Cause Of Kidney Failure

Lavender in Kidney, Renal and cardiovascular disease

Marvellous Lavender – Stress, Cardiovascular Support & Renal Disease

Lavender is a common herb that can be found in many gardens and is often renowned for its strong and fragment aroma coupled with its beautiful purple flowers. This herb is not only a lovely herb to have in the garden but it has also has great therapeutic properties that have a long history of …

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The digestive system, enzymes and chronic kidney disease

The Use of Digestive Enzymes in Chronic Renal Disease

You are what you eat however, there is a lot more that is happening inside of our bodies that are just as important. Digestion is a core function of the human body of which digestive enzymes and other chemicals are an essential component in the metabolism and absorption of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients from …

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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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