Several different factors and conditions may cause scarring of kidney tissue. The most common ones are the chronic renal failure conditions that develop over months and years.
The 3 most common causes of chronic renal failure are related to:
2. High blood pressure,
3. Chronic Glomerulonephritis.
Diabetesand High Blood Pressureare responsible for up to two-thirds of the cases.
Diabetic kidney disease happens to some people with insulin-dependent diabetes. The exact cause is unknown. Some think high blood glucose levels trigger the onset of kidney disease. Others think that this may be the result of the body’s immune response to the insulin.
It causes infection of the kidney; wasting of the kidney cells; and damage to its tiny blood vessels.
High blood pressure, or hypertension, occurs when the pressure of your blood against the walls of your blood vessels increases. If not controlled, high blood pressure can be a cause of chronickidney disease.
In return, kidney scarring may cause high blood pressure. This high blood pressure loop may then worsen the damage to the kidneys and increase kidney scarring.
In both cases, infection and high blood pressure increase inflammation and, therefore, scar tissue in the kidneys.
This is a group of diseases that are the third most common type of kidney disease. The“glomerulo” refer to the clusters of blood vessels that filter wastes out of the blood for excretion in urine. The “sclerosis” refers to the kidney scarring that result from it.
Glomerulosclerosis is not caused by a single disease. It can have several different causes – and resulting scarring from them. They can cause acute inflammation of both kidneys simultaneously and damage to the kidney’s filtering units.
The cause of the inflammation can be due to the body’s response to invading bacteria, especially a streptococcal infection, which is responsible for respiratory (chest and throat) infections. Sometimes the body’s response is insufficient and clumps of bacteria become lodged on the walls of the glomeruli. This causes severe inflammation and can cause some of the glomeruli to rupture.
If this infection becomes chronic (ongoing) the kidney cells that filter the blood become increasing unable to function. This results in high blood pressure, heart failure and kidney failure. In this case, both Monolaurin to kill the infection and Bio-Fibrin, to dissolve the resulting scar tissue, are needed.
In Fibrillary Glomerulonephritis, a large volume of unusual proteins enter the filters. The proteins become trapped in the straining layers, disrupting filtration. In some instances these proteins also activate the immune system, causing inflammation.
The damage allows large amounts of proteins to spill into the urine. As the swelling progresses filtering units are damaged beyond repair and are replaced by scar tissue. With the loss of enough filters, the kidneys lose the ability to filter and clean the blood. This condition is known as end-stage kidney disease.
Focal Glomerulosclerosis means that only some of kidneys’ glomeruli have been damaged, while some are still normal. This means that the scarring is more limited.
Glomerulonephritis is an inflammation of the glomeruli. About 10 to 15% of people with glomeruonephritis develop glomerulosclerosis (scarring). Glomerulosclerosis is a chronic disease, because the scarred glomeruli cannot be repaired (with standard drugs). Standard treatment can slow the progression of kidney disease and everyone is different in how they respond to treatment and the rate of disease progression. Over time, some patients with glomerulosclerosis gradually get worse until they reach kidney failure. Our protocol is of immense help here.
Other Kidney Diseases
Hematuria – Another effect of kidney scarring is the presence of blood in the urine, also called hematuria. Similar to the effect of protein, as the walls of the blood vessels in the kidneys harden, red blood cells can leak into the urine. This blood in the urine may cause urine to appear pink or light brown in color. If only small numbers of red blood cells are leaking into the urine, the color may be unaffected, so the hematuria can only be detected by medical tests.
Medullary, or Polycystic kidney disease – is an inherited condition. It belongs to a group of diseases known as cystic kidney disease. Genetic changes cause abnormal blisters of fluid (cysts) to grow in the kidneys. It is congenital (you are born with it), familial (runs in families) and affects both sexes. It is more usually seen in adults between the ages of 30 and 50.
The cysts develop in the inner part (medulla) of the kidney. The cysts enlarge slowly and cause pressure on the cells in the kidney, eventually damaging them. Scar tissue forms and the kidneys shrink as the outer section (cortex) thins. The kidneys lose their ability to remove enough fluid from filtered wastes and pass great amounts of undiluted urine. There is no cure, but our protocol can help. This condition often causes kidney failure in people between 20 and 50 years of age.
NephroticSyndrome – usually develops in people with other kidney problems or diseases in which kidney involvement is secondary. These might include glomerulonephritis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, severe high blood pressure or poisoning or adverse drug reactions. Tests would then have shown a raised level of protein in the urine and a raised level of fat in the blood, which are characteristic of the disorder.
The treatment of the nephrotic syndrome is to rid the body of excess fluid, reduce the protein in her urine and reduce the fat in her blood. Regular medical treatments can help with this – just be careful not to pick up any infections, as it can lower resistance and make a person more susceptible (our Monolaurin can help here). Regular medical check-ups will help ensure that the condition continues to improve.
Progressive Renal Failure – is another name given to many of these conditions. Kidney scarring reduces the ability of kidneys to filter wastes out of the bloodstream, resulting in progressive renal failure. If kidney scarring is left untreated, renal failure may progress to total kidney failure, a life-threatening medical condition. If the kidneys completely fail, kidney transplant or kidney dialysis, a complicated procedure that uses a machine to filter blood, is necessary in order for a patient to survive.
Proteinuria – Kidney scarring often results in excessive amounts of protein excreted in the urine, a condition known as proteinuria. As the blood vessels in the kidneys become damaged from scarring, the walls of the blood vessels begin to leak protein from the bloodstream into the urine. The excess protein may cause urine to take on a foamy or frothy appearance. Proteinuria is one of the first signs of kidney scarring, and many tests for kidney scarring involve testing for high levels of protein in the urine.
Pyelonephritis – is an inflammation of the funnel part of the kidney (known as the pelvis) that collects urine from the kidney itself. It is caused by an infection, which may travel upwards along the urinary tract from the bladder or may arise in the blood. It is more common in females than males. Retention of urine in the bladder is a common cause.
The infection results in destruction of the nephrons (microstructures in the kidney that filter waste from microscopic blood vessels). The outcome depends on the amount of viable kidney tissue left when the infection clears up. The onset is sudden and may be accompanied by a convulsion in a child.
Treatment usually involves drinking lots of water and other fluids to flush the infection out of the kidney. Your doctor will take a urine sample to determine the cause and will prescribe an antibiotic to fight the specific infection.
It is very important that the infection is completely cleared up as it can become chronic and destroy the nephrons, leading to chronic renal failure. We would recommend both the antibiotic and Monolaurin and to play no naturalistic games here. The stakes are too high.
Reflux Nephropathy – is a backward flow of the urine up to the kidney.
Other conditions that affect the kidneys include:
Inherited diseases, such as polycystic kidney disease, which causes large cysts to form in the kidneys and damage the surrounding tissue.
Malformations that occur as a baby develops in its mother’s womb. For example, a narrowing may occur that prevents normal outflow of urine and causes urine to flow back up to the kidney. This causes infections and may damage the kidneys.
Lupus and other diseases that affect the body’s immune system.
Obstructions caused by problems like kidney stones, tumors or an enlarged prostate gland in men.
Repeated urinary infections.
Final Note: We do not claim to heal the causes of inflammation and resulting scar tissue. However, our protocols and recommended formulas can radically reduce the inflammation and scar tissue resulting from them!