Dialysis

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The kidneys are designed to filter the blood of toxins and impurities. When kidneys fail to filter as needed, dialysis may be needed. Dialysis is the mechanical removal of waste from the blood stream that would usually be processed by the kidneys if they were properly functioning. Kidney failure is not always permanent.

There are two types of dialysis:

Hemodialysis-an artificial kidney machine is used to filter blood of toxins and impurities. It is performed through the use of a narrow plastic tube inserted into a vein or artery in the arm or leg.

Peritoneal dialysis-this is a more severe treatment where the blood is cleansed inside the body and requires the insertion of a catheter into the abdomen.

Dialysis does not cure kidney failure. It is a temporary solution designed to help the body rid itself of waste while the kidneys heal.

Length of Treatment

If dialysis is necessary, the length of the treatment depends largely on the health of the kidneys. Hemodialysis can take three to four hours per session.

Causes and Risk Factors of Kidney Failure

There are many causes of kidney failure, including:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Malaria
  • Exposure to lead
  • Kidney infection
  • Yellow fever
  • Kidney disease
  • Physical injury
  • Using too much of some medications

Symptoms of Kidney Failure

Symptoms of kidney failure can include:

  • Feeling tired or fatigued
  • Frequent need to urinate
  • Itchy skin
  • Nausea
  • Shortness of breath
  • Water retention
  • Blood in the urine
  • Protein in urine
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Natural Healing Solutions

There are many good diuretic and nephritic or kidney-oriented herbs available today that cleanse and purify, tone, strengthen, revitalize, rejuvenate, and revivify the kidneys. Theses herbs include:

  • Agrimony
  • Uva Ursi
  • Cornsilk
  • Juniper Berries
  • Buchu
  • Gravel Root (Queen of the Meadow)
  • Celery Seed
  • Pelitory of the Wall
  • Tribulis
  • Cleavers
  • Water Eryngo
  • Horsetail, and
  • Nettle

Dietary Intervention

Drink fresh vegetable juice, especially with parsley and celery, two potent and reliable natural diuretics. These vegetables will nourish the kidneys in addition to build the kidneys.

Drink bitter and unsweetened cranberry juice to help cleanse the kidneys and urinary-genital tract. If the taste is too strong, try diluting the juice with water.

Drinking alkaline water will greatly neutralize the effects of acid in the body and will also cause the tissues of the body to throw off toxins. If alkaline water cannot be found, distilled water will do. It is so important to drink water so as to flush the body out.

Other dietary intervention strategies are:

  • Limit intake of salt-no fast food, no processed foods, no cheese, no canned or dehydrated soups, etc.
  • Limit intake of high-potassium foods such as bananas, oranges, tomatoes, spinach and potatoes
  • Choose low phosphorous foods such as corn, rice and green beans
  • Limit protein intake-avoid meats, eggs, milk, cheese.
  • Avoid dairy products, nuts, peanut butter, dried beans and peas, hot chocolate and beer


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Related Questions

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    Q: There seems to be a cure or a treatment for everything but kidney disease and trust me I have been looking since 1997 when I was diagnosed with focal glomerulosclerosis. I have been on dialysis for a year and a half now. My Dr told me that once your filters in your kidneys are damaged there is no way the can be replenished. That is what happened to me. The scare tissue in my kidney are so severe that they do not filter my blood properly. I have talked to other herbologist and doctors and the only thing they can recommend is transplant. I believe that God put everything we need to stay healthy on this planet. We just have to find what we need. I read on your web site that your herbs can cure kidney disease. I hope it can cure mine. What type of success have you had in getting patients off of dialysis and if you have how long did it take and what did they have to do?

    A:

    To help treat Kidney-Bladder failure/problems, detox your body with Full Body Cleanse. After the cleanse, your daily regimen should consist of Kidney-Bladder-Adrenal formula (3 capsules, 5 times per day) and the Dherbs Kidney Tea (1-2 cups per day). These formulas can help increase healing in your kidneys so that they can function properly.

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    Q: I am a 29 year old woman currently living with one functioning kidney. Both kidneys were found to be "swollen" many months ago due to polyps that had formed inside my uterus. These issues were treated and now I'm interested in treating adult acne that has been forming on my cheeks for many years. My nephrologists told me not to take any herbs especially in capsule form because it may affect my kidneys. What is your opinion about taking herbs for people with one functioning kidney (or which article should I refer to)? Is there another alternative to treating acne without taking herbs. I am now greatly increasing my water intake and drinking one cup of unsweetened cranberry juice every day.

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    If drugs don't hurt one kidney, how in the world could a plant hurt it? Herbs are 1 million times safer than drugs. The choice is yours however to make on taking herbs. We deem them safe. You may be interested in performing the 10-DAY ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD CLEANSE as well as the HEALING SKIN OIL for external application of the acne. Please read our article on a href="http://www.dherbs.com/articles/acne-210.html">"ACNE". Check the articles section on our site!

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    Q: I am a dialysis patient. I have neropathy in my feet. It feels like I am walking on rocks and glass. How do I get rid of it? I tried a b-12 supplement. I am on Lyrica. I have also tried your herbs. I would like to know if it is something I am eating or what????? You also told me once not to get a kidney transplant. Why? I do believe in the body healing itself. Are my kidneys too far gone? I have been on dialysis for two years.

    A:

    You have to be consistent with the herbs. Stay on the PANCREAS CLEANSE AND REGIMEN until you see and feel results. Don't just do one kit! Read our â€DIABETES†article as well! In re diet ... you need to stop eating meat, dairy, refined grains, sugar, salt, cooked foods, processed foods, junk food, etc. You can be helped by you must do the work!

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    Q: I am going to do the full body cleanse and I am a kidney patient on dialysis. I wanted to know if my current medications will hurt me if mix the herbs with them. I currently take clonidine for blood pressure, finasteride for enlarge prostate, metoprolol for blood pressure, diovan for kidney health, dialyvite for blood pressure, and sprionolactone for blood pressure. Do I take the herbs with my meds or in opposite times of the day? I will adhere to your past recommendations and I look forward to the response to these two questions.

    A:
    If you’re worried about the safety and effectiveness of pharmaceutical drugs, you may be especially interested in using a Cleanse to keep your systems clean, clear, and operating at an optimal level.

    Although the argument between pro and anti vaccination can be overwhelming for anyone we recommend doing extensive research on both sides before making a final decision on how to address your health needs. However, if you do choose to vaccinate, we recommend cleansing before and after vaccination in order to prepare and then rid your  body of any byproducts, impurities and toxins as a result of the drugs and help restore their body to optimal health.

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    Q: I was diagnosed 18 yrs ago with Glomerounephritis of the Kidney's. According to my Nephrologist. My Kidney's are functioning at about 25%. I am not on dialysis nor have I been placed on a kidney donors list. I'm currently taking a prescribed blood pressure medicine to keep my BP in check. Other than that I have no other known illnesses. I am also health conscious, and exercise a lot. What herbal supplements would you recommend to sustain, and, or improve my current kidney function.

    A:

    Without a doubt, the FULL BODY DETOX will knock it out! Give the FULL BODY DETOX a try! After the FULL BODY DETOX, take KIDNEYS AND BLADDER (3-6 capsules) daily.

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    Q: My fiance is diabetic and his doctor checked his kidney function and told him that his kidney is failing and he needed a kidney biopsy due to increased creatinine levels. Also he has high potassium levels and for this the doctor indicated a low potassium diet. We would like advice since all the doctors say the kidney cannot regenerate itself and the next step is dialysis. Please advise.

    A:

    The doctors are right under Western standards and information, no body part can regenerate itself with the USE OF DRUGS, but not so with herbs. You CAN regenerate every organ in the body with herbs. The doctors can't help him, but natural healing protocols can. I highly recommend he start with the Pancreas Kit and Regimen (which comes with a dietary guideline. Western doctors are insane. You couldn't pay me to visit a doctor after learning all I've learned. Doctors do more harm than good. Get your fiance on the herbs as soon as possible.

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    Q: I am a dialysis patient. Since may herbs are toxic to kidney patients what would you recommend for someone like me. Do you work with kidney pacients?

    A:

    I suggest the FULL BODY DETOX for your condition. Herbs are NOT poisons but drugs and dialysis are! Herbs can help you to heal!!!!! Flush by drinking plenty of water!

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    Q: My dad was diagnose with a kidney disease called Membranous Glomerulopathy. Is there anything he can take to help jump start his kidneys? He is taken Crestor for Cholestoral, ACTOS for diabetes, Diovian for blood pressure and Metroponol for beta blocker.

    A:

    I'd highly recommend that he performs the Full Body Detox, in the future he should perform our 10-Day Supreme Kidney Cleanse(coming soon). He can drink our Kidney's Tea during all of these cleanses (about 1-3 cups per day). He needs to change his diet as well too. There's much dietary information on our website that should be read.

    Articles:
    Dietary Choices

    Product Links:
    Full Body Detox
    Kidneys-Bladder-Adrenal Tea

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    Q: I read your info on renal failure and the treatment. How could a dialysis patient like myself drink all this medicine on a fluid restricted diet? Its almost impossible. How would you explain me to do that?

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    You can't on a restricted fluid diet. You would have to make a choice on which route you'd be taking. You can't do dialysis and natural medicine healing.

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    Q: Along with kidney issues I'm getting over, I have a very high count of parathyroid hormone in my blood work. I'm truly embracing all natural help and holistic approach to overcoming this sickness. My doctors currently have me taking Hectorol, which is synthetic vitamin d, and sensipar to lower the parathyroid hormone. The last time I had it checked the number was at 1300 while they say the safe number is no more than 300. What do you recommend to bring this number down, and heal the kidneys?

    A:

    Perform the Full Body Cleanse and then, as a daily regimen, start taking the Thyroid Aid and Kidneys, Bladder and Adrenals formulas.

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    Q: My childrens grandmother has been referred to a kidney specialist for possible kidney disease (From the high blood pressure medicine) She also is in remission from Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Is there anything she can take for her kidney & blood pressure?

    A:

    For kidneys: KIDNEYS AND BLADDER Formula and KIDNEYS-BLADDER-ADRENAL TEA and CARDIO-VASCULAR FORMULA. Diet must change: eat more fruits and vegetables. Less meat and dairy products!

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    Q: My dog has kidney disease and is ill. The vitamin supplement I use has helped and KD food for kidney. However, he is anemic due to low red blood count hormone in kidney that makes bone marrow produce more red blood cells. I am searching for product to stimulate production of red blood cells soonest.

    A:

    Try the CAT AND DOG VITAMIN C-BIOFLAVANOID FORMULA for companion animals.

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    Q: Can I use Dherbs products being a kidney donor? In 2007 I donated one of my kidneys to my daughter. I want to be sure that anything I take won't have an adverse effect on the one good kidney I have left. Please advise.

    A:

    Herbs are food and will nourish your one good kidney! Nothing to worry about!

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    Q: My 20-year-old daughter has been diagnosed with focal glomerulosclerosis last year. (The same kidney disease Alonso Mourning had). She has protein spilling in her urine. I was thinking about purchasing your FULL BODY DETOX but not sure if she could take this with the medication that she is taking. At one point, she was on 50 mg of prednisone. That amount has been reduced to 5mg daily. She is also taking diovan and another pill (can't think of it at this time). Can you tell me what herb or combination of herbs will be good for her? With my faith and through God's and mercy, I'm praying for a miracle that her kidneys be restored.

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    THE FULL BODY DETOX WOULD BE THE BEST THING FOR HER. NO MEDICATION IN THE WORLD CAN HEAL ANY DISEASE. GOD/NATURE DID NOT MAKE MEDICINE AND SO THEY ARE INORGANIC AND CANNOT BE ASSIMILATED BY THE BODY, WHICH IS ORGANIC. DO NOT TAKE THE HERBS IF SHE WILL STILL BE TAKING MEDICATION BECAUSE IT WOULD DEFEAT THE WHOLE PURPOSE AND I DON'T WANT YOU TO WASTE YOUR MONEY.

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    Q: Everything you said I believe and it makes sense to do. I believe in natural cures and holistic medicine. I did not get the answer to two of my questions. Number one how long will it take to heal my kidneys if I do what you said and number two have you ever help anyone on dialysis? If so how long did it take for them to get off of dialysis? Please answer back.

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    Please read the DHERBS article "How Long Will I See Improvements After Taking the Herbs" under Articles on our site.

     

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    Q: I have a kidney disease. Will any of the following products have an affect on my kidneys? IRON PHOSPHATE FORMULA, KIDNEYS AND BLADDER, & MOON CYCLE TEA.

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    YES, THEY'LL HAVE A POSITIVE EFFECT ON YOUR KIDNEYS. HOWEVER, YOU SHOULD CONSIDER PERFORMING THE FULL BODY DETOX BEFORE TAKING THE FORMULAS.

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    Q: My brother-in-law is a kidney transplant recipient for 5 years and after stumbling upon this website, I'm interested in finding out what is the best regiment for him. He takes over 30 pills a day and I'm very concerned with the ill effects it is taking on his body. He's on blood pressure bills, insulin, potassium bills, blood thinning and you name it, and he’s on it. Please advise what he can do to ridden his body of toxic. Any advice would greatly be appreciated.

    A:

    Drugs are foreign to the body and harm the body. He could choose to perform the FULL BODY DETOX and take natural alternatives to the various drugs, but it's his personal choice to make.

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    Q: Hello, do you have a formula to treat kidney failure / kidney disease?

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    YES! FULL BODY DETOX followed by 6 capsules daily of our KIDNEYS AND BLADDER Formula!

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    Q: At age 15 I started getting cysts in my sweat glands (under arms, under breasts, groin area). Doctors treated me with antibiotics and creams over the years... it left so much scar tissue...Around age 23 I had my sweat glands removed and at that time I was diagnosed with HS (Hydra denitus supporativa)... the problem went away for about a year, and eventually moved to another place (the groin).. seems to flare up monthly during my menstrual cycle.. Since then, I was diagnosed with kidney disease, I am a dialysis patient with High blood pressure, high cholesterol.. I am on at least 6 medications to regulate my blood pressure, cholesterol, potassium, and phosphorous levels.. Due to all these changes, my libido is extremely low and almost nonexistent.. I have a hard time achieving a climax with my partner...I am married with 3 young children... I've considered weight loss surgery as a way to finally get my weight under control as it has been a huge issue for the last 10 years. What can you recommend that I can take to detox and cleanse myself of all my health issues?? Is there really anything out there to help my situation??

    A:

    There's always help! Keep your mind focused and stay positive. Give the Full Body Cleanse a try followed by the Pancreas Cleanse.

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    Q: Hello, I have recently become more sensitive to my body and I am trying to make better health choices. Thanks to your newsletter I've now stopped drinking coffee and switched to Yerba Matte. I have to say I do enjoy it very much. Only now am I going thru the withdrawals of caffeine. I first wanted to say thank you for that. My question is what herbs can I take that will help my memory both short term and long terms. My inability to recall something that happened, something I said, or even what I ate is becoming very frustrating. Also I am experiencing beginning symptoms of a kidney infection. Is the something I can take to help cleanse my body or help eliminate toxins that cause kidney infections? Please help with your suggestions. Thanks

    A:

    To improve memory I would suggest BRAIN TUNER Formula and BRAIN TUNER TEA consumed daily. For your kidney situation, consider performing the Full Body Detox Cleanse! Glad to hear of your like of herbal tea over coffee. Glad the newsletter is serving beneficial to you.