Because they are so important in filtering waste from the body, their dysfunction can lead to major health problems.
The kidneys are vitally important organs in the body, as they filter all the toxins and waste from the blood. But there are so many factors in every day life that can cause serious problems for the kidneys.
Just to name a few, alcohol consumption, smoking, hereditary kidney problems, and unhealthy starchy foods can all have damaging effects on the kidneys.
A kidney disease can lead to a build up of waste and excess fluid in the body, which can in turn lead to other terrible health implications. Unfortunately, many people don't recognize the symptoms of kidney disease until it is in the advanced stages.
Here are just seven of the most common symptoms related to kidney disease.
1. High blood pressure
2. More frequent urination, especially at night
3. Difficulties and pain during urination
4. Blood and/or protein in the urine
5. Puffiness around the eyes and swollen feet and hands
6. A glomerular filtration rate (GFR) less than 60
7. A creatinine and Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN) blood test, outside the normal range, indicating waste buildup in the blood due to a reduced kidney function
Toxicity of the kidneys can lead to mild lower back pain, and can lead to much more serious problems like kidney stones and even kidney failure.
But there are some natural remedies that can assist in cleansing the kidneys of the accumulated toxins and help to boost their function.
1 cup cranberry juice
1 cup grape juice
2 teaspoons lemon juice
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon ginger (grated)
Pour the grape and cranberry juice in a jar, and add the lemon juice, ginger, and turmeric. Stir well, and leave it aside for half an hour for the ingredients to get infused together.
Then, strain the juice, and drink it every day. Its regular consumption will cleanse the kidneys and thus restore the optimal function of the kidneys.