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Could your kidneys be the root of your discomfort or pain?
We live in such exciting times but we deal with massive amounts of chemical stress, and this is affecting our kidney function in a big way. I cannot remember the last time I did a urine analysis that showed perfectly functioning kidneys!
Food sensitivity is on the rise because of GMO's. Our digestive enzymes don't recognize GMO's, and therefore cannot break them down, this forces peptides to go into our blood stream. Peptides are part of the body’s natural defense mechanisms designed to protect the heart from stress and play an important role in regulating circulation. They promote urine excretion, relax blood vessels, lower blood pressure, and reduce the heart’s workload.
A tiny amount of protein in your urine (proteinuria) may be common from time to time, but a larger amount of protein in your urine may be an early sign of kidney disease. If proteinuria is not controlled, the increased amount of protein in your urine can lead to more kidney damage. Over time, this can cause your kidneys to fail. If you find and treat the problem that is causing your proteinuria, you may be able to slow down or even reverse the damage. You are not able to see protein in your urine. The only way to know if you have proteinuria is to have your urine tested. Most people do not notice any symptoms, but that does not means all is good in the hood!
Other than protein detection, we need to look at specific gravity. Urine specific gravity measures the concentration of all chemical particles in the urine. Increased SG can be due to:
- Heart failure (related to decreased blood flow to the kidneys)
- Renal arterial stenosis.
It is common to see higher than ideal specific gravity, and it can be treated naturally so that your kidneys are filtering properly.
The following are some symptoms to look at:
Back Pain - Some people with kidney problems may have pain in the back or side related to the affected kidney. Polycystic kidney disease, which causes large, fluid-filled cysts on the kidneys and sometimes the liver, can cause pain.
Swelling - Failing kidneys don’t remove extra fluid, which builds up in your body causing swelling in the legs, ankles, feet, face, and/or hands.
Fatigue - Healthy kidneys make a hormone called erythropoietin that tells your body to make oxygen-carrying red blood cells. As the kidneys fail, they make less erythropoietin. With fewer red blood cells to carry oxygen, your muscles and brain become tired very quickly. This condition is called anemia, and it can be treated.
Skin Rash/Itching - Kidneys remove wastes from the bloodstream. When the kidneys fail, the buildup of wastes in your blood can cause severe itching.
Metallic Taste in Mouth - A buildup of waste in the blood can make food taste different and cause bad breath. You may also notice that you stop enjoying meat, or that you are losing weight because you just don’t feel like eating.
Nausea and Vomiting - A severe buildup of waste in the blood can also cause nausea and vomiting.
Dizziness, focus issues - Anemia related to kidney failure means that your brain is not getting enough oxygen.
A Urine analysis done right in our office will give us answers on your overall kidney health. It measures protein as well as specific gravity. A kidney flush is then recommended to get your kidneys filtering back to their ability.
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At the Alphabiotic Balance Center we deal with cause correction, and preventive wellness. Bruce Fulford D.A, CN, Ph.D, uses Alphabiotic alignments to keep the brain and body in balance, as well as clinical nutrition for dis-ease, hormone and pH balancing, weight challenges and most other health issues.
Please visit www.AlphabioticBalance.com to find out more. We have offices in Venice, CA and Hollywood, CA. Bruce also travels internationally with professional athletes and has a passion for injury prevention.
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