Trans4mind Home Page
~ A Journey of Self-Discovery ~

Explore Article Library

Kidney Health: It's Not Just About Kidney Stones

By George McKenzie

A kidney is a reddish brown, bean-shaped organ that filters

waste minerals and toxins from the blood. The kidneys

regulate acid concentration and the kidneys maintain the

water balance in the human body by producing urine.

Kidneys also make hormones that help keep bones strong blood healthy.

Kidneys that aren't functioning properly allow harmful

toxins to build up. This may causes blood pressure to rise,

the body will accumulate fluids, and may not produce enough

red blood cells.

Here are the most common kidney problems.

Kidney Stones: A kidney stone is a hard mass that

accumulates in the urinary tract when crystals separate from

the urine and build up on the inner surfaces of the kidney.

In most people, urine contains chemicals that prevent these

crystals from forming kidney stones. People who suffer from

kidney stones, for reasons that aren't always completely

understood, don't have inhibitors that prevent crystal


Anyone who has ever had kidney stones will tell you the pain

can be so severe that it reduces them to tears.

Kidney stones are not a product of modern diets or

lifestyle. Evidence of kidney stones has been found in 7000

year old human remains in Egypt.

Men tend to get kidney stones more often than women.

Kidney Infections: If a person has low resistance, germs

from the bladder can travel up the ureters to the kidneys

and begin to multiply. An acute kidney infection starts

suddenly with severe symptoms, then quickly comes to an end. A chronic kidney infection develops slowly and grows worse with time. A chronic kidney infection can lead to kidney


Kidney Cysts: A kidney cyst is an abnormal pouch that

contains fluid. The simple kidney cyst is the most common


The cause of a simple kidney cyst isn't completely understood. But there's no evidence that kidney cysts are an inherited condition. One or more kidney cysts may develop at

a time on the small tubes in the kidneys.

Kidney cysts do not generally present symptoms and usually

kidney cysts cause no harm. Very often people don't even

know they have a kidney cyst. However, a kidney cyst can

cause pain if it grows large enough to press on other


Sometimes a kidney cyst can become infected and start to

bleed. If that happens, a kidney cyst can increase blood

pressure, but it usually don't impair kidney function.

A kidney cyst won't require treatment if no complications

are present. But if symptoms occur, a kidney cyst may

require surgery.

Kidney Cancer: Kidney cancer accounts for approximately

three percent of all adult cancers in the United States. The

American Cancer Society reports that more than 30,000 new

cases of kidney cancer are diagnosed each year and about

12,000 people die from kidney cancer annually.

Kidney cancer tends to appear in adults in middle age,

usually after age 50. Kidney cancer strikes men twice as

often as women.

The most common type of kidney cancer occurs in the part of

the kidney that filters blood and produces the urine. This

type of kidney cancer is called renal cell cancer, or renal

cell carcinoma. Another type of adult kidney cancer is a

tumor which arises in the part of the kidney where the urine

collects. This type of kidney cancer is called transitional

cell carcinoma. The most frequent sign of kidney cancer in

adults is blood in the urine.

About The Author
George McKenzie is a freelance writer and CEO of Mastermind Learning Systems. He has suffered from kidney stones since age 12, motivating him to create a kidney health resource site site.


Careers & Employment
Grief & Loss
Kids & Teens
Public Speaking
Self Help
Self Improvement & Motivation
Sexual Relations
Stress Management
Travel and Leisure

From our extensive site, you'll find good info on many topics using this search:

Want to renew your life?

Our online, interactive video workshops present the most effective methods of holistic personal development...
Start off with a Free Life Assessment and a Free Consultation...

Have a question about Trans4mind Training?

Frequently Asked Questions
What Are Our Fees?
Email Peter Shepherd

Support your personal development with these popular and effective hypnosis downloads...

This is our selection of favorites, but there's a session for every need! Choose from over 800 Hypnosis Downloads...
Search now on an issue that interests or concerns you...

Welcome to the New Wave in Meditation Technology

Click here to learn more about the iAwake Profound Meditation Program
The iAwake Profound Meditation Program
is a way of enhancing your meditation practice, making meditation not only easier and more enjoyable, but also more efficient and effective.
Profound Meditation provides the smoothest, deepest, richest, most profound meditation experience available anywhere...
Here is a link to a free 20-minute track from iAwake Technologies - a sample of the type of tools that will deepen your meditation immediately and help you quickly become a successful meditator. It's the opening track of iAwake's flagship product, the Profound Meditation Program, called the iAwake Experience...
Learn More and Download the iAwake Experience
We think you'll find this technology a tremendous aid on your transformative journey of becoming your best and most creative self - and you can get started today!
And here's a fantastic resource for self-education...

The World of Inspiration eLibrary

World of Inspiration
A treasure trove of personal development wisdom

Step inside. Just like a real library, there are thousands of quality eBooks presented on three "floors" and in different "rooms." To purchase your $15 Lifetime Membership to the World of Inspiration eLibrary, click the following button:

Payment is made through our secure transaction agent, PayPal.
The transaction is in the language and currency of your choice.
"I want to just say 'WOW!' This collection is probably the best money I ever spent! I've already received many times over in personal enrichment after just 9 days. I've had a past metaphysical background, but even newcomers to this material will really benefit. Thanks again." ~ J.S. (Pennsylvania, USA)
"The collection is everything which you promised. And more! A superb contribution to the good of the world. Many thanks indeed." ~ R.P. (Georgia, USA)
"Just a short note of thanks for the library. I've only had membership for several days now but I already feel this is perhaps the most interesting compilation I have yet seen. Worth far more than the price of admission. The browser linked structure works well and makes it easy to manage such a large storehouse of information. It is rarely that I find something I like as much as this or that I feel strongly enough to write a note like this." ~ P.W. (Minnesota, USA)
Copyright © 1997-2016 Trans4mind Ltd