Life-style & Homoeopathy

Excessive Salt Consumption can Lead to Kidney Failure

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The building block of life are the cells and their dynamic congregation. Their movements create a flow of life with its pulse , beat and throb. A providential but symbiotic equilibrium among them maintains the flow of life. Every day they regenerate and are self- sustained by their interaction and adaptation with both inside and outside forces. There are several engines that pull and push their orbit in harmony and keep its momentum and unique dance in proper rhythm. One such engine that keeps them renewed and rejuvenated is salt – known figuratively as the salt of life.

The human body cannot live without some sodium or salt. It’s needed to transmit nerve impulses, contract and relax muscle fibers (including those in the heart and blood vessels), and maintain a proper fluid balance.

Salt has played a critical role in ancestral food preparation for thousands of years. Yet, in the last few decades, salt has been made into somewhat of a villain as it’s been associated with hypertension and heart disease.

A high salt diet will alter this sodium balance, causing the kidneys to have reduced function and remove less water resulting in higher blood pressure. This puts strain on the kidneys and can lead to kidney disease.

Today we discuss what if we consume it more? Can it harm our kidneys? Yes!
The organism removes excess water from the body by filtering blood through kidneys. This needs a balance of sodium and potassium in the body to pull the water across the wall from the bloodstream into a collecting channels of the kidneys. A high salt diet will alter sodium-potassium balance, causing the kidneys to have reduced function and remove less water resulting in higher blood pressure. This puts strain on the kidneys and can lead to kidney disease.

The high blood pressure is like hammer on the delicate channels of kidneys
Also, high salt intake has been shown to increase the amount of protein in the urine which is a major risk factor for a decline in kidney function. There is also increasing evidence that a high salt intake may increase deterioration of kidney disease in people already suffering from kidney problems.

About 229 per million people in the India have chronic kidney disease (CKD). And 1 lakh patients enter into renal replacement programs annually.

Who is at risk?
People of Black African and South Asian descent are 3-5 times more likely to suffer from kidney failure as compared to white Caucasians. South Asian patients with diabetes are 10 times more likely to go on to have kidney failure. High blood pressure also puts the kidney under excess stress leading to deterioration of function.

How does salt contribute?
Salt intake increases the amount of urinary protein which is a major risk factor for developing kidney disease and cardiovascular disease.

Homoeopathy can Cure:
Understanding the disease in its very budding state is the key to success. Mostly people do not care about excess intake of salt in their food. They keep liking and relishing it. But when one goes to consult a homoeopathic Dr., he enquires these habits in the person and maps out all the risks and select a medicine which can remove the very tendency to consume more salt. This treatment actually nips the disease at its root.

Watch yourself and your food habits and report to your homoeopathic Consultant to help you better and the resultant diseases.

You can contact AHC …


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