

Glomerulonephritis Treatment

Acute Glomerulonephritis may go away by itself or you may need medication or a short term treatment with an artificial kidney machine to remove the excess fluid.
Chronic Glomerulonephritis has no specified treatment, but your doctor or health care professional may suggest that you eat less protein, salt and potassium, control your blood pressure, or take diuretics.

After much observation, research, and testimonies from people that have suffered and recovered from kidney diseases and other health issues, I personally believe the first thing you should do is get rid of the inflammation, using natural methods, because that is what is doing the damage.

According to Dr. David M. Marquis, DC, DACBN and many other health care professionals, inflammation is the leading cause of many diseases, including pain, obesity, ADD/ADHD, peripheral neuropathy, diabetes, heart disease, strokes, migraines, thyroid issues, and kidney disease.

You must be willing to do your own diligent research, do your own thinking, and be disciplined enough to take control of your health, and your life as a whole.

Which do you want the most…good health, or another cigarette, another cola?  

Is the temporary pleasure you get from you bad habits, food choices, lack of exercise, and negative thinking, worth the sickness, pain, and damage you are doing to your body, and also the worry you cause the ones that love you?

Remember, I do personally care about you and I am willing to help if you need to talk.

It’s up to you..the choice is yours, and yours alone!

 

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