This Study Reveals Why Kidney Stones Cases Are On The Rise; Here’s How You Can Naturally Remove Them

This Study Reveals Why Kidney Stones Cases Are On The Rise; Here’s How You Can Naturally Remove Them

According to a study conducted by Mayo Clinic, kidney stones cases are on the rise, especially among women. The study claims that unhealthy diet may be a leading contributing factor. Kidney stones occur when tough masses form in the kidney and painfully try to exit the body through the urinary tract. Some of the kidney stones symptoms may include blood in the urine, back pain, abdominal pain, groin pain, pain in the genitals, burning sensation in the urine, vomiting and feeling nauseated. Between the years 1984 to 2012, researchers found…

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Drug for Kidney Disease Tied to Infection Risk

Drug for Kidney Disease Tied to Infection Risk

A clinical trial was stopped early when researchers discovered that patients on the drug — a corticosteroid called methylprednisolone — suffered a concerning number of serious side effects. Most often, that meant severe infections, including pneumonia and meningitis. Overall, nearly 15 percent of patients on the drug had a serious “adverse event” over two years, the investigators found. That compared with 3 percent of patients given placebo pills, the researchers reported. The study focused on patients with a form of kidney disease called immunoglobulin A (IgA) nephropathy. It arises when…

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Low Protein Levels May Increase Kidney Function Decline in Elderly

Low Protein Levels May Increase Kidney Function Decline in Elderly

Older adults with low blood levels of a circulating protein in the blood may be at an increased risk of experiencing decline in their kidney function, a study has found. The findings showed that higher blood levels of a protein called soluble klotho — with anti-ageing properties — may help preserve kidney function. “We found a strong association between low soluble klotho and decline in kidney function, independent of many known risk factors for kidney function decline,” said David Drew from Tufts University in Massachusetts, US. The kidney has the…

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Poor Sleep May Adversely Affect Kidney Function

Poor Sleep May Adversely Affect Kidney Function

Short and poor quality of sleep may worsen kidney function in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), says a study. “Short sleep and fragmented sleep are significant yet unappreciated risk factors for CKD progression,” said one of the researchers, Ana Ricardo, from the University of Illinois at Chicago in the US. “Our research adds to the accumulating knowledge regarding the importance of sleep on kidney function, and underscores the need to design and test clinical interventions to improve sleep habits in individuals with CKD,” she added. Although there is increasing…

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Chronic constipation linked with kidney disease

Chronic constipation linked with kidney disease

  US researchers have found an association with severe and chronic constipation and kidney disease. Constipation is a common condition, and it can have a variety of impacts on health including raising an individuals’ risk of cardiovascular disease, potentially through effects caused by gut bacteria. “Our findings highlight the plausible link between the gut and the kidneys and provide additional insights into the pathogenesis of kidney disease progression,” said Csaba Kovesdy from University of Tennessee, US. The study showed that individuals with constipation had a 13 per cent higher likelihood…

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Antibiotic-resistance making kidney infections more deadly

Antibiotic-resistance making kidney infections more deadly

Medication-resistant bacteria are making it more difficult to treat a common but severe kidney infection, says a study. Pyelonephritis — infection of the kidney usually caused by E. coli bacteria and which can start as a urinary tract infection — causes fever, back pain and vomiting. About half of people infected require hospitalisation. If not treated with effective antibiotics, it can cause sepsis and death. “This is a very real example of the threat posed by the emergence of new antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria, which greatly complicates treatment of infection,”…

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Kidney Disease Sufferers Doubled In India In 15 Years

Kidney Disease Sufferers Doubled In India In 15 Years

The number of Indians suffering from chronic kidney ailments has doubled in the past 15 years, and at present 17 in every hundred citizens suffer from some form of kidney disease, health experts have said. The experts noted that several Indian population-based studies in the past estimated that some 150-230 persons suffer from End-Stage Kidney Disease (ESKD) in every million people, and about 2,20,000-2,75,000 new patients need Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT) every year. “The number of patients undergoing dialysis in India is also increasing by 10-15 per cent every year,…

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Chronic Kidney Disease May Lead to Diabetes

Chronic Kidney Disease May Lead to Diabetes

Establishing a novel link between chronic kidney disease and diabetes, a team of researchers have identified molecular mechanisms that may be responsible for the increased blood glucose levels in such patients. Previous studies have found that type 2 diabetes is one of the causes of chronic kidney disease – that is characterised by the progressive and irreversible loss of kidney function in filtering and eliminating toxins from the blood. “However, our observations in mice and in human samples show that chronic kidney disease can cause secondary diabetes,” said lead researcher…

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Kidney Stones May Be Prevented By Citrus Extract

Kidney Stones May Be Prevented By Citrus Extract

Researchers have found evidence that a natural citrus fruit extract can inhibit the growth of painful kidney stones and even dissolve the crystals. The compound hydroxycitrate (HCA) can dissolve calcium oxalate crystals, the most common component of human kidney stones, said the study that prepares the groundwork to design an effective drug for the painful condition. “HCA shows promise as a potential therapy to prevent kidney stones,” the researchers wrote in the study published onlne in the journal Nature. The findings are the result of a combination of experimental studies,…

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A Diet That Lowers BP and Cuts Risk of Kidney Disease Too

A Diet That Lowers BP and Cuts Risk of Kidney Disease Too

A diet high in nuts and legumes, low-fat dairy, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables and low in red and processed meat, sugar-sweetened beverages and sodium may not only lower blood pressure but also reduce the risk of developing chronic kidney disease, says a study. This diet, known as DASH for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, was designed primarily to reduce blood pressure. “In addition to offering other health benefits, consuming a DASH-style diet could help reduce the risk of developing kidney disease,” said study leader Casey Rebholz, Assistant Professor at…

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