Options For Treating Kidneys Naturally
The primary job of healthy and normally functioning kidneys is to filter the blood of extra fluids, wastes, and debris. Kidneys also play a considerable role in keeping the body’s fluid levels balanced, producing hormones, and managing blood pressure levels. When you have what is called CKD or chronic kidney disease, your kidneys have sustained enough damage to where they do not filter your blood the way that they should. This can result in the build-up of toxic wastes within your body. The problem with chronic kidney disease is that most people do not experience symptoms of it until it is already in its advanced stages.
There are no known treatments to this day that will fully cure chronic kidney disease, however, there are a number of things that could help slow the progression of it. While pharmaceutical medications remain a viable option, there are numerous reasons why an individual may not want to take that route. Natural medicine has the capability of treating kidney disease without the harsh adverse effects of pharmaceutical options.
Limiting Intake of Phosphorus, Potassium, And Sodium
Chronic kidney disease changes the way that your body metabolizes salt, potassium, water, phosphorous, and protein. Because the kidneys are not able to filter and balance out these compounds in the body properly, it is easy for one or more of them to build up in the blood. Potassium-rich foods like avocados and bananas should be avoided. Canned soups, canned beans, and canned vegetables should also be avoided due to their high sodium content. You should even limit your intake of soups or vegetables that are labeled as ‘low sodium’.
Any foods that contain whole grains in them such as rice and bread should also be avoided. Whole grains contain high levels of phosphorous and potassium that could become toxic when the kidneys are unable to filter them out. In addition, dairy products are notorious for their rich content of protein, potassium, and phosphorus. Any dairy products should be avoided and substituted with an alternative such as rice milk or almond milk.
Stem Cell Kidney Therapy
Stem cells are the body’s cells that have not developed into differentiated or specialized cells. Stem cells may be of considerable use for kidney regeneration in patients who suffer from chronic kidney disease. The procedure and process of doing so are called stem cell kidney therapy. It works by first extracting adipose or fatty stem cells from parts of the body that contain high concentrations of this type of cell. The stem cells that have been extracted from your body are then harvested, further concentrated, and activated. At this point, depending on the nature of your kidney disease, platelet-rich plasma may be infused into the concentration of stem cells.
These stem cells are then injected back into the body using one of several methods. The purpose is so that they can regrow in the place of kidney cells that are diseased or have been destroyed. Not only are stem cells able to replace cells, but they stimulate the healing of salvageable but damaged cells. The objective of stem cell therapy in the treatment of chronic kidney disease is to regrow the tissues of the kidneys in order for them to regain most of their functionality.
Supplementing With Dandelion And Licorice
Dandelion is notorious for its ability to have a diuretic effect on the kidneys. Diuretics stimulate the kidneys to produce more urine than usual at a faster rate than usual. If the kidneys are working slowly and sluggishly due to chronic kidney disease, diuretics like dandelion can push them to function better. Dandelion is also effective at inhibiting kidney and liver damage due to high levels of free radicals. Because dandelion is a potent antioxidant, it prevents the tissues of your body from experiencing oxidative stress.
Licorice is a natural remedy that is effective at aiding the body in its detoxification processes. Additionally, the active component in licorice called glycyrrhizin has been effective at inhibiting further damage to the kidneys. It is efficient at neutralizing damaging inflammation in the kidneys and other cellular tissues. Licorice is also able to effectively decrease the levels of potassium in individuals who have chronic kidney disease.