There is perhaps no pain as agonizing as the pain associated with a slowly passing kidney stone. From all who have suffered from this ailment of the uro-genital tract, we have heard that they never want to experience this excruciating pain again. And so we are compelled to highlight the causes and natural cures for both the trauma, as well as the chronic condition from which this imbalance springs.
“Kidney stones develop when microscopic particles form in the collecting system of your urinary tract and then gradually enlarge. When they become large enough to move, kidney stones can cause excruciating pain. Low urinary volume — the result of inadequate fluid intake — high concentrations of calcium, oxalate, phosphate, sodium and uric acid ions, acidic urine and low levels of citrate all favor stone formation. A variety of medical conditions contribute to kidney stones, too, including diabetes, obesity, gout and some intestinal diseases. A family history of kidney stones also increases your risk.”(Per Livestrong.com)
Three examples of kidney stones — the more painful variety (more…)
If you take a kind of drug known as a fibrate to control your cholesterol or triglycerides (blood fats), make sure your doctor tests your kidneys. A study of these drugs, (brand names Lopid, Tricor and Trilipix), shows they frequently cause kidney damage, especially in older people.
Recent evidence from clinical trials and case reports suggests fibrates can cause an increase in serum creatinine, an indicator of kidney health measured by a blood test, which indicates a loss of kidney health. Scientists at the Lawson Health Research Institute and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), found that at least one in 10 fibrate users over the age of 65 experienced a 50 percent increase in their serum creatinine. (more…)
The urinary system is the Rodney Dangerfield of the body: it gets no respect. Medical doctors pay worship to the cardiovascular and nervous systems; alternative healers pay homage to the colon and practice ancient detoxing rites. But who thinks about the urinary system? Who pays attention to the kidneys until something goes wrong? And make no mistake, things go wrong. When it comes to the urinary system, we’re not just talking about kidney stones and kidney failure, which affect millions of people in the United States alone, but more significantly kidney sludge, which compromises kidney function in virtually every adult living in a first world country. And we’re also talking about infection and inflammation in the urinary tract, not to mention incontinence in the bladder. (more…)
On a daily basis, millions of women deal with a host of issues that affect their bladder, kidney and associated organs collectively known as the urinary system. The urinary system includes the kidneys, which produce urine, the tubes carrying urine to the bladder called the ureters, the storage pouch for urine called the bladder and the urethra, which carries urine from the bladder to outside the body. As we age, the physiological and biochemical mechanisms keeping these organs functioning well begin to decline. Therefore, from a clinical perspective, focus on the physiology and biochemistry of the individual over time will help in the early detection and prevention of progression that translates to more successful treatment. (more…)
Early Toxicity: Flatulence, headaches, colic, dryness of skin and mucous membranes, tendency for colds, burning pain in the head relieved by food, heartburn, aversion to meat
We are all unwillingly exposed to a range of cancer-causing chemicals and substances every day. One substance that the globalists and government don’t want you know about that could be causing you considerable harm and health problems is aluminium. (more…)
Aging appears to begin between the ages of 27 and 35 when the production of enzymes that dissolve protein begins to diminish. Enzymes are widely recognized for their importance in digesting food. They also break up circulating immune complexes in the blood. Enzymes can act to prevent too much fibrin from being deposited in wounds, fractures and joints. These enzymes also remove necrotic debris and excess fibrin from the blood stream. Immune system regulation can also be accomplished with enzymes. Most of the development of systemic enzyme therapy was carried out in the Far East and Europe. Enzyme therapy is a prime example of a situation in which US medicine is missing the boat due to a lack o of awareness of what the rest of the world is doing and our unwillingness to use therapies not made by “big pharma.” Enzymes can not be patented so they are of little interest to drug companies. (more…)
Step by step researchers are documenting that lipoic acid protects every organ in the human body. The latest findings are that lipoic acid offers powerful protector against diabetic polyneuropathy and nephropathy (peripheral nerve disease and kidney disease resulting from damage to small blood vessels). It is also a great defender of brain tissue, and has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and neuro-protective capabilities that make if effective in slowing the aging of the brain and treating Alzheimer’s disease. Other recent research shows that lipoic acid prevents the development and progression of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and protects retina ganglion against glaucoma. (more…)
Weak kidneys lead to elevated blood pressure, increased levels of circulatory toxins due to impaired filtration, and a worsened ability to handle stress (kidney-adrenal relationship). Kidney problems are invariably made worse when a person is overweight and especially when they blood sugar levels begin to rise, as excess blood sugar caramelizes kidney structure (advanced glycation end products – AGEs), leading to even worse kidney health. A new study shows that glutamine can improve multiple gene signals that impact kidney health, helping to improve many of the kidney problems people experience when they are in weakening health. (more…)