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Thursday, April 17, 2008

How To Win the Battle Against Acute Kidney Failure

ACUTE KIDNEY FAILURE

Renal failure is a sudden or gradual loss of the kidney's ability to excrete wastage. I t isalso known as kidney failure. The abrupt or rapid decline is medically termed as Acute Renal Failure (ARF) and the gradual loss as Chronic Renal Failure (CRF).

Acute Renal Failure

Definition -- Acute kidney failure is the sudden loss of your kidneys' ability to perform their main function — eliminate excess fluid and electrolytes as well as waste material from your blood. When your kidneys lose their filtering ability, dangerous levels of fluid, electrolytes and waste accumulate in your body.

Acute kidney failure is most common in people who are already hospitalized, particularly people who need intensive care. Acute kidney failure tends to occur after complicated surgery, after a severe injury or when blood flow to your kidneys is disrupted.

Acute kidney failure can be serious and generally requires intensive treatment. However, acute kidney failure may be reversible. If you're otherwise in good health, you can recover normal kidney function.

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Signs and Symptoms -- Signs and symptoms of acute kidney failure may include:

  • Decreased urine output, although occasionally urine output remains normal

  • Fluid retention, causing swelling in your legs, ankles or feet

  • Drowsiness

  • Shortness of breath

  • Fatigue

  • Confusion

  • Seizures or coma in severe cases

  • Chest pain related to pericarditis, an inflammation of the sac-like membrane that envelops your heart

Because acute kidney failure is usually a complication of some other serious disorder, initially the signs and symptoms may go unnoticed or be attributed to the underlying disease.

Causes

Acute kidney failure has many possible causes, generally grouped according to the part of kidney function they affect. All your blood flows through your kidneys, which are the key organs in the complex system that removes excess fluid and waste material from the blood.

Your kidneys receive blood through your renal arteries, which branch off the main artery (the abdominal aorta) carrying oxygenated blood away from your heart.

On entering the kidneys, blood is diffused through an intricate network of filtering structures. These structures consist of nephrons — approximately 1 million of them — each containing a tuft of capillary blood vessels and tiny lobules that lead to larger collecting tubes.

The capillary tufts (glomeruli) filter fluid from your blood, extracting both waste products and substances your body needs continuously — sugar, amino acids, calcium and salts. The filtered fluid then enters the tubules, from which the bloodstream reabsorbs these vital materials. What remains is waste, which is excreted in your urine.

Underlying causes

Three types of conditions can cause acute kidney failure: (1) Pre-renal conditions, which disrupt blood flow on its way to the kidneys; (2) Renal conditions, which directly damage the structures of the kidneys; (3) Postrenal conditions, which interfere with the urinary excretion of waste from the filtering process

1.  Pre-renal causes

Extremely low blood pressure. -- Severe bleeding, infection in the bloodstream (sepsis), dehydration or shock can all lead to a drastic drop in blood pressure that prevents an adequate amount of blood from reaching your kidneys. Dangerously low blood pressure tends to follow traumatic injury.

Poor heart function. -- A heart attack or congestive heart failure can severely limit blood flow to your kidneys.

Low blood volume. -- Severe dehydration diminishes the volume of blood in your body and the amount available to your kidneys.

2.  Renal causes

Reduced blood supply within your kidneys.  Your kidneys don't just process blood for the rest of your body — they depend on an adequate blood supply of their own. Reduced blood flow to the kidneys, especially to the renal tubules, can result in acute renal failure.

In atherosclerosis, for example, deposits of cholesterol on the inner walls of arteries (plaques) may break up, releasing solid fragments into the bloodstream. These fragments (emboli) can get into the kidneys' circulation and accumulate in small vessels, severely restricting the blood supply and causing acute kidney failure, also known as atheroembolic kidney disease.

Hemolytic uremic syndrome. -- Hemolytic uremic syndrome — associated with certain strains of Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria — is a leading cause of acute kidney failure in children. The bacterium causes inflammation of the intestine. It also produces a toxin that causes damage and swelling in the lining of blood vessels, especially the small blood vessels (glomerular capillaries) in the kidneys. As red blood cells travel through the damaged blood vessels, they're often broken apart (hemolysis). This complex condition may result in acute kidney failure. 

Inflammation in the kidneys. -- Acute kidney failure may result from sudden inflammation of the spaces between the glomeruli and the tubules (acute interstitial nephritis) and inflammation of the glomeruli (acute glomerulonephritis). Acute interstitial nephritis is usually associated with an allergic reaction to a drug. Examples include certain antibiotics — especially streptomycin and gentamicin — and common pain medications, such as aspirin and ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others). Antibiotics pose a greater risk of acute kidney failure for people who already have liver or kidney disease or who use diuretics or other drugs that affect the kidneys.

Acute glomerulonephritis may follow a bacterial or viral infection, such as strep throat or hepatitis. Immune system diseases, such as lupus or IgA nephropathy (Berger's disease), also may trigger acute glomerulonephritis.

Toxic injury. -- Your kidneys are particularly vulnerable to toxic injury from alcohol, cocaine, heavy metals, solvents and fuels. Sometimes, these toxins can induce acute kidney failure. Some medications, including certain chemotherapy drugs and contrast dyes used in medical tests, have a similar effect in vulnerable people.

3.  Postrenal causes

Conditions that block the passage of urine out of the body (urinary obstructions) can, without treatment, also lead to acute kidney failure.

Ureter obstruction. -- Kidney stones in both of the tubes leading from your kidneys to your bladder (ureters) — or in a single ureter if only one kidney is functioning — can prevent the passage of urine, as can tumors pushing in on the ureters.

Bladder obstruction. -- In men, prostate enlargement is a common cause of urinary retention due to obstruction at the bladder outlet. Other obstructive bladder causes, in both men and women, include a bladder stone, blood clot, tumor or a nerve disorder that prevents the bladder from contracting properly. [SOURCE: Kinetics Product Guide]

Risk Factors

Conditions that increase your risk of acute kidney failure include:

  • Advanced age

  • Chronic infection

  • Diabetes

  • High blood pressure

  • Heart failure

  • Various blood disorders

  • Immune disorders, such as lupus, IgA nephropathy and scleroderma

  • Kidney diseases

  • Liver diseases

  • Prostate gland enlargement

  • Bladder outlet obstruction

Acute kidney failure almost always occurs in connection with another medical condition or event. In fact, most people who experience acute kidney failure are already in the hospital for other reasons, such as severe injury, complicated surgery or overwhelming infection.

Tests and Diagnosis

When signs and symptoms point to acute kidney failure, blood and urine tests pin down the diagnosis. Changes associated with acute kidney failure include:

  • Daily urine output usually falls to less than 2 cups (500 milliliters).

  • Blood urea and creatinine levels rise rapidly.

  • Blood electrolyte concentrations — levels of minerals such as sodium, potassium and calcium that regulate fluid balance and muscle function, plus many other vital processes — become unstable, causing swelling (edema) and lung congestion.

  • Blood potassium, in particular, rises rapidly, often to life-threatening levels.

Ultrasound is the imaging test most commonly used in diagnosing kidney failure, but your doctor may also order an abdominal computerized tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan.

In a few cases, your doctor may remove a small sample (biopsy) of kidney tissue and send it to a laboratory for microscopic examination to identify the cause of acute kidney failure.

Complications

The sooner the cause of your acute kidney failure is resolved, the more likely you'll be to recover your kidney function.

Occasionally, acute kidney failure causes permanent loss of kidney function, or end-stage renal disease. People with end-stage renal disease require either permanent dialysis — a mechanical filtration system for removing toxins and waste from your body — or a kidney transplant to survive.

Acute kidney failure may be fatal. Death rates are highest when the kidneys fail after surgery or trauma or in the context of severe, chronic medical problems.

Other factors that can adversely affect the outcome of acute kidney failure include multiorgan failure, multiple blood transfusions, a recent history of stroke or heart attack, or a postoperative stroke, advanced age, infection, gastrointestinal bleeding and pre-existing malnutrition.

Treatments and Drugs

The first goal is to treat the illness or injury that originally damaged your kidneys. Once that's under control, the focus will be on preventing the accumulation of excess fluids and wastes in your blood while your kidneys heal. This is best accomplished by limiting your fluid intake and following a high-carbohydrate, low-protein, low-potassium diet.

Your doctor may prescribe calcium, glucose or sodium polystyrene sulfonate (Kayexalate) to prevent the accumulation of high levels of potassium in your blood. Too much potassium in the blood can cause dangerous irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias).

1.  Dialysis

Most of the time, you also need to undergo temporary hemodialysis — often referred to simply as "dialysis" — to help remove toxins and excess fluids from your body while your kidneys heal. Dialysis, which is a mechanical way of filtering waste from your blood, is an imperfect but lifesaving substitute for kidney function.

In acute kidney failure, dialysis is usually done at a hospital or dialysis center, not at home. The treatment relies on an artificial kidney (dialyzer) to take over kidney function.

Blood is pumped out of your body to the artificial kidney through one of two routes — a catheter placed surgically in one of your main blood veins, or a surgically created junction between a vein and artery in your arm.

Inside the artificial kidney, your blood moves across membranes that filter out waste before being returned to your body. Less than 1 cup (237 milliliters) of blood is outside your body in the dialyzer and tubing at any one time.

2.  Hemodialysis


Prevention

Acute kidney failure is often impossible to prevent.  But you may reduce your risk by following these suggestions:

  • Don't abuse alcohol or drugs, including over-the-counter pain medications such as aspirin, acetaminophen and ibuprofen.
  • Avoid long-term exposure to heavy metals, such as lead, as well as to solvents, fuels and other toxic substances.

Carefully follow all of your doctor's recommendations for managing any chronic medical condition that increases your risk of kidney failure.

If you're at high risk of kidney damage induced by contrast dye used for certain X-rays — for example, if you have diabetes or multiple myeloma — your doctor may prescribe a dose of acetylcysteine before the procedure. This medicine can help prevent acute kidney failure under these circumstances.

[SOURCE:    Mayo Clinic.com ]  

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Know Your True Enemy

Over the years, research and studies conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) reveal that the biggest threat to man’s health is found in the kitchens and bathrooms of every household.

This enemy takes the form of basic household necessities such as laundry detergent, shampoo, toothpaste, facial cleanser, and many others.

Did you know that 98.68% of these household products are made from petrochemicals?

By using these products, we are also poisoning the earth and ourselves.


International organizations have constantly raised public awareness on saving the environment through massive media campaigns.

In 1960, Japan created the Consumers’ Alliance, and urged the public to refrain from using petrochemical products.

Threats to Health

Toxic ingredients from petrochemical products penetrate our bodies and are gradually harming our bodily functions.

The petrochemical ingredients, fluorescent agent, and other toxic materials present in most cleaning/laundry detergent, penetrate the inner layer of any fabric to squeeze out dirt, but at the same time, leave toxic materials within the fabric.

The residue then penetrates our skin and blood vessels.

Through direct contact with the skin, 0.53% of 1 mm/g of these ingredients enter the blood vessels, whereas 13 times of that amount can pass through the body if a person has open wounds or injuries.

Our bodies are constantly exposed to these harmful chemicals whenever our skin comes in contact with the clothes we wear, when we use kitchen utensils with harmful chemical residue, and when we inhale deadly gas from various petrochemical products.

Permanent Damage

Petrochemical products may not cause immediate harm, but they can accumulate in the body and cause organ dysfunction. Chemical accumulated within the blood leads to:

1. Acidity of the Blood

Chemical binds with protein in the blood. It dissolves protein and causes insufficient supply of protein level. It also produces carcinogenic toxicity, destroys anti-bodies, lowers immunity, causes haemolysis, harms red and white blood cells causing leukemia, and results in all kinds of diseases and deformed cells.


2. Damage of all toxicity-filtering organs

a. Liver (detoxifying organ)

When petrochemical detergents enter the body, they damage liver gland cells and cause liver dysfunction and cirrhosis.

Taiwan ranks No. 1 in the world, in terms of the number of people suffering from liver-related diseases.

Liver cancer is the leading cause of death in Taiwan. This is due to excessive use of petrochemical cleaners.

b. Kidney (toxicity-removing organ)

Use of petrochemical cleaners lead to increased cases of kidney dialysis, occurrence of backaches, and kidney/ reproductive system malfunction.


3. Cancer of the breast, uterus, prostate, skin, etc.

Research shows most women suffer from breast and cervical cancer due to excessive use of petrochemical cleaners. Women’s vital organs are sensitive o these chemicals whenever clothing (e.g., underwear) comes in contact with parts of the body.


4. Malfunction of the endocrine glands leading to unstable mental condition.

5. Damage of the cranial nervous system

  • Headache
  • Dementia
  • Weakening of the cranial nerve

6. Damage to genes due to deformity-catalytic effect.

a. According to an experiment conducted in Russia, animals giving birth to deformed offspring have amniotic fluid containing high levels of petrochemical residue.

b. In Japan, animal testing was performed on a prenant white mouse. The mouse was subjected to petrochemical agents for 7 days. When it gave birth, its offspring showed signs of hemorrhaging skin and organ disorders (i.e. cancer) and deformed joints.


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INGREDIENTS:

  • Sodium carbonate -- the only type of alkaline with strong cleaning powers that helps protect and disinfect the skin.
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Directions:

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Results:

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  • Blue Miracle helps soften clothes.
  • The product has strong cleansing effect. It produces fewer bubbles and leaves no residue, making it easy to wash off.
  • The product contains fast-decomposing properties.
  • It contains no fluorescent and bleaching agents. It cleans clothes naturally.
  • Blue Miracle cleans clothes thoroughly. It is even capable of washing out fluorescent agents from clothes' surface, caused by regular detergents. It deeply penetrates clothing while bringing back the fabric's original color.
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2. For Kitchenwares

Directions:

  • Scrub pots and pans with Blue Miracle.
  • For tough dirt, apply Blue Miracle on surface and let it stand for 5 minutes before wiping off.

Results

  • Easily cleans out dirt and oil from trays and pans, making them clean and sparkle like new ones. It also prevents corrosion and protects gold, copper, and silverware.

3. For Fruits and Vegetables

Directions

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Results

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4. For Any Surface (e.g. stainless, enamel, brick, marble, etc.)

Directions

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Results

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  • Blue Miracle repels insects and prevents corrosion/rust formation and tough dirt build-up.

5. For Heavy-stained Equipment (e.g. exhaust fans)

Directions

  • Scrub out layers of tough dirt/grease from equipment then spray with Blue Miracle (liquid form).
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Results

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Directions

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7. For Kitchen/Bathroom Furniture and Fixtures

Directions

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Results

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Directions

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Results

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Directions

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Results

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Directions

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Poison In Your Shampoo?


What motivates you to buy that favorite shampoo you are using now?

Your movie idol uses it?  Your mom buys that same brand? Your doctor recommends it?

...mas mura...mas ekonomiya? 
For health reasons?



Truth About Shampoos
Almost all shampoos have SLS or sodium lauryl sulfate.

The Journal of the American College of Toxicity (Vol 2, No 7, 1983), says that SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate) can damage the immune system, causing separation of skin layers and inflammation of the skin.


It penetrates into the skin and into the eyes, and is also held in the brain, heart, and the liver, even if you wash it right after using it.



A single drop stays in the brain and the body for five days. It denatures proteins of eye tissues - impairing eye development permanently.



It is a mutagen. It is capable of changing the information of genetic material found in the cells.


It lowers brain acuity and is attributed to blindness, yet is commonly used in shampoos, toothpaste, and other personal hygiene products.

Regular shampoos contain harsh chemicals. Baby shampoos advertised as gentle and "no tears," contain some of the worst chemicals, including anesthetizing agents, to cover up the burning sensation that would otherwise be caused when the chemical contacts the eyes.

Imagine what effect these agents have on the eyes and brain, especially after repeated uses.

Everything that touches your scalp is absorbed into your brain first. So, think twice before choosing to bleach, dye, or perm your hair.

Use natural alternatives.




Use BLUE MIRACLE, a safe, non-toxic, effective, and versatile cleaner. It is a great substitute for commercial detergents being sold in the market today. It preserves the environment and protects us from pollution.



BLUE MIRACLE is affordable, practical and convenient to use. It contains NO phosphorous, enzymes, flourescent materials, artificial colors, bleaching agents, etc.



This unique product has passed the Taiwan Community Inspection Bureau and tests conducted by environmental groups as well as scientific organizations in Beijing, Singapore, Hongkong, Japan, and the Philippines.




Awards and Recognition
  • recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) during the 9th International Congress
  • awarded the Taiwan Environmental Label #0516
  • awarded the Singapore Environmental Label #00909009
  • passed the test conducted by the China Environmental Analytic Center
  • awarded the Honorary Environmental Labe HJBZ-H-005 by China's National Environmental Protection Bureau
Safety and Non-Toxicity Certification
  • proof of product non-toxicity from China Technology on Science of Preventive Medicine and Bureau of Environmental Health (U1052)
  • passed the test from Shanghai Preventive Disease Control Center (No. F0939)
  • passed the Taiwan Armed Forces Hospital Infection Disease Control Board on Bacteria Testing
  • First detergent to pass the Taiwan Agriculture Toxic, Oral Toxicity and Skin Toxicity Tests on white mice
  • Passed the Japanese Department of Food Analysis and Experiment's oral toxic experiment (No. 199082511) and dermal toxic experiment (No. 199082511-001)
  • Passed the Japanese Food Analysis and Experiment on the decomposition of organisms of more than 99%.
  • Awarded by the China Product Quality Test Association. Blue Miracle is highly recommended and considered a quality product (No. CAQ1HP269)
BLUE MIRACLE: Man's Answer to Environmental Pollution
Many people have been amazed by the power of Blue Miracle. Sea Energe's Research and Development Team has created a product line that can finally end man's dependence on PETROCHEMICAL products.

The sea is a key component of the earth. It is rich in minerals and resources, necessary for survival and pollution prevention.

Blue Miracle is very affordable, practical, effective and convenient to use. It is safe and NON-TOXIC. It contains NO phosphorous, fluorescent materials, artificial colors, bleaching agents.

INGREDIENTS
  • Sodium Carbonate - the only type of alkaline that has strong powers. It helps protect and disinfect the skin.
  • High quality coconut oil
  • Sea water from Salt Lake, Utah, USA
  • Edible raw materials based on ancient Chinese formulation and organism Energe theory

And So I Declared To Myself Thereafter

It was on November 24, 2007 when I first learned of a company, Kinetics Philippines, Inc., exclusively distributing amazing herbal products, with fast-acting effect, comparable to pharmaceutical drugs, during one of its regular Health and Business Opportunity (HBO) meetings here in Iligan City.

I saw it myself how it worked when we tried giving these products to one of the barangay kagawads in Brgy. Putungan, Dapitan City, who suffered a stroke right after the barangay elections in October 29, 2007.

He could hardly speak then. His words were undecipherable when we spoke to him at his residence. He could not even hold a pen with his right hand to sign up his registration form. He wanted to buy the products at a discount, so he signed-up as a distributor. His finances were drained after he spent more than a hundred thousand in the hospital.


He took FLUSH 24, the amazing product which detoxifies and cleanses all the toxins from his body. It contains four sachets of powdered herbs which is taken at 6pm, 8pm, and then again at 6am and 8am the following day. We also gave him FIBROMYOL and IMMUNOL.

On the third day, he was able to coherently talk to his wife and children.

When I called him up by cellphone the following week, he proudly announced to me that he could now talk clearly. Yes, indeed, I was talking to him and could clearly understand every word he uttered. He also told me he was attending now all the sessions and meetings of the barangay.

I declared to myself thereafter, that I shall spend the rest of my spare time to share to my relatives, friends, and anyone who will care to listen, the wonders of these products, and the benefits the company handsomely compensates its networkers for promoting its products.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Kinetics Products

Below are the list of phytonutrient herbal products promoted by Kinetics Philippines Incorporated (KPI):

1. Herbal Capsules
3. Herbal Suppository



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