The Kidneys and bladder problems play a important role in our bodies. They remove excess fluid and waste products from the body that goes through the urine. They regulate the body’s potassium and sodium levels, as well as the ph balance, and they produce hormones that effect other organs, including erythropoietin ( which stimulates red blood cell production ) and renin ( which helps blood cells ). Kidneys are a vital body organ, any disease or injury that interferes with the kidney function has the potential to be very serious. Kidney disease is a catch all term that includes diseases that ranges from kidney stones and urinary tract infections to more serious disorders as glomerulonephritis and polycystic kidney disease. Each kidney condition has its own unique characteristics, certain symptoms are associated with majority of kidney problems. These include frequent urges to urinate, chills, fluid retention ( puffines ), fever, puffiness,) in face, limbs, weight gain), nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, burning sensation when urination, cloudy, bloody urine. In the ability of the kidneys to filter blood is seriously damaged, excess fluid and waste may build up in the body, thus causes symptoms of the kidney failure and severe swelling.
The bladder is a hollow organ with muscular walls that is a part of the urinary tract. The urine continuously drains in the bladder from the kidneys. In a adult the bladder can hold up to 2 cups of urine, as the bladder fills it causes discomfort, and the urge to urinate. Bladder infections and inflammation can occur in any area of the bladder and servicing tissue. The most common disorder is, cystitis, the symptoms of cystitis is frequent urge to urinate, excessive night urination, dark or cloudy urine with strong odor, lower abdominal pain, paining burning sensation on urination, may be blood in urine, chills, fever, nausea, vomiting, back pain.
1 tsp. Oregon grape root
tsp. wild cherry root
2 c. water
Place herbs in a pan cover bring to a boil, reduce, simmer 30 minutes, cool, strain. Place a Tbs. in a 8 oz. glass of water stir well, drink 1 to 2 Tbs. at a time, up to 1 c. a day