Kidney Failure Information

Mar 5, 2022

Understanding Kidney Failure

Kidney failure, also known as renal failure, occurs when the kidneys lose their ability to function properly. It is a serious medical condition that requires immediate attention. At Sanctuary Therapies, we provide you with comprehensive information about kidney failure, its causes, symptoms, treatments, and preventive measures.

Causes of Kidney Failure

Kidney failure can have various causes, including:

  • Chronic kidney disease (CKD): Long-term kidney damage due to conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, or autoimmune diseases.
  • Acute kidney injury (AKI): Sudden loss of kidney function caused by severe infections, dehydration, medications, or trauma.
  • Polycystic kidney disease (PKD): Inherited disorder causing the growth of cysts in the kidneys, impairing their function.
  • Glomerulonephritis: Inflammation of the kidney's filtering units, leading to kidney damage.
  • Urinary tract obstruction: Blockage in the urinary tract due to kidney stones, tumors, or enlarged prostate.

Signs and Symptoms

The signs and symptoms of kidney failure may vary and can include:

  • Decreased urine output: Producing less urine or experiencing frequent urination during the night.
  • Swelling: Fluid retention causing swelling of the legs, ankles, face, or hands.
  • Fatigue: Feeling tired, weak, and lacking energy.
  • Shortness of breath: Difficulty breathing or feeling short of breath.
  • Nausea and vomiting: Persistent feeling of sickness accompanied by vomiting.
  • High blood pressure: Uncontrolled or sudden rise in blood pressure levels.
  • Changes in urine: Foamy or dark-colored urine, blood in urine, or increased frequency of urination.

Treatment Options

At Sanctuary Therapies, we believe in offering alternative and natural medicine options for kidney failure. While traditional medical treatments such as dialysis and kidney transplant are commonly recommended, our approach focuses on holistic healing and supporting the body's natural functions.

Our treatment options include:

  1. Acupuncture: Stimulating specific points on the body to promote overall balance and well-being.
  2. Herbal medicine: Utilizing the healing properties of herbs to support kidney health and improve overall renal function.
  3. Dietary changes: Developing a tailored nutrition plan to minimize the burden on the kidneys and promote healing.
  4. Lifestyle modifications: Incorporating stress-reducing techniques, exercise, and adequate rest for overall well-being.
  5. Supplement recommendations: Suggesting specific supplements that can support kidney health and aid in the healing process.

Preventing Kidney Failure

While kidney failure can sometimes be unavoidable, there are steps you can take to reduce the risk:

Stay hydrated: Drinking an adequate amount of water can help maintain healthy kidney function.

Eat a balanced diet: Incorporating fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins can provide essential nutrients and support kidney health.

Exercise regularly: Engaging in physical activity can improve overall circulation and promote kidney health.

Manage chronic conditions: Controlling conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure can help prevent kidney damage.

Avoid excessive medication use: Taking medications only as prescribed and discussing potential kidney impacts with healthcare professionals.

Limit alcohol consumption: Excessive alcohol consumption can harm kidney function over time.


Understanding kidney failure and its potential causes, symptoms, treatments, and preventive measures is crucial in maintaining optimal health. At Sanctuary Therapies, we strive to provide you with the knowledge and alternative treatment options that can complement traditional medical interventions. Our holistic approach aims to support your overall well-being while addressing the specific needs of your kidneys.

Jordan Resendes
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