What's One Thing You Can Do To Keep Your Kidney's Flushed
Updated: Sep 5, 2019
The Kidney Function
The kidney is an extraordinary organ like the liver it focuses on the cleansing function of the body. They get rid of the leftover ammonia, various salts and surplus water. These wastes become urine. The human body is made up of 70% water. This means that our cells, muscles, joints and organs depend on it for proper functioning.
The best time to absorb water for inner cleansing purposes is in the morning upon waking up, between meals and one cup in the evening.
Can You Develop Kidney Problems?
These signs could point to future issue:
High Blood Pressure
Blood in your pee
Difficulty starting to pee
Frequent urges to pee
Swelling of the hands and feet due to poor movement of fluids.
What can you do to keep it flushed?
The answer to every organ wellness is eating healthy often. Drink the juice of a lemon daily. Squeeze the juice of 1-2 lemons in a glass of water and drink.
If your Doctor says, "your kidneys are healthy!"
Drink Lots & Lots of Water!
Drinking lots of water will help flush toxins and help your kidneys function properly. Think of the food grinder in your kitchen when you try to grind something dry and hard without water and end up blowing its engine!
Water also helps the dilution of toxins, hydration and circulation of nutrients.
Parsley is a natural diuretic herb (makes you pee) that maximizes your ability to flush out bacteria and germs from your kidney. Put 1 tablespoon of crushed organic parsley in 1 cup of boiling water. Like Parsley tea!
Turmeric has powerful cleansing properties for both the liver and kidneys. It helps detoxify the blood and cleanse the kidneys. It also fights kidney infection due to its powerful anti-inflammatory properties.
Dandelion Leaves or Drops
Dandelion is a perennial taproot whose medicinal qualities enhance the health of the kidneys and urinary tract. It grows in Europe, Asia and North America and all parts of the root are edible. It tastes bitter so you know it is good for you! Just add a few drops to water or salad.
Dandelion promotes increased urine production and replaces potassium that maybe lost in urine. According to the University of Maryland Medical center, it was used by Native Americans to treat skin disorders, digestive issues and kidney disease.
How About If your Doctor says you have "Poor Kidneys."
Limit Animal Protein
Limit the amount of animal protein. It has been found that people who eat vegetarian food are less prone to the ills of kidney failure. Protein is taxing to failing kidneys.
Nettle Tea is the best for people with an impacted kidney.
Eat Smaller, Lighter Meals
Smaller, lighter meals to facilitate easy digestion.
Limit the Intake of Potassium
If your kidneys are impacted, then you must limit the intake of
Potassium-rich fruits and vegetables.
An Important Note on Potassium
Potassium is a mineral (electrolyte) used to make the muscles contract. A whopping 98% of potassium is found inside the cells. It can also be supplemented by the food you eat such as avocado, banana, and beans. Damaged kidneys allow potassium to build up in excess in the blood causing dangerous and possibly deadly, changes in heart rhythm. If you go to the E.R and the doctor does a potassium lab test and says you have hyperkalemia (or high blood potassium), expect to be promptly connected to a heart monitor and admitted to the Telemetry floor! You will be given diuretics through your I.V to flush the excess potassium and reduce your blood pressure if it is high. The M.D may also prescribe K-binders, medications that bind potassium ion in the gastrointestinal tract. Once your potassium levels are normal, depending on your overall health, you will be discharged home on an unforgivingly, restricted diet.
People with Chronic Kidney disease must eliminate fruits and vegetables that are high in potassium to get a flying pass grade from your doctor!
Limit Salt intake causes high blood pressure.
Drink Coconut Water and Aloe
Drink coconut water and aloe vera to help detoxify the body.
Chew Basil leaves every morning on an empty stomach.
Don’t Overkill on Painkillers
Minimize the use of painkillers.
Use of NSAIDs, Motrin, or Advil and Tylenol often can damage your kidneys.
How do you know you have kidney stones?
If you have a rather large stone that gets lodged in a bad spot, like your ureter and blocks the flow of urine, you will feel a 14 out of 10 pain on a 1-10 pain scale rating (wait 14 that isn’t even on the scale!) Think excruciating pain on the left flank. You can also feel it as a sharp pain on your back, side, or underneath your ribcage that doubles you over!!
Kidney stones that are small enough will not cause you any pain and can pass in your urine without any need for further treatment. If you see blood tinges in your urine, that could indicate a kidney stone has scratched the tissue lining your urinary tract.
If you have a fever and a kidney stone, that is an emergency as you may have an infection. You need to go to the E.R and the doctor will treat the obstruction and prescribe antibiotics.
Limiting your salt intake does reduce the chances of developing future kidney stones. Ofcourse, drinking lots of water and cranberry juice (Unsweetened and dilute it with water) but you know this already!
Dandelion root is a great addition to help soothe inflammation and dissolve kidney stones.
Western Diagnostic Test
Get a ‘Kidney Panel’ Blood Test
If you are concerned for your kidneys because of years of "poor choices" related to ‘drugs (prescription drugs too, even the good ones!) and alcohol’ or genetic factors. Ask your doctor if you could get a Kidney Panel Blood Test to check for abnormalities.
A BUN test checks for waste products in your blood. Certain medications and not kidney failure can also increase your BUN levels.Serum Creatinine Test examines whether dangerous levels of creatinine are building in your body and not getting filtered by the kidneys. A GFR test determines how well your kidneys filter out wastes in terms of rates.
‘Potassium Level’ Blood Test
The heart muscle needs potassium to regulate blood pressure and
beat correctly. When the kidneys are damaged, regular potassium level blood tests are a subject of life or death. A normal level of K in the blood is 3.5-5.0mEq/L. Levels in excess and diagnostic treatment will be prescribed by an M.D.
Eliminate High Blood Pressure
The kidneys help flush out wastes and extra fluids from blood, and they employ a lot of blood vessels to do so. For those of you cavemen who are in complete denial of this issue! Uncontrolled high blood pressure, over time, will cause the arteries around the kidneys to become damaged. These damaged arteries will lose their function and will not be able to deliver enough blood to the kidney. In simpler words, high blood pressure that is not treated will slowly damage and kill your kidney organ without being recognized. Just like an assassin that slits your throat the moment you have awareness!
Hard Foods on the Kidneys
These foods have a negative impact on your “flusher.”
Ham, Bacon, Sausage, Lunch Meats
Canned Soups, Frozen Dinners
Pickled foods in Jars
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