Medicinal herbs for the treatment of kidney diseases

The kidneys play a vital role in the normal physiology of humans. These small, bean-shaped organs are responsible for removing waste products and excess fluid from the body. They also facilitate the production of urine, regulate the body’s salt, acid and potassium levels and produce hormones that influence the function of other organs. The kidneys, however, are … Continue reading Medicinal herbs for the treatment of kidney diseases

Antioxidant May Prevent Kidney Damage, Study Finds (press release)

An Italian study adds some information -- but doesn't resolve -- a major medical debate: Is an antioxidant called acetylcysteine effective against one of the most common forms of in-hospital kidney failure? When doctors want to view inside the body, they inject what is called contrast medium, chemicals that make the blood vessels stand out … Continue reading Antioxidant May Prevent Kidney Damage, Study Finds (press release)

Which plants are effective at treating kidney diseases?

Plant-based foods are much better at promoting health than animal-based foods for a variety of reasons. Besides their abundance in essential nutrients, edible plants also contain a variety of phytonutrients that help combat or treat disease. The ability of these plants to produce antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and other therapeutic compounds serves as their main advantage over conventional medicines, which … Continue reading Which plants are effective at treating kidney diseases?

Hematuria (blood in urine) risk factors and 6 possible causes

Hematuria refers to the presence of blood in your urine, which can be caused by a variety of reasons ranging from simple infections to rare blood disorders. The blood may also be visible to the naked eye or in such small quantities that may require a microscope to be observed. While the condition is fairly … Continue reading Hematuria (blood in urine) risk factors and 6 possible causes

Cranberry Juice for Kidney Stones: Why It Works

  Source: Cranberry Juice for Kidney Stones: Why It Works by Dr. Edward Group When Romie B’s husband Joey got kidney stones for the second time, she recognized the symptoms right away. "It hit him hard: severe pain, chills, vomiting, and of course, trouble urinating," says Romie, who lives in Akron, Ohio. "The doctor said to … Continue reading Cranberry Juice for Kidney Stones: Why It Works

Using Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda) for Kidney Cancer

  Dear Dr. Sircus, My name is Annmarie and I’d like to thank you for your research and for making it available to us. My children were able to enjoy another summer with their Grandfather, 74, who had been diagnosed with 4th stage kidney cancer last November, and we give glory to the Lord for … Continue reading Using Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda) for Kidney Cancer

What Causes Frequent Urination in Women & How to Manage It

Source: What Causes Frequent Urination in Women & How to Manage It by  Wendee Nicole I was in an important meeting at work and suddenly felt an overwhelming urge to go to the bathroom — despite using it an hour ago. I rushed out of the room and frantically searched for the closest bathroom. The full … Continue reading What Causes Frequent Urination in Women & How to Manage It

Top 8 Home Remedies for UTI Relief & What You Need to Avoid

Source: Top 8 Home Remedies for UTI Relief & What You Need to Avoid by Dr. Edward Group If you get a burning sensation when you're urinating, it could signal a urinary tract infection (UTI). "Feeling the burn" is a good thing when you're lifting weights or on a long run, but not when you have … Continue reading Top 8 Home Remedies for UTI Relief & What You Need to Avoid

Wait, My Urine Color Means WHAT? 7 Colors Explained

Source: Wait, My Urine Color Means WHAT? 7 Colors Explained by Dr. Edward Group "Peeing in a cup" is often one of the first tests your healthcare provider gives you, and it has long been a helpful diagnostic tool.[1] Sometimes just looking in the toilet can tell you a lot! People use the Bristol poop scale to diagnose issues … Continue reading Wait, My Urine Color Means WHAT? 7 Colors Explained

Antacid drugs linked to increased risk for heart attack, dementia and renal failure

Many people who suffer from acid reflux and heartburn take antacid drugs to treat their condition. However, using these proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) for a long time can cause serious and life-threatening side effects — just like any other drug.One of the deadly side effects of continuously taking antacid drugs is that it speeds up blood vessel … Continue reading Antacid drugs linked to increased risk for heart attack, dementia and renal failure