Cause Of Kidney Failure

ALP and chronic renal failure

Blood Test – ALP & its Significance in CKD

ALP is one of those blood tests people don’t pay a huge amount of attention to and often don’t understand what it is measuring. It is often just looked at as a marker of liver function, but it can provide a lot more information about your health than that and for people with CKD it …

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Taurine and renal disease

Taurine & its Role in Chronic Renal Disease

What is Taurine? Taurine is a semi-essential, sulfur-containing amino acid, it is called semi-essential as it can be synthesized from other sulfur-containing amino acids such as methionine and cysteine. You may have heard of taurine before if you have ever consumed energy drinks like Red Bull where taurine is a touted ingredient to help improve …

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What You Need to Know About ANCA Vasculitis

Despite the fact that autoimmune diseases are on the rise worldwide, getting an accurate diagnosis can still be a lengthy and frustrating process. ANCA vasculitis is a type of autoimmune disease that affects the small blood vessels in the body that frequently involve the kidneys, being one of the lesser-known causes of CKD.  So what …

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Antibiotics… Are They Safe if You Have Chronic Kidney Disease?

Many drugs have the ability to damage the kidneys and some are better known for doing this than others. Certain antibiotics fall into this category and are classified as nephrotoxic medications. Let’s take a closer look at which antibiotics carry a greater risk of causing kidney damage, how this happens and importantly what you can …

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Heavy Metal Exposure and Kidney Disease

Heavy Metal Toxicity and Kidney Disease

Invisible, odourless, and virtually undetectable to us, heavy metals are increasingly being recognised for their damaging effects on our health.  Some people are surprised to find out that we are all exposed to heavy metals every day. Heavy metals are naturally present in the earth and used in many modern-day applications such as agriculture, medicine …

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Foods highest in phosphorus

Phosphorus & Kidney Disease… Everything You Need To Know

As kidney disease progresses, the ability of the body to keep phosphorus levels within a healthy range also diminishes. High phosphorus levels increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and can contribute to kidney disease progression so knowing if your phosphorus levels are elevated and what you can do to help lower them is incredibly important. …

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Heart disease and natural preventative medicine

Natural Interventions For Heart Disease

The heart and the kidneys work very closely together, which means that if there is a problem in one organ, it can end up causing problems in the other. Because of this, people with kidney disease have a higher risk of developing heart failure. For this reason, I thought we’d have a look at what …

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Golden Rod… a Golden Herb for Urinary Tract Infections!

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are no joke. Not only are they incredibly uncomfortable but they can also lead to kidney damage. If you’ve experienced a UTI yourself I’m sure you haven’t forgotten the burning, pain and the constant feeling like you have to ’go’. Natural medicines are extremely well placed when it comes to treating …

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