Ms. Pat Puente
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Detect Kidney problems through the BUN Creatinine Test

One major role of the kidneys is to remove waste products and excess fluid from the body. These waste products are usually a result of eating food high in bad cholesterol (LDL), highly refined sugar and other toxins. As food and drink passes through the liver, its waste product in the form of BUN goes to the bloodstream where the kidneys filter it and flushes it out the body through urine. However, if the kidneys are not healthy, it will have trouble removing the BUN from the blood. Too much waste products in blood damages the circulation of the body which results in cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes and more. Another waste product that goes through the kidneys is Creatinine, a waste product from muscle metabolism. If the BUN and Creatinine content in the blood is over the limit or high, this indicates that there is a problem in your kidneys.

Signs and Symptoms of Kidney Problem
Kidney problems can manifest in several ways. There can be a change in frequency or volume of urination. Urine can seem foamy, bloody, discolored or brown. There are reports that some experience pain in urinating. Swelling or edema in the arms, hands, legs, ankles, around the eyes, face, or abdomen is a result of the kidneys’ inability to flush out the waste of the body. There can be restless legs during sleep and mid-back pains where the kidneys are located. Many kidney patients feel fatigue and tiredness all the time.
Food to Avoid for Chronic Kidney Disease

To prevent further damage of the kidneys, it is very important to know the right nutrients that will enhance kidney function and avoid food that will stress the kidneys. Damaged kidneys could not filter out excess Sodium, Potassium Phosphorus, and Protein metabolites. Here is a list of food that needs to be limited or avoided if you have kidney problems.

  1. Banana
  2. Avocados
  3. Tomatoes
  4. Fruit juices with high sugar
  5. Dark colored soda,
  6. Processed meats
  7. Packaged, instant and premade meals
  8. Canned food
  9. Pickles, processed olives
  10. Legume or beans
  11. Dairy products
  12. Other fruits such as oranges, melon, dates, apricots, peach, prunes, raisins
  13. Potatoes and sweet potatoes
  14. Saltwater fish such as mackerel, salmon, tuna and maya-maya
  15. Leafy green vegetables such as spinach, beet greens
Healthy Kidneys with Spirulina

Spirulina is a balanced complete food by itself. It contains vitamins, minerals, vegetable protein, amino acids, antioxidants and phycocyanin. Based on studies, the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and cytoprotective properties of Spirulina prevents the progression of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and cardiovascular complications.” Kidneys can heal itself with the help of proper diet, moderate exercise and nourishment from spirulina.

Medical Doctor talks about Kidney Disease and Spirulina

Dr. Ramon Arnold Ramos of La Salette Clinic from Imus, Cavite shares his findings on how Aztec Spirulina benefits his patients with kidney problems. From reduction of swelling to controlling BUN Creatinine after a few weeks of use. Click here to watch more…