Category: Kidney Health

When Removing a Big Kidney Stone, Get the Little Ones, Too

Anyone who has suffered through a large, painful kidney stone wants to avoid a repeat episode. Now a new trial confirms one preventive strategy: removing small “silent” stones before they cause trouble. When people develop a kidney stone that is painful enough to require removal, imaging tests often reveal that they harbor smaller, asymptomatic stones,…


Had a Kidney Stone? This Diet May Help Prevent Another

Anyone who has ever had a kidney stone never wants a repeat of the blinding pain that comes when it passes. Now, a new study maps out a diet that can help guard against that. The cornerstones of that diet include eating plenty of foods that contain potassium, as well as a few servings of…


This Is the ‘Detox Master’ of Your Body, 3 Ways to Boost It

The vital function of the kidneys is to detoxify the body. However, infections with certain diseases or eating food containing too many toxins will harm the kidneys in the long run, causing its function to decrease drastically and leading to the need for dialysis. According to the most recent study conducted by the United States…


Fatty Liver Disease Affects 1 in 3 Americans: Tips to Reverse It Naturally

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease affects one in three adults and is considered one of the most common liver diseases in the United States.[1] The condition results in abdominal swelling and pain as well as severe fatigue.[2] The condition can be dangerous if it continues to progress, leading to chronic inflammation and cirrhosis.  Normally, the liver…


The Serious Consequence of Exercising Too Much, Too Fast

Do you do too much exercise too soon to make up for lost time? Sound familiar? Exhaustive muscular work, especially following a period of inactivity, can cause mechanical and chemical disruptions to muscle cell membranes which trigger the muscle cells to burst. I am an exercise physiologist and sports medicine specialist who studies exercise-associated collapse….


Presbyopia Is the Body Aging—2 Tea Recipes to Nourish the Body and Protect the Eyes

When the symptoms of presbyopia appear, it means that the body has started aging. However, more and more people in their 30s are getting presbyopia early. Fortunately, there are some ways to protect your eyes and fight aging. It is very common for people with presbyopia to have to hold things farther away in order…


A Cup of Coffee a Day Can Prevent Kidney Stones, If You Drink It Correctly

There are many studies that prove the health benefits of coffee, including the prevention of cardiovascular diseases, liver diseases, type 2 diabetes, dementia, and cancer, among others. The latest research indicates that coffee may also reduce the risk of acute kidney injury. So, how can the general public and kidney disease patients drink coffee to…


When Back Pain Is Related to Kidney Disease: Here’s How to Tell

Dr. David Gu, director of HouFeng Diabetes & Hemodialysis Clinic, often receives patients who come in to relieve their renal pain. However, after examination, the vast majority of these patients have lower back pain caused by other factors such as muscle strain. Kidneys are “silent organs,” he says, and many kidney diseases do not result…


The Excruciating Pain of Kidney Stones: 2 Most Common Types and How to Prevent Them

Kidney stones are a common kidney disease, characterized by back pain and hematuria, and the pain they cause is so excruciating that it’s “impossible to forget for life.” Once a patient has kidney stones, he or she will have a high chance of having another one, so it is important to prevent them through diet….


Toxic Mold Illness 101

Buildings used to breathe. It was inevitable and somewhat helpful, but it can make it more expensive to heat and cool those spaces with common central heating and cooling systems. When the oil embargo of the 1970s came along, building practices shifted to focus on more hermetically sealed buildings as a means to save energy….