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How kidney stones form?

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Kidney stones form when your urine contains more crystal-forming substances such as calcium, oxalate and uric acid than the fluid in your urine can dilute. At the same time, your urine may lack substances that prevent crystals from sticking together, creating an ideal environment for kidney stones to form. Possible causes include drinking too little water, exercise (too much or too little), obesity , weight loss surgery, or eating food with too much salt or sugar. Infections and family history might be important in some people. Eating too much fructose correlates with increasing risk of developing a kidney stone. Kidney stones are usually found in the kidneys or in the ureter, the tube that connects the kidneys to your bladder. They can be extremely painful, and can lead to kidney infections or the kidney not working properly if left untreated. It is important to be mindful of the following foods that can lead to the formation of kidney stones in certain people: foods high in sodi

What is Artificial Kidney made off?

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Artificial kidney is made up of a semi-permeable membrane which allows only selected particles to pass through. This semi-permeable membrane filters out the waste materials and excess water from the blood. Every dialyzer /artificial kidney has 2 compartments, in one compartment blood flows whereas in other compartment electrolyte solution flows which we call as “Dialysate”. The semi-permeable membrane keeps the 2 compartments apart. The membrane and the compartments are housed in a cylindrical plastic case which holds the artificial kidney together and forms pathways for blood and dialysate to flow in and out. How does Artificial Kidney work? During dialysis treatment, the patient’s bl ood with a high level of water and waste materials flows through the blood compartment. Dialysate an electrolyte solution flows through the dialysate compartment on the other side of the membrane. The semi-permeable membrane allows only selective particles to pass through it so the majority of exc

Here's Why You Should be Drinking Plenty of Water during the Corona virus Lockdown

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Now-a-days we are sitting in our homes surrounded by snacks eating all the day. Sugar intake will be large these days to manage the effects of that sugar, there is an important habit we should adopt is: “Drinking plenty of water”. Especially under our current circumstances drinking water is a must. As we know that excess intake of sugar leads to disorders like obesity, diabetes, heart disease and inflammation. Water is vital for our health, for example flies will be fed by more sugar diet which increases metabolic diseases and they would die. But if flies are fed a high-sugar diet and by providing them an extra source of water to drink, surprisingly they did not show a reduced lifespan. In humans and flies the uric acid is the waste product and the breakdown of compounds called purines. Purines are the building blocks in DNA of all plants and animals. The purine breakdown in the blood is a sign of health troubles like heart diseases, and even stones formation in the kidneys. So wat

How corona virus effect the kidneys?

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a newly discovered infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome, primarily manifesting as an acute respiratory illness with interstitial and alveolar pneumonia, but it can affect multiple organs such as the  kidney , heart, digestive tract, blood, and nervous system. COVID-19 is more contagious than others, spreads by human-to-human transmission via droplets, fecal, or direct contact, and has an incubation period estimated at 1 to 14 days (usually 3 to 7 days) Coronavirus disease has been reported in all ages, including children. The majority of infections are mild, presenting with a flu-like illness. The common clinical presentations of COVID-19 are fever (98%), cough (76%), and myalgia and fatigue (18% each), 6  with accompanying leucopenia (25%) and lymphopenia (63%). Symptoms of upper respiratory infection with rhinorrhea and productive cough are uncommon, except in children. Acute kidney injury (AKI) developed in 5% to 15% cases an

How can I Naturally Reduce My Creatinine Levels?

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Our bodies have a variety of ways for eliminating harmful metabolites and wastes. But what if the body's ability to remove toxic substances is compromised? This could result in excessive creatinine levels, which could lead to serious consequences. Creatinine is a by-product of muscle metabolism and a metabolic product of creatine . Creatine is an important chemical that aids in energy synthesis and enhances workout performance. Creatinine is converted to about 2% of your body's creatine and transferred to your kidneys via the circulation. The majority of creatinine is filtered out by your kidneys and excreted through urine. Low urine creatinine levels can indicate high blood creatinine levels, which might be concerning in some instances. Ideal Creatinine Levels: ·          0.9 to 1.3 mg/dl in adult males ·          0.7-1.1 mg/dl in adult females ·          0.2 mg/dl in infants ·          1.8 to 1.9 mg/dl in people who only have one kidney Natural Ways to Lower C

Is Turmeric harmful to the kidneys?

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Turmeric has been utilized in traditional eastern medicine for its medicinal properties for a long time. Turmeric's major bioactive component, curcumin, is an anti-inflammatory antioxidant with significant antioxidant effects. While turmeric and curcumin are typically safe to ingest, there is such a thing as too much of a good thing. Large amounts can harm your kidneys, which is one of the hazards. This is because too much curcumin can drastically raise urinary oxalate levels in the body, raising the risk of kidney stone development. What are turmeric's drawbacks? There are a number of other hazards associated with consuming too much curcumin, including: ·          Upset stomach, acid reflux, diarrhea, dizziness, and headaches are some of the mild adverse effects. ·          If you have a bleeding condition, turmeric should be avoided because it thins the blood. ·          Blood thinners, antidepressants , antibiotics, antihistamines, cardiac medicines, and chemothe