Published on January 21st, 2020 | by Michaelw0
10 HUGE Kidney Killer Mistakes
Hello, this is Katherine, welcome to 00Kidney.
There are 10 HIDDEN kidney killer mistakes that can make all your efforts to improve your kidney health … worthless.
Danger lies in the most incredible places, so even people who strive to eat healthy and to develop all the good habits they can may end up damaging their kidneys without even knowing why.
This could happen if you are making one of these 10 HIDDEN kidney killer mistakes
Are you Curious?
Ok, let’s see what they are.
Number 10 Taking the wrong herbal remedy
Herbal remedies are supposed to be healthy for you, right?
Well, not always. Actually, there’s a chance that your kidneys may be damaged by taking them.
Have you ever heard about the Chinese Herb nephropathy?
In 1994, a 44-year-old woman progressed from normal renal function to advanced renal failure and end-stage renal disease within 8 months.
Incredible, in just 8 months she went from being healthy to needing a kidney transplant.
And this is all documented by the specialists that treated her, it’s not alarmism or fake news.
The cause of the renal failure? A Chinese herbal medicine for pain relief her acupuncturist prescribed her.
When the samples of the herbal remedy she was using were sent to Belgium for analysis, it was clear that the herbal remedies she ingested literally killed her kidneys.
This was the first time they diagnosed what is now known as the Chinese herb nephropathy.
And, while not all supplements are dangerous,
U.S. health officials have issued more than 700 warnings during the last decade about the sale of dietary supplements that contain unapproved and potentially dangerous drug ingredients, according to a new research.
Several supplements have been linked with an increase in certain cancers; others have been tied to an elevated risk of kidney stones.
most dangerous supplements
The most dangerous supplements, according to The New England Journal of Medicine are supplements used for Weight loss, Energy, Sexual enhancement, Heart health, Sleep, but even pain relief and multivitamin can cause problems, as we can see here.
That’s a lot of hidden dangers for something that is supposed to be good for you.
Now you may ask, if supplements are so dangerous, why are they only in the last position of today’s top ten?
Because there are quite few probabilities that you end up getting the most dangerous ones.
Still, if you want to be safe, be informed, do your researches about anything you may take and talk to your doctor about possible drug interactions.
And, yes there are a lot of people struggling, working hard to improve their kidneys health and they don’t deserve to ruin their progresses with some avoidable mistake.
So share this video now with anyone you know who may want to avoid these kidney killer mistakes.
Click the share button or send them an email, because the other kidney killer mistakes of today’s video can be even subtler. Like our
Mistake Number 9 hitting the gym too hard
While not exercising is dangerous for your health, in some cases doing too much can be even worse.
When it comes to your kidney health, it’s a big misconception that exercising more is always better.
And I’m not just talking about the risk for injuries.
Experts says that running yourself to death every day isn’t going to help you lose any weight or to improve your cardiovascular health – and these are both things that could help improving kidney function.
Because by exercising too much you may just be stressing out your body more and causing your cortisol levels to rise and keep your body in an unhealthy condition.
And this can also overwork the kidneys.
In fact creatinine levels are higher in case of strenuous exercises, and this means that the kidneys are overworked.
Remember high creatinine levels are the number one indicator of decreased kidney function.
On the other hand, mild physical exercise is very health beneficial.
Just don’t overdo it, or it can cause too much stress for your kidneys.
And, talking about stress, how do you avoid the stress of our next mistake?
Number 8 living in the big city
Today, more people than ever live in urban environments where dirty air, stress and lack of natural landscapes are a bigger threat to your health that it may seem.
And, while this won’t kill you, unless you have asthma, breathing polluted air won’t just put your lungs and throat at risk.
The toxins present in the air can do serious damage to the cardiovascular system and, obviously to the kidneys too.
Also, the poisons present in the air are not the only risk for your kidneys.
We also need to factor-in the risks caused by the stress. Overpopulated cities are a big source of stress for your body. And stress causes hypertension, the second leading cause of CKD.
Ok, I want to ask you a question now: do you live in the city? How do you cope with the stress? Have you EVER thought about moving? Let me know in comment section.
But, if the city makes you stressed, you may think that getting some natural remedies may help YOU relieving the stress a little bit, right? Well that would be a mistake.
Kidney health mistake number 7, overusing Essential oils
Ok, what now? We’ve already seen that herbal remedies are dangerous, now what about essential oils?
Aren’t those safe and natural?
Essential oils are often marketed as “safe because they’re natural”.
But is this true? Can something natural actually hurt your kidneys when it is supposed to help them?
Essential oils have a lot of health claims, often made by the companies that sell them.
And, while some of these claims are actually true, many consumers are unaware of the potential risks connected with essential oils.
So, many people may think that using essential oils for their wellness and beauty routines or even for the supposed health benefits is perfectly safe because essential oils are natural, right?
Well, essential oils are not always safe.
For example, oil of wintergreen is very dangerous if more than a tiny amount is swallowed.
Wintergreen is used in some over-the-counter skin preparations to relieve pain. It creates a pleasant feeling of warmth on the skin. BUT drinking from the bottle of wintergreen can be deadly.
and this is not a far-fetched hypothesis, Oil of wintergreen is also used as a food flavoring.
Still, Swallowing in large amounts can kill you.
And, if you have kidney problems, there are even more hidden dangers with essential oils.
here are some examples:
Sage. this oil can cause restlessness, vomiting, vertigo, rapid heart rate, tremors, seizures, and kidney damage, especially in case of ingestion in large amounts.
Anise. lowers the antidepressant effects of some medications and increases the effects of drugs that affect the central nervous system.
Eucalyptus. can cause seizures if swallowed
Nutmeg. This oil may cause a rash or a burn if applied topically. It can also cause hallucinations and even coma when ingested in high concentrations.
So, remember that not everything that’s natural is automatically safe.
Don’t fall for these marketing tricks.
And if this one was a shock, wait until you hear the next kidney health mistake
Number 6 eating too many salads
Yes, a salad can be a low calorie, healthy part of a meal only if you do it correctly.
The problem with salads is that veggies are not so tasty… while dressings, sauces and croutons on the other hand…
So most people get excited by the mix-ins and end up creating a salad that would be more calorically dense than a dessert.
Yes, the veggies in the salad are healthy, but the excessive dressings definitely aren’t.
So before you give yourself a pat on the back for eating a salad for lunch, also consider this:
Most dressings are too rich in salt for any healthy diet, and your kidneys absolutely don’t like too much salt.
Not to mention the lack of nutritional value and the content of sugars and trans fats.
And fat free dressings aren’t exactly a healthy for the kidneys, either.
They can be packed with additives and sugar, poison for your kidneys.
Fancy a salad? Avoid dressings and excess sodium.
And, another supposed healthy food that could present hidden dangers is our next mistake
Number 5 consuming too many … smoothies
Oh, smoothies, the favorite of health-conscious people. I like them a lot!
Wait, are those unhealthy too?
On the face of it, smoothies are marvelous, blending healthy fruit and/or vegetables into delicious drinks.
But there are unseen risks in their sugar content, acidity, effect on appetite and potential to raise blood-glucose levels.
Sugars are absorbed more quickly into the blood system when fruit is liquefied in smoothies – and that’s not a good thing.
Especially if you care about the health of your kidneys, blood-glucose levels should always be kept under control.
Always remember that sugar is the number one enemy of your kidney health.
So, is it possible for a smoothie love affair to remain a healthy relationship?
So, here are some rules of thumb when making a smoothie: don’t add sweeteners, and use only the amount of whole fruit you could reasonably eat in one sitting. A smoothie with half an apple and half a banana is reasonable, whereas having three oranges and three apples, say, is excessive.
So avoid smoothies with too much sugar.
And also avoid the kidney killer mistake number 4
Doing too many medical tests
Ok, now we are in the top 4. These mistakes can literally kill you, so please watch this part carefully.
This is the more serious part of the video.
I have seen too many people too many patients that were on stage three of chronic kidney disease and they have been pushed to Stage five because they took a contrast during a test
Now, what I’m talking about are scans with intravenous contrast, angiograms, like a cardiac angiogram when they inject dyes into your vein in your hand or arm and MRIs.
Yes, these Tests Are very Dangerous for Your Kidneys.
But These tests are routinely used, they are being done every day on millions of people, because they provide information that can be helpful for a correct diagnosis.
The problem with these dyes is that they can both lead to kidney problems and cause problems in patients with kidney disease.
So, especially if you have kidney problems, talk to the doctor ordering the diagnostic test and make sure they know about your GFR and creatinine numbers, so they can lower the quantity of contrast or make you avoid the test altogether.
Dangerous mistake Number 3
Taking too many pills
Taking too many medicines can lead to a number of issues, including and increased risk of side effects, drug interactions, Poor nutrition and even trouble performing normal daily tasks.
And kidney damage.
Both for prescription drugs or over the counter medications, most of the dangerous substances present in… anything you may take, are going to be cleared by the kidneys.
This is why the kidneys are going to get most of the damage.
What are the most dangerous prescription and over the counter drugs for your kidneys?
First of all there are antibiotics. They can be really dangerous if not taken correctly.
The kidneys have to filter substances present in antibiotics, and some of these are known to cause damage to certain kidney cells. This is why chronic kidney disease patients are usually prescribed lower doses of antibiotics and for less time.
Proton pump inhibitors can be dangerous too. They are used to treat acid reflux and heartburn. Drugs like Prilosec, Aciphex, Nexium and others, have been shown to raise the risk for kidney disease.
Diuretics are another class of drugs than can have a bad impact on the health of your kidneys. They are used to treat swelling and high blood pressure. Since these conditions are associated with kidney disease, diuretics, or water pills, are often prescribed to kidney patients.
Unfortunately they can cause dehydration, which is very bad for the health of the kidneys.
And the most dangerous drug is… so dangerous that it has a slide just for it.
our number 2 is a very commonly used drug that can really do a lot of damage
Ok, this is a very serious one.
Painkillers should be renamed kidney-killers in my opinion.
So be VERY careful with them.
NSAIDs do not require any prescription so patients usually think that they are safe.
Well they are not.
NSAIDS, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve), are maybe the most dangerous medications for your kidneys.
There’s a long list of drugs that cause kidney damage, and the top spot is taken by NSAIDs.
Now, before starting to worry about that aspirin you took the other day, listen to this:
If you are healthy, and your kidneys work fine, they’re going to be able to filter out these medicines well enough.
The problems can start to arise if you’ve been diagnosed with a kidney damage or kidney disease or if you take NSAIDs as a habit.
When they’re not taken properly, long-term habitual use can cause more problems than it solves. Using drugs like ibuprofen or aspirin for arthritis or muscle pain can, over time, increase your risk for ulcers, gastrointestinal bleeding, high blood pressure, heart attacks and kidney disease.
Yes, there are studies proving a direct correlation between the regular use of NSAIDs like ibuprofen and aspirin to kidney disease.
Painkillers may also be addictive. Since they make you feel good, you may want to keep on taking them, turning them into a habit or addiction before you know it.
So be very careful with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
Time for our number 1 now!
And it is…
Number 1 not being informed
I don’t think the people watching me right now can be doing this mistake, actually.
But, hey maybe you weren’t really listening to me during the video, who knows?
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This is all for today, thank you for watching.