The kidneys are bean-shaped organs, each one about the size of an adult fist. They are located near the middle of the back, just below the rib cage. The kidneys filter about 200 quarts of blood to take out about two quarts of metabolic toxins and waste.
The kidneys are such powerful, small, and the worlds greatest filters that they put to shame the dialysis machines used to maintain life in people with kidney failure, also known as End Stage Renal Disease. This amazing filtering system can work efficiently only if the volume of water flowing through it is sufficient to carry away the toxins and wastes. This is why it is so important to keep well hydrated. Dehydration is the biggest threat to the process of blood filtering and the most common source of stress/pressure on the kidneys.
The list of lifestyle changes will help your kidney problems. Avoid tobacco smoking (which impairs blood flow to all organs and especially the kidneys), control high blood pressure by taking your medication and avoid dietary salt, avoid excessive consumption of alcohol, avoid caffeine, and other stimulant drugs.
Steer clear of high protein diets which also can damage the kidneys. The metabolism of protein, especially large quantities of dense animal protein, greatly increases their workload and puts undue stress on the kidneys.
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There are many natural treatments for kidney disease. On natural herbal remedy for kidney disease is called panax ginseng. Panax ginseng is one of several types of ginseng commonly used in herbal medicine. Other types of ginseng include American ginseng and Siberian ginseng. The active compounds in Panax ginseng are believed to be steroid-like components called ginsenosides. These ginsenosides have shown to reverse kidney damage. The recommended dose is to take 500mg three times per day. This dose and formula will allow for reversing kidney cell damage, improving kidney function and allowing you to avoid dialysis.
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By avoiding high potassium foods will take the stress off your kidneys from working hard and losing kidney function. Potassium is an important mineral found in many of the foods we eat. It plays many roles. It keeps your heartbeat regular and your muscles working right. It is the kidneys job to keep the right amount of potassium in your body. When you have kidney disease, you often need to limit certain foods that can increase the potassium in your blood to a dangerous level. You may feel some weakness, numbness and tingling if your potassium is at a high level. If your potassium becomes too high, it can cause an irregular heartbeat or a heart attack and accelerate your kidney disease.
Avoid this partial list of high potassium foods: Apricot, Acorn Squash, Bran/Bran products, Avocado, Artichoke, Chocolate, Banana, Bamboo Shoots, Granola, Cantaloupe, Baked Beans, Milk, Dates, and Butternut Squash.
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A wonderful natural treatment for kidney disease is an herb called rhubarb. Rhubarb has been used for medicinal purposes for hundreds of years. It is one of the most commonly used herbs in Chinese Medicine. Of all the many herbs cultivated for medicinal uses in early civilizations, Chinese Rhubarb remains one of the few which is still used today.