Recommendation Essential Fatty Acids"...] Fish oil supplementation is promising and does not produce the risks associated with corticosteroid and immunosuppressive drug use..."
Recommendation against Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)"The authors of the following study believe it shows that vitamin C supplementation leads to a significant increase in serum oxalate levels in dialysis patients..."
See Chronic Renal Failure.
Recommendation Essential Fatty Acids"There have been a variety of trials of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation in patients with a variety of renal disorders..."
Recommendation Vitamin Folic Acid"...Taking 5mg of folic acid daily can significantly lower these homocysteine levels..."
Recommendation Homeopathic Remedies"Reports by doctors using homeopathy say that patient response is better in those who have not yet started with dialysis..."
Relationship to Magnesium Toxicity"High levels of magnesium can develop in patients with kidney failure and in elderly people whose kidney functions are reduced..." Recommendation against Magnesium"If you have kidney problems, taking magnesium supplements may make you accumulate the mineral too quickly, which could be toxic..."
Recommendation Vitamin E" Vitamin E levels, independent of dietary intake, have been found to be lower in patients with chronic renal failure..."
Slow and progressive deterioration of kidney function. Also called kidney failure, usually irreversible.
CRI is the stage where the kidneys are functioning at less than 50 per cent of normal. Measurement of kidney function is done through laboratory tests that include serum creatinine and/or 24-hour urine collections for creatinine clearance. At this stage, most individuals do not have any obvious symptoms.
an irreversible stage of chronic renal failure in which kidney function is compromised but does not yet require dialysis treatment or kidney transplantation; CRI typically precedes ESRD.
A permanent decline in kidney function that also can lead to growth failure. Children with CRI produce a normal amount of growth hormone, but do not properly use the growth hormone they make.
Recommendation Heavy Metal Detoxification / Avoidance"A study evaluated 272 men and women with chronic renal failure and found that there was a significantly increased risk from exposure to lead, copper, chromium, tin, mercury, welding fumes, silicon containing compounds, grain dust and oxygenated hydrocarbons..."
Recommendation Chitosan"...Mean serum cholesterol went down 43% and mean serum hemoglobin increased from 5..."
Recommendation Essential Fatty Acids"...These trials suggest that such therapy may be of use in the treatment of IgA nephropathy and chronic renal failure..."
Recommendation Essential Fatty Acids"...Dietary polyunsaturated fatty acid manipulation results in an anti-inflammatory..."
The Condition"...include glomerulonephritis of any type (one of the most common causes), polycystic kidney disease, hypertension, Alport syndrome, reflux nephropathy, obstruction, kidney stones, infection, and analgesic toxicity..."
The Condition"...Hypertension, congestive heart failure, urinary tract infections, kidney stones, obstructions of the urinary tract, glomerulonephritis, and other disorders should be treated as appropriate..."