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Most dangerous drugs to cause kidney damage and best nutrients for kidney health

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(NaturalHealth365) Acute renal failure – a sudden loss of kidney function due to kidney damage – occurs when the kidneys can no longer effectively filter waste products from the blood. Incidence of acute kidney failure is soaring nationwide, with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting that rates of hospitalization for the condition have doubled since 2000. In ... Read More »

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Protect your kidney function BEFORE it’s too late

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(NaturalHealth365) Poor kidney function is often associated with an inability of the kidneys to properly filter out waste.  And, make no mistake, this condition can progress to irreversible end-stage kidney disease – for which the only effective treatment is dialysis or a kidney transplant. Unfortunately, conventionally-speaking, most people remain uninformed about how a proper diet and early intervention can improve ... Read More »

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Antibiotics guilty of raising the risk of kidney stones by nearly 30 percent

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(NaturalHealth365) Kidney stones – once a rare occurrence in children – are no longer uncommon. In fact, leading pediatric urologist Gregory E. Tasian, M.D., M.S.C.E., characterizes the current incidence of kidney stones among children as an “epidemic” – while noting that the overall prevalence of kidney stones has increased by 70 percent in the past 30 years. And, there is ... Read More »

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Kidney stones can be avoided by drinking lemonade

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(NaturalHealth365) The pain of passing a kidney stone has been described as on par with natural childbirth. However, urologists are increasingly prescribing an accessible natural remedy for kidney stones: lemonade. Citric acid-rich lemon juice in the form of lemonade has proven highly effective in preventing kidney stones or slowing their formation substantially. Medical professionals like Roger L. Sur, MD, director ... Read More »

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Saline in hospital IV bags increase risk of death and kidney failure

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(NaturalHealth365) Two Vanderbilt University Medical Center studies have found that saline in IV bags can be detrimental to your health. In fact, patients fare much better when given balanced fluids more closely resembling the liquid portion of blood. Unfortunately, this kind of information hasn’t reached the ‘powers that be’ within most hospital facilities. Researchers found a link between kidney damage ... Read More »

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4 nutrients to combat kidney disease

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(Naturalhealth365) Chronic kidney disease – in which waste products accumulate in the body due to the kidneys’ inability to properly filter them – currently affects 30 million Americans. Aging adults are particularly at risk for this potentially life-threatening condition, and scientists expect rates of the disease to rise steeply over the next ten years. However, four nutrients – CoQ10, B-complex ... Read More »

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Bladder cancer and kidney disease risk directly linked to a lack of exercise, according to new research

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(NaturalHealth365) According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), smoking is currently the most important risk factor for bladder cancer, while obesity is considered one of the primary risk factors for kidney cancer. Together, the pair of diseases strikes 128,000 Americans annually — while claiming 30,000 lives. But, another surprising factor may outweigh the others when it ... Read More »

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Heartburn drugs linked to kidney damage in 50 percent of patients with no warning signs

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(NaturalHealth365) Heartburn drugs like, Prevacid, Nexium and Prilosec are being consumed by up to 50 percent of all Americans suffering from acid reflux – and with big pharma pushing these ‘remedies’ – it’s no wonder why these medications have become household names. Currently, over 15 million Americans have prescriptions for these proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) – which are intended to ... Read More »

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1 in 10 American adults now have some stage of chronic kidney disease

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(NaturalHealth365) In the year 2013 alone, more than 15 million people were prescribed proton pump inhibitor drugs, such as Prilosec and Nexium, as remedies for acid reflux. And with proton pump inhibitors – or PPIs – also easily available over the counter, the actual amount of people taking them is clearly even higher. (So, what’s the problem?) Now, research is ... Read More »

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Best foods and herbs to cleanse and detox the kidneys

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(NaturalHealth365) The kidneys play a crucial role in filtering out waste products and toxins from the blood. Without this detox process, harmful toxins would remain in the body and our health would quickly break down. Because of this, keeping the kidneys in top shape is crucial to overall well-being. A balanced diet, plenty of clean water, and regular cleansing with ... Read More »

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Study shows antioxidants reduce risk of kidney cancer

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(NaturalHealth365) The health-enhancing benefits of antioxidants are well known. Research has shown that they are pivotal in supporting optimal immune system health and in turn preventing serious diseases such as cancer. Now research is showing that antioxidants for cancer prevention are particularly potent against kidney cancer. Antioxidants are found in abundance in fruits and vegetables, particularly organic varieties. Of course, ... Read More »

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Natural remedies for kidney stones

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(NaturalHealth365) 1 in 10 Americans will have a kidney stone during their lifetime, and there are nearly half a million people going to the emergency room – due to kidney stones – each year! With more than 10% of the American population suffering from these painful stones it’s important to understand how to prevent these from happening in the first ... Read More »

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