Drugs are substances manufactured by pharmaceutical companies to ease the pain/discomfort you are feeling. Despite it bringing many benefits, long term usage will bring harm to the kidneys as any drug you use will pass through the kidney to excrete waste and maintain the blood pressure. If there are high levels of toxic chemicals in the blood along with increased age, it will eventually impair the kidney function as well.
Typically, a healthy kidney is able to protect itself, but diseases will reduce the blood pressure in the body as well as the blood pressure in the kidney, leading to chronic kidney disease (CKD). Patients who currently have hypertension and diabetes are more prone to kidney diseases.
The biggest culprit in causing kidney failure is long term and unregulated use of over-the-counter medications called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) which includes pain relievers and cold medicines (aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen). Some medications can cause damage such as blocking urine flow, damaging certain kidney cells when trying to filter the drugs out and possibly causing allergies if taken in high doses.
The next time you’re feeling unwell, do ask your doctor/ pharmacist on the types of medication you should avoid so that you can be more aware of taking better care of yourself. Prevention is always better than cure and the best way to do so is to keep yourself well informed. Open communication and transparency is needed for the health professional to understand your needs better.
Fatty liver is often a byproduct of lifestyle choices and it is caused by the buildup of excess fat in the liver, which could cause liver inflammation/ liver damage and be at risk of diseases such as alcoholic fatty liver disease (AFLD) or nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). It is normal to have some amount of fat in the liver but too much of it could cause undesired health problems.
Alcoholic fatty liver disease (AFLD) is caused by a person who consumes too much alcohol, whereas nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) happens when the person has a fatty liver but does not consume any alcohol. Risk factors include consuming too much alcohol, being obese, having metabolic diseases (high blood pressure/ insulin resistance) and having diabetes.
With the rise in modern society’s standards of living, habits like drinking too much alcohol, staying up late, eating a high-fat diet, and excessive weight loss will cause the liver to store an excessive amount of fat (5–10%), which causes “deformation” of the liver cells, an increase in transaminase, and the eventual development of cirrhosis and liver cancer.
Healthtalk (Raisintree) 2 – Protect Your Liver Health
RaisinTree is the ideal beverage to enhance and protect your liver health. The better we take care of our liver health, the better it will take care of us.
Enjoy the delicious taste of RaisinTree daily, and especially before and after a party. Other main ingredients include American ginseng and monk fruit (luo han guo).