How Kidneys Work
By understanding the kidney function and cleaning processes, we are able to better relate the issues that arise when the kidneys are no longer functioning the way in which they should.
Your kidneys clean (filter) your blood to remove waste products and extra water through urine while balancing the chemicals.
Digestion generates waste products which are removed/balanced by the kidney
– Explained in terms of a car
The 5 Stages of Chronic Kidney Disease
What are the causes?
Some of the main causes of CKD and the progression thereof include a high salt intake, uncontrolled high blood pressure, obesity, uncontrolled diabetes and diets that include a high intake of red and processed means, but very little vegetables and fruits.
- High Salt Intake 35% 35%
- Obesity 76% 76%
- Uncontrolled Diabetes 40% 40%
- High Meat, Low Veg Intake 40% 40%
It is therefor of utmost importance that we look at your diet and make sure that the correct foods and amount of certain products are included in your daily diet.
Symptoms and Results of Damage to the Kidneys
Causes of CKD and Progression
Initial Damage to the Kidneys Results in:
Blood in urine
Frequent urination especially at night
Severe Damage to the Kidneys Results in:
Fluid overload & sodium retention that can cause some of the following symptoms
Body chemicals go out of balance and/or accummulate
High Potassium levels may cause
High Phosphate levels may cause
Waste (urea) accumulates in body acting as poison & may cause some of these symptoms