Kidney

Blood In Your Urine

Hematuria

When you find blood in your urine – known medically as hematuria – be calm, because it is usually not a reason for major alarm.

Sincee blood in urine can be a sign of a serious medical condition, however, it should not be ignored. All cases of hematuria should be evaluated by a doctor who can order tests to confirm or rule out an underlying cause.

There is no specific treatment for hematuria, because it is a symptom and not a specific condition. Instead, treatment is aimed at the underlying cause if one can be found. In many cases, no treatment is necessary.

The Cause of Blood in Urine

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Managing The Kidney Stones

Diagnosing Kidney Stones

Kidney stones are rarely diagnosed before they begin causing pain. This pain, called renal colic, is often severe enough to send patients to the ER (emergency room), where a variety of tests can uncover the stones. These may include a CT scan, X-rays, ultrasound, and urinalysis. Blood tests can help look for high levels of minerals involved in forming kidney stones.

The CT scan here shows a stone blocking the ureter, the duct that empties into the bladder.

Home Care for Kidney Stones

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The Kidney Stones

As the kidneys filter waste from the blood, they create urine. Sometimes, salts and other minerals in urine stick together to form small kidney stones. These range from the size of a sugar crystal to a ping pong ball or more, but they are rarely noticed unless they cause a blockage. They may cause intense pain if they break loose and push into the ureters, the narrow ducts leading to the bladder.

When kidney stones move through the urinary tract, they may cause: Read more…

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Exercise, Bone Disease and Chronic Kidney Disease

by Patricia Gordon, R.N., Ph.D

Disturbances in mineral and bone metabolism occur early in the course of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Without prevention or treatment these disturbances progress to renal osteodystrophy encompassing varying combinations and degrees of high- and low-turnover bone disorders.

Although a broad body of literature indicates that load-bearing exercise has favorable effects on bone metabolism in the adult and aged skeleton [1, 2], there are no studies on the impact of exercise on bone in chronic or end stage renal disease (ESRD). However, much of what is known regarding the effects of exercise on bone, particularly in osteoporosis, may be helpful in the preservation of bone strength in these populations. This may be especially relevant due to the contribution of age-associated osteoporosis as the average age of CKD and ESRD patients increases.

While high impact activity is especially osteogenic [3], moderate intensity walking results in modest increases in lumbar bone mineral density (BMD) [4], indicating that low-impact activities can have a beneficial effect. This is an important consideration for individuals with kidney disease since they are prone to fatigue and generally have low exercise capacity [5]. Read more…

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Kidney Stones: The Video

As you know that I’ve got two-times kidney stones attack within the period of 13 years. That were very much painful; so, I hope you will not experience this kind of kidney disorder.  This time, I’d love to share with you the video regarding the kidney stones.


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Maintain Your Kidneys’ Health All the Time

My friend’s son passed away last week at the age of 25 due to renal (kidney) failure. He started undertaking dialysis a year ago. It is a showcase that dialysis is not enough to maintain your kidneys’ normal function.

I got explanation from his family that during his teenage up to his death he had unhealthy lifestyle. As a student, he accustomed to drink instant energy drink and to consume instant noodle almost everyday. As we know that both kind of modern-processed food are rich of artificial food additives, such as MSG and artificial colorings and sweeteners. I hope you could learn from this tragic case: never consume too much food containing artificial food additives.

Many people who have chronic kidney disease don’t know it, because the early signs can be very subtle. It can take many years to go from chronic kidney disease (CKD) to kidney failure. Some people with CKD live out their lives without ever reaching kidney failure.

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Vitamin C, Cancer, and Kidney Stones, Part II

Vitamin C

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin. Unlike most mammals and other animals, humans do not have the ability to make their own vitamin C. Therefore, we must obtain vitamin C through our diet.

Function

Vitamin C is required for the synthesis of collagen, an important structural component of blood vessels, tendons, ligaments, and bone. Vitamin C also plays an important role in the synthesis of the neurotransmitter, norepinephrine. Neurotransmitters are critical to brain function and are known to affect mood. In addition, vitamin C is required for the synthesis of carnitine, a small molecule that is essential for the transport of fat into cellular organelles called mitochondria, where the fat is converted to energy (1). Research also suggests that vitamin C is involved in the metabolism of cholesterol to bile acids, which may have implications for blood cholesterol levels and the incidence of gallstones (2).
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Saturated Fats for the Kidney’s Health

One of the body’s most important organs is the kidney. Properly functioning kidneys are essential for maintaining proper blood volume and composition; for filtering and excreting or saving various chemical metabolites; and for helping to maintain proper blood pressure. Hypertension (high blood pressure) is known to result from improperly functioning kidneys. Research carried out during the last few years indicates that both saturated fat and cholesterol play important roles in maintaining kidney function, as do the omega-3 fatty acids.

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Kidney Stone: You Have to Know It Better

My True Story

I experienced suffering kidney stones two times in my life. The first one I’ve got in 1994 (when I was 28). Suddenly my urine became red and there was pain (renal colic) at waist area. I didn’t want to undertake any surgery to take out nor other measure to destroy the stone. I chose the moderate way, i.e.  to pass  the stone out of my body through urinary tract by drinking plenty of water and with the help from specific medicines formulated to ease the stone pass out of my body through  the urinary tract. Four month later, the stone with size of  one inch went out while I was urinating.

The second kidney stone attacked me 13 years later, in 2007. I got two times severe pain (renal colic)  around waist area (so pain that I felt like I would die). Based on the first experience,   I decided only applying the natural method of therapy in order to make the stone out of my body. Even though at  that time I didn’t know exactly what kind of therapy should be. I would like to tell the story  of the natural healing I’ve carried out to overcome the second time kidney stone, but  in the next special article.
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Really Healthy? Drink Plenty of Water

Drinking water is so important for good health. When you were a kid in school, you learned that each molecule of water is made up of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. You may also have learned that it was great fun to fill up your squirt guns with water, at least until the principal caught you. What you may not have learned, however, was how much water you needed in order to be a healthy human being.

Why You Need to Drink Water

Your body is estimated to be about 60% to 70% water. Blood is mostly water, and your muscles, lungs, and brain all contain a lot of water. Your body needs water to regulate body temperature and to provide the means for nutrients to travel to all your organs. Water also transports oxygen to your cells, removes waste, and protects your joints and organs.

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