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Natural Kidney Cleansing Foods
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Are Juniper berry supplements o.k. to take for cleansing the kidneys over a short period of time?
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
How can one prevent developing kidney stones and gall bladder stones? Is there any food items that can help cure it naturally?
Kidney and Gallstone: First, find out why you have these problems at age 33. Second, treatment will depend on that answer. Third, as regards the kidney stones, drink lots of water. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I want to know if cretanine and microclbumin levels come down with meds or by controlling diet.What foods to be avoided in kidney issues. Pls help.
Getting levels down: Both medications and a low salt (S) diet are required to reduce microalbuminuira (M). M can be made worse by hypertension (H) and reducing S in the diet can help reduce it and H. Drugs such as ACE-Inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers can reduce both H and microalbuminuria. If you, or someone you, know has M, have the person see a physician to make sure the M does increase. Good luck. ...Read more
None.: The key to kidney health is to avoid kidney toxins such as nonsteroidals / asa, etc and to treat underlying disease such as HTN and dm to goal. ...Read more
Renal diets: A low sodium diet is often recommended for kidney patients but, if kidney disease is moderate to severe, additional restrictions may be needed. Your health care provider may be able refer you to a local dietitian for education. Online organizations, such as the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) often provide free information - including recipes. Check out the NKF at www.kidney.org ...Read more
Low protein diet: Although the most expensive nih clinical trial ever, mdrd, demonstrated no benefit from a low protein diet, most nephrologist recommend it as long as malnutrition is not present. Also a low sodium diet theoretically should be of benefit. If you are overweight weight loss is of benefit. There are no specific foods good for kidneys unfortunately. Consider a diet based on whole foods. ...Read more
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