The Kidneys are two bean-shaped organs, each about the size of a fist. They are located just below the rib cage, one on each side of your spine.Healthy kidneys filter about a half cup of blood every minute, removing wastes and extra water to make urine. The urine flows from the kidneys to the bladder through two thin tubes of muscle called ureters, one on each side of your bladder. Your bladder stores urine. Your kidneys, ureters, and bladder are part of your urinary tract.Your kidneys remove wastes and extra fluid from your body. Your kidneys also remove acid that is produced by the cells of your body and maintain a healthy balance of water, salts, and minerals - such as sodium, calcium, phosphorus, and potassiumin your blood.Without this balance, nerves, muscles, and other tissues in your body may not work normally.
Your kidneys also make hormones that helpcontrol your blood pressure, make red blood cells, and keep your bones strong and healthy. Blood flows into your kidney through the renal artery. This large blood vessel branches into smaller and smaller blood vessels until the blood reaches the nephrons. In the nephron, your blood is filtered by the tiny blood vessels of the glomeruli and then flows out of your kidney through the renal vein.Your blood circulates through your kidneys many times a day. In a single day, your kidneys filter about approx. 150 litres of blood. Most of the water and other substances that filter through your glomeruli are returned to your blood by the tubules(GFR – glomerulus filtration rate), only 1 to 2 litres become urine.
GFR is an equation that uses your creatinine, age, race and gender to see how well your kidneys are working. Creatinine is the level of muscle waste in your blood stream. Kidneys are supposed to filter out this waste into urine. GFR (glomerular filtration rate) and creatinine are usually measured and reported together. GFR is the best measure of kidney function but both creatinine and GFR can be useful indicators of your kidney health. If GFR goes down, it’s a bad sign. If creatinine goes up, it’s a bad sign. In general, a “good” GFR number is above 60 and a “good” creatinine number is below 1.2.
Walking, running, cycling, and even dancing are great for your health, can lower the risk of chronic kidney disease. It can also reduce your blood pressure and boost your heart health, which are both important to preventing kidney damage. People with diabetes, or a condition that causes high blood sugar, may develop kidney damage. When your body’s cells can’t use the glucose (sugar) in your blood, your kidneys are forced to work extra hard to filter your blood. Over years of exertion, this can lead to life-threatening damage. High blood pressure can cause kidney damage. If high blood pressure occurs with other health issues like diabetes, heart disease, or high cholesterol, the impact on your body can be significant. Regular, consistent water intake is healthy for your kidneys.
Water helps clear sodium and toxins from your kidneys. It also lowers your risk of chronic kidney disease.Aim for at least 1.5 to 2 liters of fluid drinking in a day. Exactly how much water you need depends largely on your health and lifestyle.
People with no kidney issues who take the medicine (OTC – like NSAIDS – Brufen, diclofenac etc) occasionally are likely in the clear. However, if you use these medicines daily, you could be risking your kidneys’ health. Talk with your doctor about kidney-safe treatments if you’re coping with pain.
Q. What are Herbal powders?
The useful part of Herbs or medicinal plant is selected, dried, powdered & sieved to 40 or 60 mesh. They can be easily stored and transported.
Q. How effective are Herbal Powders?
They are very effective and fast acting if taken as recommended for particular illness and in correct dosage, as suggested by health practitioner. The result may be seen within 5-7 days.
Q. What is the Shelf life of Herbal Powders?
Generally dried powdered herbs if stored properly never get spoiled or damaged. They may be less effective after 5 years of manufacturing.
Q. What are the importance of Herbal medicines?
Herbal medicines are derived from Natural, Pure Herbs with Natural origin. They work as per their content of natural, pure Bio-active substances (Glucosides), which are not chemicals and not artificially induced! Hence no side-effects of Herbal Medicines, if taken in recommended dosage and for specific illness, Like – Tribulus Powder very good for Kidney functions.
Q. Can you make tea from powdered herbs?
Teas can be made by pouring 1 cup of boiling water over 1–2 teaspoons of dried herbs. Cover and let tea steep for 5 minutes or so (roots and bark take longer). Then filter or decant the upper Tea solution and drink.
Q. How you can say, Your Kidney is Healthy?
If you pass urination in a regular intervals, approx. 1-2 litres in day, if there is no issue of high blood pressure, uncontrolled diabetes, no accumulation of fluids in the body especially near face, ankles, no muscle weakness, then we can say that your Kidney is healthy!
Q. How can judge that your Kidney is not working properly?
Inadequate outflow of urination in a day, burning sensation and drip urination, facial and ankle oedema, high blood pressure, muscle& overall weakness, Left or Right Flanks pain or discomfort– are the signs that you should go for Kidney Check!
Q. How to detox your Kidney?
Have a low salt, potassium, protein diet with less milk products, sugar intake, stop smoking, avoid OTC medicines (without medical advice), reduce alcohol intake, control your blood pressure, weight gain. Have minimum 1.5 to 2 liters of water daily. Have a regular exercise pattern. Try to avoid controlling Urination urge.
Q. Herbs good for Kidney?
Tribulus, Achyranthes, Punarnava, Forest flame, Varun, Cumin seed, Cranberry, Onions.