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What is the best way to cleanse your kidney?

What is the best way to cleanse your kidney?

See below: Just eat a normal healthy diet and drink about 2 litres of fluid daily - fluids should be mostly water. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

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


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Subject: Natural Remedy-- Are Juniper berry supplements o.k. to take for cleansing the kidneys over a short period of time?

Subject: Natural Remedy-- Are Juniper berry supplements o.k. to take for cleansing the kidneys over a short period of time?

That doesn't happen: Kidneys are not "dirty" nor "in need of cleaning". Supplements, natural or not, don't actually "clean" kidneys. However, there are people who will sell all sorts of stuff to clean various bodily organs. So, buyer beware. ...Read more

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Is it true that everyone's body cleanses kidneys during the times of 10- 2 am.? No matter what schedule you are on?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Is the parsley kidney cleanse a hoax?

Is the parsley kidney cleanse a hoax?

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

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Can one kidney fulfill a diabetics blood cleansing needs?

Can one kidney fulfill a diabetics blood cleansing needs?

Yes: For some amount of time - or forever - depends if you have or don't or won't have diabetic nephropathy. ...Read more

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Why do you have to do colon clense before going in to remove kidney stone?

Why do you have to do colon clense before going in to remove kidney stone?

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

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Is it true that cranberry juice has cleansing properties that clean out the kidneys?

Is it true that cranberry juice has cleansing properties that clean out the kidneys?

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

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With chronic kidney disease, is it safe to have a colonoscopy? The cleansing action is bad for the CKD?

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

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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?

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

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Can you tell me if I could take kidney cleasing pills to help with under eye bags?

Can you tell me if I could take kidney cleasing pills to help with under eye bags?

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

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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?

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?

Colon cleanse: Not recommended. Lose weight the sensible way through exercise and diet. Your doctor can help you and he can refer you to a dietician. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What is bulky kidney?

What is bulky kidney?

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

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I'm having kidney peblem?

Please specify: A little more information would be helpful. ...Read more

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Why are my kidney hurting?

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

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What is unilobular kidney?

What is unilobular kidney?

Unilobular kidney: This term refers to single lobe of kidney. The kidney is round. It may be a malformation. ...Read more

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What are kidney scans used for?

What are kidney scans used for?

Multiple reasons: Kidney scans are used to diagnose kidney diseases such as kidney stones, obstructed kidneys, kidney cancer, and overall kidney function. ...Read more

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What causes a swallened kidney?

What causes a swallened kidney?

See answer.: "swollen kidney" is a vague term but most common causes would be a kidney infection (pyelonephritis) or obstruction (hydronephrosis) of the kidney (e.g. Stone, tumor, urinary retention). ...Read more

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What makes you keep having kidney pains?

What makes you keep having kidney pains?

Kidney pain: Need more history about your medical problem question too vague ...Read more

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What is the solntion of kidney swellling?

What is the solntion of kidney swellling?

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

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What causes pelvocaliectasis of the kidney?

What causes pelvocaliectasis of the kidney?

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

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Is selling a kidney dengerous to the donnor?

Is selling a kidney dengerous to the donnor?

Selling kidney: The real danger is getting a kidney from someone without proper screening to check compatibility, presence of HIV, etc... ...Read more

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I'm having a shrinking kidney. What is the teeatment for this?

I'm having a shrinking kidney. What is the teeatment for this?

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

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Where do kidneys hurt?

Where do kidneys hurt?

Sides and back: Usually on the sides and back of mid trunk; lower end of ribs. ...Read more

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Kidney pain what to do?

Kidney pain what to do?

Get ua: Are you sure it is a kidney pain? Get a urinalysis and a physical exam. ...Read more

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What is a baggy kidney?

What is a baggy kidney?

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