How often does one take the time to look down at the ingredients in the packaged food they plan on eating? How often does one think about how the corn syrup correlated into these ingredients is harmful as it filters through the systems of the body? Our body works as one well oiled machine. Our blood, working as the analytical oil, touches every system and organ in the body. This ingredient makes its way from our mouth to our stomach to our intestines, where its waste is brought into the blood vessel. This circulates through the vessel and through the systems of our body. Finally it makes its way to the kidney, our own personal filtration system. After many years of eating the processed food, that our culture has unfortunately become so accustomed to, these ingredients start to take a toll on our bodies. Just like if one decided not to change the oil in his or her car, or when they did it was the cheapest oil around. This oil cycles through your car, touching all the essential parts that make the car run. Sooner than later your car parts need to be replaced so that your car can have lasting life. Our bodies work in this same way, and by taking the time to observe the products that we put into our system will allow us to live stronger and longer lives.
Kidney failure is one of the many diseases that usually occur as side effects to other problems that arise due to our intake of toxins, most of which we are unaware are toxins at all. Even Ibuprofen or aspirin taken over long periods of time can be one of the harmful causes of kidney failure. Processed food with huge amounts of corn syrup, cigarettes, and excessive alcohol, coffee and salt intake all play a role in leading to organ failing outcomes. Whatever organ or hormone is failing due toxic intake or hereditary inheritances, the kidney has to bare the hardship and compensate to clean the blood.
People with diabetes have higher risk for kidney failure. Diabetes is caused by the failure of the pancreatic gland to produce insulin. Although diabetes can be hereditary, it can also occur from mistreatment of the body. Insulin, which is produced by the pancreas aids in the cell intake of glucose. Glucose, more commonly known as sugar, is our body’s fuel; it’s how we get up and go. Someone with diabetes may not produce insulin at all, enough insulin, or their body can no longer detect and use the insulin for its purpose. This causes the glucose to stay in the blood stream instead of being taken in by the cells to feed us energy. After a while this extra sugar, which ends up in the kidney to be filtered out of the body, affects the kidney negatively.
As well as being caused by kidney failure, high blood pressure can cause kidney failure, and uncontrolled high blood pressure or hypertension can speed up the progression of kidney failure. Good control and treatment of blood pressure may slow the progression of kidney failure and delay or prevent the need for dialysis. In fact, controlling blood pressure is the only thing proven to delay the need for dialysis, according to Baxter international Inc. Getting blood pressure checked is essential in healthy living.
There is a list of other causes such as, Glumerulonephritis, polycystic kidney disease, renovascular disease, chronic pyelonephritis, Lupus erthematosus, Kidney stones, and obstructive nephropathy. The focus of this article is not to focus on every cause of Kidney failure, but to highlight that unfortunately Kidney failure is prevalent and in most cases preventable. When our Kidneys have already reached an unhealthy stage of no return, transplant or Hemodialysis –when a machine filters the blood rather than the kidney– are the only options to sustaining a life.
If the steps that help avoid diseased kidneys are not taken, then the medical field surrounding the later preventative steps in progressed kidney disease will exist, and Hemodialysis technicians will be needed as essential health care professionals. American College of Nursing (ACN) is offering a new program for people who want to further their education in this particular medical field. Whether you are an RN or LVN who wants to become an advanced Hemodialysis Technician or just train in the field, or a student fresh out of high school; American College of Nursing is recruiting all driven participants to broaden their horizons.
As time lives on so does disease. Join the fight in prevention with American College of Nursing. Take a stand to brighten your future and to help better the lives of those who are suffering from kidney failure. Take the simple steps to enlighten yourself and help a stranger, because one day that stranger on the other end could be you. Find out about Hemodialysis Technician Program * * where highly trained professionals who have worked in the field for years will train you by calling us at 925.689.9900. Select the finest oil for your machine and give your parts the chance at a long lasting life. Fight the cause with prevention and fight disease with skill.
Written By: Nichole Kane- marketing specialist
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