Stages of Kidney Disease

The National Kidney Foundation’s Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative recently came up with guidelines that will help physicians in finding out the extent of kidney disease. These guidelines also help them in deciding the appropriate management for the patient with kidney disease. Included in these guidelines are the five stages of kidney disease. These stages of kidney disease are based on the patient’s glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and the presence or extent of damage in the kidneys.

Before going straight to these stages, it is important first to know what the glomerular filtration rate is and how it is related to the stages of kidney disease. The GFR is a test that dictates the amount of blood that pass through the glomeruli, the filters contained in the kidneys, every minute. This verifies if the kidneys of a patient are functioning well in filtering waste from his or her blood. A certain range of the GFR corresponds to a particular stage of kidney disease. Read More…


What are the Kidney Infection Symptoms?

The kidneys play a big role completing the process of the urinary tract system, which makes them one of the most important organs in the body. Having said this, you will be in serious trouble if you were to experience any kind of infection with this organ of yours. In order for you to be able to avoid having to deal with the more serious symptoms of kidney infection, you have to keep your eyes peeled for the most basic kidney infection symptoms, so as to ensure that you will be able to nip the problem in the bud. Here are some of the most common symptoms that you should look out for and should use as signals that you should consult your doctor at once.

The most common and most pressing among the different kidney infection symptoms is an uncharacteristic burning sensation or pain when you pass urine. This symptom may range from simple stinging pain to an intense difficulty that will make urinating a problem for you. If you find that you are experiencing this symptom, then the best that you can do contact your doctor as soon as possible. Chances are, there is some form of infection in your urinary tract, which will most likely be in your kidneys or bladder. It is imperative that you get the help of your doctor at once to ensure that you will be able to eliminate the infection before it spreads to the other parts of your urinary tract. Read More…


Identifying and Locating Kidney Pain

One of the most commonly ignored symptoms in people would be pain in the kidneys – this is because it is more often mistaken for back pain or just a case of a wrong body position. However, this type of discomfort should not be taken for granted since it tends to indicate the presence of a serious genitourinary problem.

The kidneys are two bean shaped organs that play a major function in the excretion of wastes and the balance of fluids and electrolytes in the body. These organs are located just a little distance from the diaphragm muscles and behind the peritoneal cavity or outside of the abdominal viscera. As such, this pain is one that is felt at the back and at the costovertebral angle or the angle between the twelfth ribs and the spine. Tenderness or discomfort is felt when pressure is applied in this area, and the pain may be radiated to the sides of the body, upper quadrant of the abdomen, the umbilical area of the body, and the groin.

However, the area is also situated near other organs of the body and as such, is mistaken for colonic, splenic, pancreatic and liver problems, menstrual or voluntary pain among women, and too much stretching or trauma of the back muscles. Read More…

Kidney Pain Symptoms and Treatment

The kidneys are located above the hips, just below the area of the diaphragm. There is one on each side of the body, left and right. The right kidney is slightly lower than the left kidney as it gives the space to the liver. This pain is a sharp feeling of pain felt at the flank, just below the ribs. It’s also occurring in waves, being very severe at some point then goes down a bit in the pain level then up again to be sharp and severe once more. Pain in the kidneys may first be confused with a muscle pain since the pain location is at the back. The common kidney related diseases causing the pain are kidney stones and kidney infection.

The kidney pain brought by a kidney infection is accompanied by the usual symptoms of infection which are fever, chills, nausea and vomiting, general body weakness and sometimes, loss of appetite. The body, especially the flank area, becomes very sensitive to touch. A slight touch on the location of the pain will aggravate the feeling. Read More…

Beat Kidney Disease

Beat Kidney Disease

When I was diagnosed with kidney disease, I wasn’t too worried. My doctor told me that although no one really knows exactly what causes chronic renal failure, there were a number of treatments and things that they could try. I had Stage 2 Kidney Disease, but I learned that if it kept progressing, that I would would need dialysis one a regular basis or a kidney transplant. Although I trusted my doctor’s opinion about my disease, I wanted to find out if there was anything I could do on my own. That’s when I came across Beat Kidney Disease.

I should start out this review by saying that do believe in natural remedies, as I have read stories of naturopath medicine curing diseases that modern medicine hadn’t been able to treat, and although at least part of this might have been the placebo effect – or people’s bodies healing because they believe the treatment works, but not all of them were due to this, and some of the reversals of disease that I had read about were extremely significant. The Beat Kidney Disease program was based on some ancient remedies, which was what many of the effective natural treatments that I had read about was based upon. Because of what I know about the subject, I thought that there was at least a chance that the program had something to offer, but I was still skeptical. Read More…

Kidney Stones Treatment

Kidney stones are medically known as renal calculi, the presence of which in the urinary tract is referred to as urolithiasis. Kidney stones are often asymptomatic until they pass into the lower urinary tract, where they can cause intense kidney pain. Kidney stones can be caused by many disorders; but the exact mechanism of their formation is still not entirely understood. Kidney stones treatment is usually focused on kidney painmanagement, prevention of infection and removal of urine obstruction.

Patient with kidney stones often present with acute renal colic. Kidney stones treatment of acute renal colic is usually supportive. Pain relief may be needed during the acute phase of obstruction. Antibiotics may also be necessary to treat urinary tract infections. Read More…

Kidney Stones Pain

Kidney stones are crystal structures made from crystalline materials—materials which are normally excreted through the urine. The exact etiology of kidney stones formation in unknown; it is however linked to certain disorders of the metabolism. Everyone excretes crystals in urine, but about 10% of the population form stones. Kidney stone pain is the most common symptom of kidney stones.

Kidney stone pain may not always be present in all cases; however, it kidney stone pain is one of the most commonly reported symptoms of kidney stones. Depending on the location, there are two different types of kidney stone pain: renal colic and non-colicky renal pain. Read More…

Kidney Stones Symptoms

Kidney stones, also known as renal calculi, are crystalline structures composed of materials that are normally excreted by the kidneys in the urine. Kidney stones are the third most common urinary tract disorders. In fact, one out of every ten people will suffer from kidney stones symptoms at least once in their lives.

The formation of kidney stones is a complex process; one that is not yet fully understood. Kidney stones formation is said to encompass many factors, including increases in urinary and blood levels of stone components and interaction among these components. Other factors that are said to contribute to kidney stones formation are anatomical changes in the structures of the urinary tract, endocrine and metabolic influences, UTI, and dietary factors. Read More…

Kidney Pain

Many people often mistake back pain for kidney pain. The kidneys are actually just under the lower ribs, not down closer to the pelvis as many people believe. A painful back or flank may not have anything to do with your kidneys, but if you truly are suffering from this pain in the kidneys, it could be caused by an infection or damage to the kidney area. There are other signs and symptoms that you can look for that will help you determine whether or not you are actually suffering from kidney pain or if it is another type of injury.

Generally, kidney pain will manifest as pain in the upper back. This is a dull and one side pain, and an ache rather than a sharp pain. Also, since the kidneys are responsible for many different functions in the body, the pain may be accompanied by fever and urinary symptoms, particularly if it is a kidney infection. One of the most common kidney problems that people know about is kidney stones, but these do not cause pain when they are in the kidney. They cause pain when they leave the kidney through the ureter in order to enter the bladder and comes out in the urine. Read More…

Kidney Diet Secrets

Kidney Diet Secrets

It is truly sad how many diseases there are out there today, and how many people suffer from them. One of the diseases that I think about all the time is kidney failure, because my Uncle is undergoing treatment, including having to go through dialysis, which he says is a very uncomfortable process, and I hate to see him suffer like that. Since one of the risk factors for kidney diseases is genetics, and to try to help my Uncle out, I started doing research into treatments for this disease and I found some pretty surprising news.

A medical researcher and nurse named Rachelle Gordon recently revealed the secrets that she learned first hand from top doctors, nephrologists and dietitians on not only how to prevent kidney disease from the early stages but also how to reverse the damage that has been, giving patients suffering from this horrible disease more options than just dialysis or a new kidney when theirs shuts down and will not work any longer. Rachelle spills all the secrets, including many that no one has even heard of yet in Kidney Diet Secrets eBook.

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