Kidney FailureKidney failure is a condition when the kidneys are not able to perform their function. This may happen because of various diseases which affected the kidneys. Some of these diseases include inflammation, infection, injury, cancer, kidney stones, diabetes, lupus, or liver disorder. The symptoms of kidney failure are blood in urine, reduced amount of urine, retention of urine, swelling of feet or legs, fatigue, pain in the back, breathing difficulties and sickness.
TreatmentYou should visit your doctor if you notice any of the symptoms that may indicate that you have impaired kidney function. The doctor will diagnose your condition and you will receive the treatment for underlying condition. Medical treatments include intravenous fluids if the cause of kidney failure is lack of fluids, diuretics if the kidneys failed due to fluid retention, medications which control levels of potassium and calcium in the blood, or dialysis to eliminate the toxins out of the body.
DietIf you have problems with kidneys, you should consider changing eating habits. The most important thing is to lower the amount of salt from your diet. You should avoid frozen food, soup from the can and fast food. You should also avoid chocolate, eggs and milk products. You should eat less meat and spinach. Include garlic, parsley, potatoes, cucumbers and celery in your diet. You should eat fruits such as watermelon, cranberry, banana, papaya or pumpkin. It is also recommended to eat soybeans, seeds and legumes. Such diet will help your kidney get rid of the waste and restore their function.
HerbsAn herbal remedy Zea Mays is good for reducing the inflammation of the kidneys and for releasing the toxins from the body. Herbs such as Veratrum and Taraxacum are also useful in cleansing the body from the toxins. Ginseng is also recommended for many reasons. Besides its positive effects on the kidneys, it also helps regulate cholesterol and glucose levels. In order to reduce the inflammation you can use couch grass. It will also ease the pain and help elimination of the toxins. Dandelion root will also help restore the proper function of the kidneys. Uva ursi is recommended for problems with urination. Goldenrod or Marshmallow tea can be helpful in cleansing the kidneys
NutrientsThere are a variety of nutrients and vitamins which can strengthen your immune system and overall health condition, which will also have a positive impact on the kidneys. You should take calcium, magnesium, zinc and potassium. Vitamins which will help your kidneys are vitamin A, B complex, and E.