Your kidneys are two bean- shaped organs, each about the size of a medium-sized apple. They are located towards the back of your body, just below the rib cage.
Inside each kidney is a filter for your blood, composed of about a million tiny structures called nephrons. They remove waste products and extra water, to form urine. The urine flows through tubes called ureters to your bladder, which stores the urine until you go to the bathroom.
Some kidney diseases attack the nephrons. This damage may leave kidneys unable to remove waste. Prime causes (excluding genetic problems, injuries, or pharma drugs) include high-sugar diet and infection.
WHAT IS YOUR RISK FOR KIDNEY DISEASE?
The same high-sugar diet that creates this greater risk for kidney disease also parallels diabetes and high blood pressure risk. Family members with kidney disease are said to be a risk factor, but since they almost certainly will be eating the same diet, it is obvious.Chronic kidney disease(CKD) can happen quickly as a result of infection not dealt with properly or a high-sugar diet that damages the nephrons slowly over several years.
Other kidney problems include:
- Cysts (PKD)
You can have tests to find out if you have kidney disease. It is important to detect early enough to follow the simple natural solutions to recover healthy kidneys.
If you have been diagnosed with kidney disease or kidney cancer, you could face serious chronic health issues. Quality of life is threatened, as well as being condemned to a lifetime on drugs, if you end up with a transplant. Knowing what the earliestsymptoms of kidney diseaseare helps with early detection and slowing the disease’s progression.
10 KIDNEY DISEASE WARNING SIGNS YOU CAN’T IGNORE
Chronic kidney disease and polycystic kidney disease often go undiagnosed and are allowed to progress because the signs and symptoms are so subtle. There are 10 key kidney disease symptoms. If you or a loved one is experiencing any of these symptoms, consult a doctor and request the proper blood and urine tests. Some of these symptoms may be related to conditions other than kidney disease, but only a doctor can provide a diagnosis after seeing your test results.
1. Changes in Urination
Because your kidneys are tasked with making urine, and thereby eliminating waste, any changes in the frequency, color, or appearance of urine should be taken seriously. Some common types of changes include:
- Urinating more frequently during the night or in greater amounts
- Urinating less often or in smaller amounts
- Having foamy or bubbly urine or blood in your urine
- Difficulty urinating
If your kidneys are unable to remove extra fluid from your body, you will likely experience swelling in your legs, ankles, feet, face, or hands.
3. Skin Rash/Itching
If your kidneys are unable to remove waste from the bloodstream, the build-up can cause rashes and severe itching.
4. Leg, Back, or Side Pain
Kidney problems can lead to pain in the back, side, or even in the leg. Kidney cysts (large, fluid-filled sacs) resulting from polycystic kidney disease that form on kidneys and occasionally on the liver can also cause back and leg pain.
5. Metallic Taste in Mouth/Ammonia Breath
When waste builds up in the bloodstream, it can cause bad breath, a metallic taste in the mouth, and affect how food tastes. You may also have a change in appetite that results in weight loss.
6. Nausea and Vomiting
Waste build-up in the blood can also cause nausea and vomiting.
7. Feeling Cold
Healthy kidneys make the hormone known as erythropoietin, which prompts the body to make oxygen-carrying red blood cells. Kidney disease can interrupt the healthy production of this hormone and cause a decrease in red blood cells, a condition known as anemia. Anemia and kidney disease can result in a variety of symptoms, including constantly feeling cold and shortness of breath.
8. Shortness of Breath
Kidney disease can cause extra fluid to build up in the lungs, leading to shortness of breath. Anemia, a common side effect of kidney disease which starves your body of oxygen, can also cause you to feel winded or short of breath.
9. Dizziness and Trouble Concentrating
When you suffer from anemia related to kidney failure, both your body and your brain will be lacking the proper amount of oxygen. The result can be dizziness, trouble with concentration, and memory-related issues.
When kidneys fail, and side effects like anemia set in, you may experience tired muscles, weakness, and overall fatigue.
5 POINTS FOR HEALTHY KIDNEY SUCCESS
Understanding how to recover healthy kidneys is critical. There are many more options available to you than merely kidney dialysis treatments and a lifelong dependence on drugs.
1. Drink 6 x 500ml (16 oz.) glasses of water with 1/3 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda* in each glass over each day.
2. Take high absorbency Curcumin.
3. Take high dosage Serrapeptase.
4. Take a 29 strain Soil Based Probiotic.
5. Stop carbs and other high-sugar foods.
*BAKING SODA ‘COULD HELP KIDNEYS’
New research by British scientists suggests sodium bicarbonate – otherwise known as baking soda – can dramatically slow the progress of chronic kidney disease. The simple household product used for baking, cleaning, bee stings and acid indigestion is so effective it could prevent patients having to be put on kidney machines, the results show.
Around three million people in the UK suffer from chronic kidney disease, which may have a number of causes. The condition ranges in severity from a mild degree of poor functioning to complete kidney failure.
Seriously affected patients may have to spend time each day on a dialysis machine which takes over the function of the kidneys. An estimated 37,800 patients in the UK receive renal replacement therapy, which may involve dialysis or a kidney transplant.
The cost of looking after kidney failure patients soaks up 3% of the entire NHS budget. On average, every patient on dialysis costs the NHS £30,000 per year.
The pilot study conducted at the Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, was the first controlled test of the treatment in a clinical setting.
The findings have been published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.