Causes of Acute Kidney Failure

Causes of Acute Kidney Failure

First, understand the difference between causes of acute kidney failure and causes of chronic kidney failure

“The two main forms are acute kidney injury, which is often reversible with adequate treatment, and chronic kidney disease, which is often not reversible. In both cases, there is usually an underlying cause.” From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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The causes of acute kidney failure is usually divided into three basic stages; pre-renal, renal, and post-renal.

Pre-Renal is where the blood supply to the kidneys is restricted. This is usually caused by;

  • Clogged arteries that cut off the blood supply to the kidneys.
  • Dehydration.
  • Blood loss, causing low blood volume
  • Medication.
  • Injury

There are very few warning signs to acute kidney failure, and often the signs are so mild that we have a tendency to ignore them.

There may be a decrease of urine flow, swelling in your legs, ankles, and feet, unusual tiredness, but, many times  there are no symptoms until the damage is already done, and it is only discovered when you go to the doctor for a regular check-up.

 

Renal-where damage to the kidneys is direct. This may include;

  • Cancer of plasma cells
  • Excess Protein: caused either by muscle breakdown, diet or cholesterol-lowering medications
  •  Inflammation of the filtering system of the kidneys (Acute glomerulonephritis). Many conditions can cause this inflammation such as Lupus, Wegner’s granulomatosis, and Goodpasture syndrome.
  •  Medications e.g. antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, lithium, and iodine-containing medications used in radiology
  •  Whole-body infection that literally shuts down the entire body (also known as Septicemia)

 

Post-Renal: where clearance of urine away from the kidneys is obstructed and responsible. Examples include:

  •  Enlarged prostate or prostatic cancer growth
  •  Kidney stones
  •  Tumors

I am a firm believer in the statement that ‘an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.’

Get plenty of exercise, follow a good diet, drink a lot of pure fresh water. As much as possible, stay away from fast foods, highly processed foods, colas, and  OTC and prescription drugs.

Your diet should consist of the freshest foods you can possibly obtain.  Grow you own or buy from local organic farmers. Eat meat and eggs that are from free range animals.  If you smoke, STOP NOW!

There are approximately 100,000 people a year diagnosed with kidney failure.  Most cases are caused by not following the steps I’ve mentioned in the previous paragraph.

Now, if you are already suffering from acute or chronic kidney disease there are some steps you can take to ease the suffering and sometime even reverse the disease. There are many testimonies from kidney disease patients that have taken control of their life, and used various natural herbal formulas  to relieve pain and stop the progress of kidney disease.

I was so excited to get this  beautiful testimony from Grace V. in the Philippines that I had to share it with you.  This makes are the time and  research worth the effort.

Hello, this is going to be a quick one. My mom was diagnosed with CKD

and advised to undergo hemodialysis. I didn’t want her to so I researched

on the internet, and almost flew her to China to receive natural treatments.

 

Good thing before I got her passport and visa I came across your book and

immediately started the program and supplements recommended.  Her

creatinine is down to 117, upper range is 96. We are getting there! 

Awesome book.

Grace V. from Philippines.

  

And a followup message..

 

Thank you again for the awesome book. She (mom) now has more

energy. Before she was lethargic. I’m a medical student as well, and

needless to say, I won’t be one of those traditional doctors that rely

solely on western medicine.

If you would like a copy of this amazing book by Dr. Capicchiano, N.D., you can get your own copy HERE

 

 



 

Reverse Kidney Disease-Do Natural Methods Work?

 

Can you really reverse your kidney disease? Is it possible, through diet, natural medicines, lifestyle changes to reverse the damage that has been done to your kidneys and your health?

I know there are many skeptics, especially in the medical field, that will tell you that one you have kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, or, many of the other so-called incurable diseases there is not much you can do about it.

They will push their drugs that may relieve a few symptoms and help prolong your miserable condition a few more months or years. Then, the inevitable damage from the drugs begins to eat away at your health, creating more problems. The doctor

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prescribes more drugs, more treatments…it becomes a vicious, never ending cycle.

There are a growing number of people that are finding relief from their diseases, even ‘cures’, by turning to natural medicines, herbs, special diets, alternative methods of healing, meditation, and  prayer.  There are also many health care professionals that are discovering that  much of the drug industry is just in the business to keep you hooked on their products to build up their profits.

Reverse Kidney Disease-Your Responsibility

Remember, you are the one responsible for your health!

Your doctor, your family, your friends, may all be concerned about your health, but, it isn’t their responsibility to see that you take care of yourself.

If you are trying to reverse your kidney disease,or any other health problems, do your own diligent research to discover what alternatives you have.  Google words or phrases such as: natural healing +’disease’, alternative medicines, alternative treatments, natural cures for “……”

Reverse Kidney Disease-Testimonies

I would like to share a few testimonies with you from Dr. Duncan Capicchiano, N.D.’s  book, Totally Natural Kidney Solution.

I followed a very precise diet for 6 weeks taking into account your Kidney Solution references! My sugar levels have already come down and I have lost weight. Plus even my Doctor wants me to maintain this regime.

I have told one of my friends about your program, too!”

Ellen Fielder, Singapore

Grateful Client #1 Stephen Pepler

“In short I was a wreck. I had “End Stage Renal Failure” (ESRF) … I was thrilled to notice I began to feel better within a couple of days.

Grateful Client #2 – Dave

“In 6 Weeks eGFR Gone From A Low Of 22 Up To 28 … After starting a gluten free diet (in conjunction with the low potassium diet he is already on) Dave noticed a difference within a couple of days.”

“Dear Duncan, I have been following your advice for a couple of months now, and the results for me are very encouraging – a drop of 20 points in the last creatinine reading (four weeks ago) and a general feeling of wellness which I had not experienced in a long time. Next week is my next blood test, and I’m anticipating further improvement in the reading. – I’ll let you know.

The advice on getting the  has had another benefit – no more heartburn, so the pills are thrown away!

As I came out of major surgery 12 weeks ago, correcting urine flow from the kidneys to my stoma (no bladder nowadays), kidney function very poor, lost a lot of weight etc, I am delighted with the results.

Update: Since last writing to you I have just had the latest blood test results, and the good news is a further 12 points improvement in the creatinine level. On top of that I continue to improve in strength and fitness (weight exercising and walking helps), and plan to return to work next month after being unable to for 18 months. Thanks for all the good advice in your program – it has helped me enormously. is good again.”

Henk Vreekamp, Lake Clifton, Western Australia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             You can avoid dialysis and surgery You can live with hope … and dream again You can have your whole life back

It is possible to reverse kidney disease.

 

How to Cure Type II Diabetes

The majority of kidney disease patients also have diabetes. If  you suffer from type II diabetes please, please take the time to watch this.

The American Medical Association recently published an article about the skyrocketing climb of type II diabetes among children and teens in the U.S., stating that the rate climbed 21% from 2000 to 2009.

What you will not find in the report is that type II diabetes can be reversed and cured is a short time by making changes in your lifestyle and diet.

The majority of doctors and drug companies want you to believe that type II diabetes is a ‘disease’ that can only be managed with medications. Many people, including me, believe that they don’t want to cure you, just control you.

Watch this very revealing video by Mike Adams, editor of Natural News.

 

Feel free to comment.

 

Thanks for watching.

 

Safe and Natural Treatments for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

There are some programs and solutions that tell you ways to use natural and healthy methods to treat your kidney disease.

By using these methods you can often save yourself the pain and expense of having dialysis treatments or a transplant. There have healthy dietbeen some people that have completely reversed their kidney disease. I’m sure you would want a complete reversal of your kidney disease.

If you are suffering from poor kidney health, or your kidneys are already at the chronic stage, this information may be good news for you.

Safe and Natural Solutions

The programs that have been designed by nutritionists and naturopaths were developed from several years of research. They are safe and natural. No synthetic drugs are used and the cost is very low when compared to the traditional methods of drugs and dialysis. Plus, there is the added benefit of no side affects or damage to your health from the chemical medicines.

If you will be consistent and patient, you can learn how to improve, and often reverse your kidney disease is just a few weeks.

You will be able to use a scientific, detailed diet that has been proven to slow down or reverse kidney disease. With the use of natural medicines, the right exercise and lifestyle changes, you could soon find yourself on the road to recovery.

The goal of these type programs is to give you a safe and natural treatments for chronic kidney disease, and to stop the need for for dialysis or transplants.

Wouldn’t it be worth the time and effort to be able to repair your kidney health?

Read Testimonials from Real People

The videos and testimonials from people that have been successful with these programs will encourage you and give you hope. You are not in this alone. There are many others that are struggling with the same problems, and are willing to offer their suggestions and support.

The traditional methods of treating kidney disease with drugs and dialysis, and later on, face the possibility
of a kidney transplant isn’t much of a future for you.

These methods are expensive, painful, and not always a success. It is disheartening to listen to the stories of other patients that have suffered through the traditional ways of treating kidney disease.

I believe that natural methods could possibly save you a lot of money, pain, time, and disappointment.

Of course, the final decision is yours to make.

I urge you to do your own research. Read, ask a lot of questions, get the facts, then decide what route you want to take to find safe and natural treatments for chronic kidney disease.

We are always here to help.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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