Urinary System Issues
See Also Part 2: Urinary Tract Infection UTI

 


Our Suggestion

(In bold would be our first choice)




Our Suggestion

(In bold would be our first choice)


KIDNEY WEAKNESS

General Indications
Copious, pale urine
Scant urine with fluid retention
Structural imbalances


Combination Potassium

Potassium Combination

 


WATER RETENTION

General Indications
Swollen ankles, toes, fingers
Scanty urine - Puffy eyes
Swollen tongue

Kidney Activator

Kidney Activator

 

CHRONIC KIDNEY WEAKNESS
Indications


Copious, pale urine
Frequent lower back pain
Weak knees and ankles
Brittle bones
Spinal misalignment

Our Suggestion
(In bold would be our first choice)


 


and/or Horsetail

Horsetail

 

IRRITADED - INFLAMED
General Indications
Scant, dark urine
Burning urination
Hot feeling over kidneys
Puffiness / darkness under eyes
Urination produces standing foam
General symptoms of heat


Our Suggestion


 


and/or Marshmallow

Marshmallow



URINARY INFECTION
Indications

Diagnosis of urinary infection
Prevention of urinary infection
See also UTI

Our Suggestion



 

 


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The kidneys, located near the lower ribs on either side of the spine, look like two bean-shaped organs that regulate the fluid in your body. They also excrete too much acid or alkaline elements and clear the blood of toxins. About 2.5 pints of water are excreted as urine every day. Urine is about 96% water.

The kidneys cannot do their job without a sufficient amount of water, so remember to drink enough water. About 2.4 million nephrons inside the kidneys filter the blood. They help to regulate the sodium/potassium ratio, vital for energy production, etc.
All in all, about 300 pints of water are filtered each day.




With such a big job to do, certain nutritional elements are important to keep them healthy so you don't experience the various kinds of pain produced by discontented kidneys such as bladder infections, kidney stones, or pain in the lower back.

The kidneys can be poisoned, clogged, malnourished, ruptured by blows, and overworked until they begin to break down. Blood in the urine is a sign, or could be an infection of the filtering tubules. The urinary system is a complex and intricate system consisting of the kidneys, urethra, bladder and ureters. A well-functioning urinary system is essential for good health. Although we tend to equate the urinary system simply with elimination, it is actually an amazingly complex filtering system that minute-by-minute determines what to excrete and what to retain in the body. In fact, over 95 percent of the water and most of the nutrients we take in, are reabsorbed.

The kidneys purify 45 gallons of blood every day. Considering that you have 7 to 8 liters of blood in your body, this means that your entire blood volume gets filtered approximately 20 to 25 times each day!

Our kidneys produce enzymes and hormones which interact with other compounds and help us maintain our blood pressure. They regulate the proper fluid balance in our bodies and help maintain the proper acid and alkali balance. 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.


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.