As March is National Kidney Month, our articles have focused on topics about the kidney.
The kidney is an important organ that filters up to 200 liters of blood each day. It also helps to control blood pressure and the production of red blood cells. It is important to have healthy kidneys. To spread awareness, our articles this week contain information on the causes and treatment of problems such as:
- Atrophy kidney
- Kidney pain in the morning
- Enlarged kidney
In addition, our article on kidney pain vs. back pain helps to distinguish between the two and identify a kidney problem.
Our final article on kidney cleanse provides insight on natural ways to detoxify our body and maintain healthy kidneys.
Causes of atrophic kidney and how to treat it
Suffering from atrophic kidney means that one kidney is smaller in size than the other. Humans are normally born with two separate kidneys located on the left and right side of the vertebral column within the abdomen. They are considered vital organs of the body and are responsible for getting rid of toxic metabolic waste and maintaining fluid volume, electrolyte balance, and secreting various hormones.
If they kidneys were to be damaged in any way, overall kidney function would be affected. If kidneys are placed under stress for prolonged periods of time—sustaining damage—atrophic kidney can occur. Continue reading…
Kidney pain in the morning: Common causes and treatment
Our kidneys are two bean-shaped organs found on the sides of the abdomen that play a vital role in helping remove waste products that the body generates. Problems that arise from kidney disease may compromise this function and even lead to kidney pain in the morning or kidney pain in general.
Pain originating from your kidneys is often confused with pain experienced in the back. This is primarily due to the anatomical position of the kidneys themselves. They’re located in the posterior part of the abdominal cavity. Continue reading…
Kidney pain vs. back pain: Understand the difference
The human body is intricate and complex, being home to lots of potential diseases and viruses. Every illness displays some sort of symptom we can recognize and document for the sake of finding a treatment, but sometimes the symptoms of two very different conditions can overlap, creating confusion.
This is the case with back pain and kidney pain. Both present very similarly but have completely different causes. Knowing the symptoms, triggers, and characteristics of these conditions can help you differentiate the two. Continue reading…
Enlarged kidney: Causes, symptoms, and treatment
Enlarged kidneys are relatively uncommon, with only a few select disorders leading to the condition. The kidneys are responsible for filtering the blood from harmful metabolites and ensuring proper volume status that affects our blood pressure. Having an enlarged kidney will likely compromise all of its function. Continue reading…
Kidney cleanse: How to detox your kidneys naturally
Kidneys are an important organ when it comes to filtering out toxins and waste from our bloodstream, and a kidney cleanse is a simple way to detox your kidneys. It’s important to cleanse the right way to keep your kidneys, as well as the rest of your body, healthy.
Being kind to your kidneys is a vital part of maintaining overall good health. If you don’t eat a balanced diet, drink clean water, and cleanse your body of toxins that build up, it can negatively impact the function of the kidneys, liver, and other organs. Poor kidney health can also lead to kidney stones. Cleansing the kidneys is, in fact, a pretty simple process that doesn’t involve a large number of tools or ingredients. One of the easiest, yet best steps when it comes to a kidney cleanse is drinking plenty of purified water. This, of course, provides an effective flush.
If you are at risk for kidney disease, you should get your blood pressure and your urine checked. You should also make sure you are managing any health issues such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart disease. Continue reading…
Over 30 million Americans today suffer from kidney disease and one third have risk factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and a family history of kidney failure. Therefore, this National Kidney Month, we encourage our readers to not only keep watch for symptoms and risk factors, but also to get a screening done and take steps to maintain healthy kidneys through a regular kidney cleanse.