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While the studies linked below are confusing at best, it is clear to me that pre-myeloma patients can develop kidney damage as a symptom of this asymptomatic blood disorder.
The challenge for any patient diagnosed with MGUS or SMM (pre-myeloma) is that they are told to watch and wait and not to worry. So do you watch and wait or undergo therapies in hopes of improving your kidney function?
While a kidney cleanse or kidney detoxes are less than evidence-based therapies, they are all you can do if you want to improve your kidney function. Scroll all the way down the page to learn more about kidney cleansing.
If you have been diagnosed with MGUS, SMM or MM and your creatinine or other kidney function tests are abnormal, please ask your oncologist to have an immunofluoresence study.
Read the posts linked below to learn more about kidney involvement in pre-myeloma
Consider pre-myeloma therapies such as:
Have you been diagnosed with a stage of pre-myeloma? Do you have kidney involvement? Scroll down the page, post a question or comment and I will reply to you ASAP.
“Indeed, a growing number of pathologic renal conditions are being attributed to a clonal plasma cell disorder that is less “myeloma-like” and more “MGUS-like” in terms of its bulk and proliferative rate.11,12 Unfortunately, the current diagnostic schema fails to properly categorize the hematologic disorder in these patients. Because they do not meet conditions for smoldering multiple myeloma or MM, these patients are mistakenly diagnosed as MGUS...
Unfortunately, MGUS in this context is misrepresented because in these patients there is significance to the monoclonal gammopathy, and its significance is not “undetermined.” Despite their nonmalignant nature, these diseases are associated with a great deal of morbidity and even mortality.10,12,16
MGUS should not be used to describe hematologic disorders that result in kidney disease. It is because of this necessity that we propose the term “monoclonal gammopathy of renal significance” (MGRS) to discriminate the pathologic nature of these diseases from the truly benign MGUS…
Although the MGUS-like biology sometimes makes the hematologic disease less lethal, the effect on the kidney regrettably is not as benign…
“Plasma cell dyscrasias are frequently encountered malignancies often associated with kidney disease through the production of monoclonal immunoglobulin (Ig). Paraproteins can cause a remarkably diverse set of pathologic patterns in the kidney and recent progress has been made in explaining the molecular mechanisms of paraprotein-mediated kidney injury…”
Non-conventional therapies aka kidney cleanses are less than evidence-based. Meaning, few, if any studies have been conducted into natural kidney cleansing.
I’ve said this in many of my blog posts on PeopleBeatingCancer. When we MM patients and survivors are faced with a health problem that is related to our MM, we may not be able to find a suitable or effective therapy provided by conventional oncology.
Remember that conventional oncology considers MM to be incurable. There are a host of multiple myeloma symptoms that conventional oncology just can’t fix. There are several MM symptoms and side effects that conventional oncology creates with chemotherapy and radiation.
Think chemobrain, heart damage, blood clots, cataracts and the list goes on…
If I was a newly diagnosed MM patient experiencing kidney damage and wanted to improve my kidney function/health, I would:
The articles linked below are those articles, recipes, videos, etc. that I find to be credible and, though not “evidence-based,” may offer therapies for kidney patients to consider.
“Kidneys also release three important hormones: erythropoietin (which stimulates the bone marrow to make red blood cells), renin (which regulates blood pressure), and calcitriol (the active form of vitamin D, which helps maintain calcium for bones and for normal chemical balance in the body)…
If you’re interested in taking natural approaches to enhance your kidney health, talk with your doctor and consider consulting a qualified health professional.
Possible Concerns- While kidney-cleanse proponents suggest that they enhance the kidneys’ ability to remove waste from the body, their claim/s are not backed by scientific data. Like other supplements, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doesn’t require products marketed for kidney cleansing be proven safe and effective. While consumers face such risks when purchasing any dietary supplement, these risks may be of greater magnitude with supplements containing a variety of herbs in high doses.
“The kidneys are two small organs located on either side of the spine, below the ribs. They play an important role in getting rid of excess waste, balancing electrolytes, and creating hormones.
In the absence of disease, a well-rounded diet and adequate water intake are usually enough to keep your kidneys healthy.
However, certain foods, herbs, and supplements can help support strong kidneys.
From your morning glass of water to that extra cup of herbal tea, here are four ways to cleanse your kidneys and keep them functioning strong
I found this video to be a bit silly but the cocktail/recipe seemed legit.