Kidney Issues - Quick Guide
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For kidney and bladder strength and tone.

Reduces inflammation and infection.
Improves circulation in small kidney capillaries and helps repair damaged tissues.
Increases urinary flow to control body/blood fluid balances and pressures.
Improves excretion of uric acid and retention of potassium.

Recommended Usage:
Take one capsule with a meal three times daily.

Use together with Hydrangea herb when kidney stones are present.



Sometimes the kidneys become sluggish. When they don’t do their job, fluids build up in the body along with toxic compounds. Headaches are often a sign of foul blood. Malfunctioning kidneys can also cause blood pressure problems as body fluids rise. Stimulating kidney blood purification is not the only goal, however.

Weakened kidneys should be treated gently and given the nutrition required. So expect to take some time rebuilding the urinary system.

Herbal combinations

Kidney Activator
:
Supports the urinary system. Encourages proper water balance in body tissues. Soothing support for the kidneys and bladder.

Chinese formula Kidney Activator

A kidney and bone (structural system) tonic. A diuretic formula for water retention (especially in the legs, arms and chest). Used with edema, mastitis, bloating, obesity, prostatitis and related pain and fatigue.

KB-C
It strengthens the organs associated with water in the body, the kidneys and bladder
. In addition it also strengthens the bones. In Chinese medicine, the kidneys help “build the bones.” Although this may seem like a strange concept to Western minds, the kidneys also regulate the balance of mineral electrolytes and flush acid waste to help maintain pH balance, which maintains the health of the structural system. Acid pH contributes to a loss of bone density.

PX
This male glandular corrective formula builds the prostate and pancreas. It reduces inflammation and helps to clear sedimentation and infection.
It also helps the kidneys and has been used for urinary infections and other problems including water retention and kidney stones.


Kidney drainage (liquid)
NSP Kidney Drainage provides the kidneys and the urinary system with the nutritional support they need to cope with the constant stress placed on them.


All these products are not harsh in action and help strengthen the kidneys. If you can find watermelon, the seeds are especially excellent for the kidneys . . . yes, you can even chew the small black seeds like nuts!

10 possible signs you may have kidney disease


More than 26 million American adults are living with kidney disease and most don’t know it.

Kidney failure is a life threatening situation. If the kidneys cannot filter toxins from the blood and move them out of the body, these waste toxins accumulate in the blood and contaminate the entire system.

According to the National Kidney Foundation...
If you’re at risk for kidney disease due to high blood pressure, diabetes, a family history of kidney failure or if you’re older than age 60, it’s important to get tested annually for kidney disease. Be sure to mention any symptoms you’re experiencing to your healthcare practitioner.

  1. You're more tired, have less energy or are having trouble concentrating.
    A severe decrease in kidney function can lead to a buildup of toxins and impurities in the blood. This can cause people to feel tired, weak and can make it hard to concentrate. Another complication of kidney disease is anemia, which can cause weakness and fatigue.

  2. You're having trouble sleeping.
    When the kidneys aren't filtering properly, toxins stay in the blood rather than leaving the body through the urine. This can make it difficult to sleep. There is also a link between obesity and chronic kidney disease, and sleep apnea is more common in those with chronic kidney disease, compared with the general population.

  3. You have dry and itchy skin.
    Healthy kidneys do many important jobs. They remove wastes and extra fluid from your body, help make red blood cells, help keep bones strong and work to maintain the right amount of minerals in your blood. Dry and itchy skin can be a sign of the mineral and bone disease that often accompanies advanced kidney disease, when the kidneys are no longer able to keep the right balance of minerals and nutrients in your blood.

  4. You feel the need to urinate more often.
    If you feel the need to urinate more often, especially at night, this can be a sign of kidney disease. When the kidneys filters are damaged, it can cause an increase in the urge to urinate. Sometimes this can also be a sign of a urinary infection or enlarged prostate in men.

  5. You see blood in your urine.
    Healthy kidneys typically keep the blood cells in the body when filtering wastes from the blood to create urine, but when the kidney's filters have been damaged, these blood cells can start to "leak" out into the urine. In addition to signaling kidney disease, blood in the urine can be indicative of tumors, kidney stones or an infection.

  6. Your urine is foamy.
    Excessive bubbles in the urine – especially those that require you to flush several times before they go away—indicate protein in the urine. This foam may look like the foam you see when scrambling eggs, as the common protein found in urine, albumin, is the same protein that is found in eggs.

  7. You're experiencing persistent puffiness around your eyes.
    Protein in the urine is an early sign that the kidneys’ filters have been damaged, allowing protein to leak into the urine. This puffiness around your eyes can be due to the fact that your kidneys are leaking a large amount of protein in the urine, rather than keeping it in the body.

  8. Your ankles and feet are swollen.
    Decreased kidney function can lead to sodium (salt) retention, causing swelling in your feet and ankles. Swelling in the lower extremities can also be a sign of heart disease, liver disease and chronic leg vein problems.

  9. You have a poor appetite.
    This is a very general symptom, but a buildup of toxins resulting from reduced kidney function can be one of the causes.

  10. Your muscles are cramping.
    Electrolyte imbalances can result from impaired kidney function. For example, low calcium levels and poorly controlled phosphorus may contribute to muscle cramping".

    While one or two of these symptoms are probably not cause for alarm, if you find yourself manifesting numerous symptoms, you might want to investigate what is happening.