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Cloudy urine is pretty normal if you have consumed a lot of dairy products. However, in individuals suffering from diseases like kidney stones, enlarged prostate or progressive renal diseases, cloudy urine is a characteristic symptom. Even in early pregnancy, many women notice a murky appearance of urine. People with uncontrolled diabetes and hypertension also complain of having cloudy urine.
Any medication, even herbal ones, when taken indiscriminately can cause an overdose. Turmeric has poor bioavailability so it is common to see extracts and pills in the market that offer heavy doses of the medicinal spice. However, too much turmeric can upset the heart rhythm, cause gallbladder problems, and promote the formation of kidney stones. Adulterants in turmeric further add to the problem and precipitate health issues.
Most Americans, especially the youth, are hooked to sodas, soft drinks, and energy drinks. These beverages contain many chemicals and artificial sweeteners that have an adverse health effect. Generally, a high intake of these drinks is said to cause diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic ailments. But, there are other ailments such as liver disease, osteoporosis, and obesity that are also linked to the consumption of these beverages.
An acidic environment within your body, puts you at a greater risk of acid reflux, cancer, osteoporosis, and arthritis. The key to treating such health conditions is ensuring that our blood remains at a healthy, almost-neutral pH. Baking soda helps neutralize the acid in our system and also acts as a natural antacid, thereby helping to fight off kidney stones, UTIs, acid reflux, and heartburn.
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Knowing how to tackle kidney stones will help you effectively dissolve these before they get too large or travel too far into the urinary tract. The properties of apple cider vinegar work together to help soften, reduce the size, and dissolve your kidney stones, and also help flush out your kidney. Combine it with water, honey, lemon juice, or baking powder, or apply it as a poultice to the areas that are causing you pain in order to treat your kidney stones.
Kidney stones are mineral deposits or salts of acid, that get accumulated in the kidneys. Medical surveys have confirmed that the occurrence of stones...
Turmeric and curcumin supplements are generally considered safe, posing no health risks. At extremely high doses of 1,000 mg per day, curcumin may cause mild digestive issues like acid reflux, flatulence, bloating, and diarrhea. This also means that only extremely high daily consumption of turmeric can cause gastrointestinal problems. Poor-quality turmeric contaminated with fillers may cause issues for those who are gluten intolerant.
Grapefruit, limes, lemons are some of the popular members of the citrus family. Studies have found that citrus fruits should be included daily in our diet as it can positively influence almost all bodily processes. It can boost immunity, reduce the risk of cancer, aid in weight loss, relieve constipation, prevent the formation of kidney stones as well as boost the health of both brain and heart.
General advice across different types of stones is to reduce sodium intake, in table salt and processed foods, and limit animal protein in your diet, particularly in the case of uric acid stones. Also avoid foods high in oxalates if you have calcium oxalate stones. Get tested to identify the type of stones you are likely to develop and modify your diet accordingly.
Urinary tract infections are caused when microbes, especially bacteria, infect different parts of the urinary system by entering it through the urethra. Women are more prone to UTIs than men across all ages. This is because their urethra is short and close to their anus and vagina. Men usually develop UTIs when their prostate gets enlarged as it prevents the bladder from emptying fully. Pregnancy, old age, diabetes, and being sexually active increases your risk of UTIs.
Drinking 10 to 12 cups of fluids each day increases urination and flushes out kidney stones. You can also add ½ cup lemon to 8 cups water for citrates, which stop stone formation. Eating less salt helps kidneys excrete less calcium into the urine. For antioxidants that prevent stone growth, drink green tea. Dandelion leaves and goldenrod increase urination, while the citrates in lemons and oranges stop the stones from clumping together.
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Kidney beans are the legumes that are available throughout the year and can be an easy, healthy inclusion in your diet. A possible addition...