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Cleansing The Kidneys
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
Subject: Natural Remedy-- Are Juniper berry supplements o.k. to take for cleansing the kidneys over a short period of time?
Is it true that everyone's body cleanses kidneys during the times of 10- 2 am.? No matter what schedule you are on?
Working full time:
The glomeruli function as in-line filters to your bloodstream, receiving 22% of the cardiac output. This translates into ~ 1.1 liter of blood being filtered a minute (every minute).
This high rate filtration system is overkill for the daily toxin load but serves us well by clearing toxic materials, however small in quantity, very quickly. ...Read more
What is da best and most intense way to cleanse the liver kidneys & blood. What are the benefits of increasing liver bile production. What's da purpose?
NONE! NONE! NONE!: Don't waste your time, money, or health--liver "detoxing" is snake oil! If you indeed have a liver disease, see a specialist who can help design appropriate treatment for you. Please read the many other healthtap answers that dissuade use of "detox" or "cleanse" products. ...Read more
What is the best way to cleanse the liver, kidney and intestines? Does the colon hydrotherapy really help to remove parasites and toxins from the intestines?
Too high expectation: There is nothing available to accomplish your expectations. Colon hydrotherapy is a superior enema.....people with rectal sexual drive enjoy it. Liver kidney cannot be cleansed.....rather they act as cleansers of the whole body. Parasites can not be cleared by enema....need to take medicine to kill and eliminate. ...Read more
I am a male 22y that wants to cleanse my liver and kidney, what over-the-counter meds can I take to get this done?
Why do you want do:
It does not make any sence. There is no therapy, no need and whole question does not make any sence.
If you are in good health, eat proprly, get regular exercise, regular chech ups
dont smoke and do not drink excessively,
all that will keep you liver and kidney healthy and clean. ...Read more
Of course: You already knew that. I think somebody made this up for fun. You don't need to clean your kidneys. I happen to like parsley -- it's often my favorite thing on the plate. Other people can't stand it, or just look at it. Best wishes. ...Read more
41 yo black female. Bun 13 creat 1.16. What does/should this mean to me. If my GFR is to low, is it safe to purchase a kidney cleanse?
Yes: For some amount of time - or forever - depends if you have or don't or won't have diabetic nephropathy. ...Read more
To see stone easier: It's a good practice to minimize bowel content and eliminate fecal material inside large bowel so the targeted stones could be easier to be seen under fluoroscopy, esp for a marginal sized small stone. More? Ask you treating doctor for individual specifics so to make your care more effective. ...Read more
Not true: Cranberry juice contains substances called proanthocyanidins which are active in bladder to prevent bacterial adherence and thus a useful urinary infection (cystitis) preventative. No cleansing properties for the kidneys. Kidneys clean themselves as they filter water, wasteproducts, glucose & electrolytes, then reabsorb necessary water glucose & electrolytes. Cleaning out stones can be a problem. ...Read more
With chronic kidney disease, is it safe to have a colonoscopy? The cleansing action is bad for the CKD?
Should not be: A problem but if you are that worried ask your nephrologist and gastroenterologist for their advice. ...Read more
Type 1 Dia /Kidney transplant (12yrs) I'm trying a 10 day Green Smoothie Cleanse. It says to take a protein powder "RAW Protein" can I take this?
Kidney Transplant: Hey congrats on 12 years post transplant. Not knowing your kidney status it is hard to say wether you should be taking high protein supplements. Wether it is "raw" or not matters little. I would consult your Nephrologist as they know your creative clearance which is the best measure of your ability to handle proteins, ...Read more
Maybe not: If the bags under the eyes are due to water retention in your whole body such as from kidney disease, water pills may be helpful. Bags under the eyes have many other causes, such as allergies, poor sleep, and normal variations. These bags will not get better from water pills otherwise. ...Read more
Born with 1 kidney the size of 2. No health issues. I wanna loose weight, im wondering if ''pure coffee bean extract and colon cleanse'' is good for me?
Last night I started the master cleanse and this morning I woke up with excruciating lower back pain on my left side. Is that normal?
No: I have never heard of the master cleanse causing that. I would go to a doctor and make sure you don't have a kidney infection or stone. ...Read more
Bulky kidney: That is not a normal descriptive terms to describe the kidney. It is unclear if bulky kidney means a kidney which is lobular in contour a normal variant or a kidney which is mildly larger than the other kidney or if it's a kidney that is blocked and has hydronephrosis. You should ask your doctor to further explain. ...Read more
Depends.: Back pain may be caused by many different conditions, including kidney diseases. If the kidneys are involved, it is usually because of an obstructing stone, inflamation, infection or reflux of urine. Foreign bodies like ureter stent often lead to pain. Before labeling kidney pain, you should have appropriate history, physical and an imaging study to determine the location. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Kidney "swelling" is another term for hydronephrosis. Tis condition can only be diagnosed by an x-ray (typically a ct, mri, or ultrasound). If the swelling represents true obstruction and there is kidney function loss because of that blockage - surgery is indicated to restore good drainage and preserve function. Tis can often be accomplished by minimally invasive surgery. ...Read more
Many causes: Pelvicaliectasis of the kidney is dilation of the spaces in the kidney where urine goes prior to passage into the ureter (kidney tube) and bladder. This can indicate a possible obstruction downstream from the kidney (stone or congenital narrowing of the ureter) or possibly can be a normal anatomic variant. Talk to your doctor, especially if you have any pain, to determine appropriate testing. ...Read more
Preventive measures: For future kidney failure, shrinkage of size kidney, is a sign of chronic renal disease, a progressive disease, effecting glomurali and nephrons, check your creatinine levels, control the blood sugar and blood pressure, two most common causes of kidney failure, eat plenty of vegi, fruits and exercises to prevent end stage renal failure. ...Read more
Could be...: You may have a dilated kidney - hydronephrosis - caused either by congenital UPJ obstruction or by acquired (by long-time block by stone, tumor, etc.). Occasionally laypersons may refer multiple kidney cysts as "baggy". Does something need to be done? Depend on Hx + sequence of events so to decide the necessity v.s. possibility of when, how, and what to do. Detail? Ask Doc timely. Best wish... ...Read more