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The Kidney 

Majid Ali, M.D.

An air filter functions well if it filters clean air. A water filter functions well if it filters clean water. The kidney is a filter and it stays healthy as long as it filters clean blood. So kidney disease is a problem of the circulating blood. The progression of genetic kidney diseases—though these often do not begin with the problems of the blood—also is determined by the state of the circulatinmg blood. The circulating blood has two guardian angels: the spirit (sun) and the bowel (soil). That simply stated, is my Sun-Soil Model of Kidney Health.

The human kidneys are bean-shaped organs, each embedded in retroperitoneal perinephric fat, lying on the side of the vertebral column and aorta, below the adrenal glands and above the pelvic brim. The kidneys receive their blood flow from the aorta through renal arteries. Renal veins carry the venous blood to the inferior vena cava. Each adult kidney weighs about 150 grams and measures approximately 10 cm. x 7.5 cm x 5.5 cm. Bisection of the kidney shows an outer red-brown region called the cortex and an inner pale-gray zone called the medulla. The cortex ranges from 1.2 cm to 1.5 cm thickness. The surface of the cortex is delineated from the surrounding adipose tissue by a thin renal capsule that can be readily striped from the kidney. The medulla contains conical structures (pyramids) with tips (papillae) that point to and drain into a system of funnel-shaped collecting structures called the calyceal system.

The functional unit of the kidney is called the nephron. Each kidney contains approximately one million of nephrons, each of which contains a glomerulus, proximal convoluted tubule, ascending and descending loops of Henle, and distal renal tubules. The glomerulus is located in the renal cortex and is composed of a spherical mass of tangled capillaries (glomerular tuft) that are fed by an arteriole called the efferent arteriole and drain into another designated as the afferent arteriole. During development, the glomerular tuft invaginates an expanded extremity of the renal tubules—presses into and takes on an envelop from it—to form Bowman's capsule. Thus, the glomerulus establishes a link between the vascular system (represented by the glomerulus) and the excretory system (renal tubule) of the body.

The convoluted tubules are also located in the cortex while the ascending and descending loops are situated in the medulla.

Kidney Function

The kidneys serve the Oxygen King of the body in many ways. Following are their major functions:

1. Maintenance of the composition, osmolality, and the volume of extracellular function;

2. Removal of useless metabolites, such as creatinine, urea, and uric acid;

3. Conservation of useful metabolites, such as glucose, amino acids, and proteins (total daily amino acid loss is about 700 mg);

4. Production of hormones, such as renin, erythropoietin, and 1,25 (OH)2 vitamin D; and

5. Detoxification and clearance of certain xenobiotics, including drugs.

Under physiologic conditions, the kidneys maintain serum osmolality within narow limits despite wide variations in the fluid intake. During periods of low fluid intake and dehydration:

1. Increased osmolality stimulates thirst, which increases fluid intake;

2. Increased osmolality affects osmoreceptors which stimulate the release of antidiuretic hormone (ADH) which, in turn, reduces water loss through the kidneys; and

3. Reduced circulating blood volume also increases secretion of ADH through its effect on baroreceptors (pressure-sensitive receptors).

States of water excess increase plasma volume, renal blood flow, and glomerular filtration rate (GFR). All those changes suppress renin production—and, of necessity—the entire renin-angiotensinogen-angiotensin system. That leads to reduced production of aldosterone and decreased reabsorption of sodium. The sodium loss is accompanied by water loss that, in turn, corrects the state of excess water.

Angiotensinogen—a glycoprotein of more than 400 amino acids—is produced in the liver and converted into angiotensin I in the kidney by renin. Next, angiotensin I is converted into angiotensin II —the most potent known vasoconstrictor—under the enzymatic influence of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE). This is the rationale for the clinical use of ACE-inhibitor drugs. It is noteworthy that ACE is also involved with the growth dynamics and different alleles of its gene have been associated with different levels of performance among competition athletes.

Aldosterone is the main mineralocorticoid in the body. It increases the activity of Na+/K + ATPase which, in turn, causes sodium retention and increases potassium excretion. In addition to acting on the kidney, aldosterone also exerts similar effects on the salivary glands, sweat glands, and gastrointestinal tract.

Anoxia (lack of oxygen) causes both oxidosis and acidosis, and so provides an essential link between the most important regulatory pathways of the body—the oxygen homeostasis. Cellular dehydration is both oxidizing and acidifying, thus providing another interface between the great homeostatic system of the body.

 

Kidney Health Course Part One

k  Kidney Health Course

k Urinary System

k Kidney Health Course

k  Kidney Anatomy

k  The Corrosive Urine State

k  The Oxygen Model of Kidney Failure

k  Normalizing Blood Creatinine Level

k  Reversing Kidney Failure

k I Don't want Dialysis

k   Can I Get Off Dialysis?

 

Kidney Health Course Part Two

k No Healthy Heart Without Healthy Kidneys

k  Oxygen' Three-Legged Throne

k  The Oxygen Model of Disease

k   Oxygen Kaleidoscope

Kidney Health Course Part Three

I offer my video seminars and DVDs on entitled Reversing Kidney Failure and "Saying NO to Dialysis to further assist people who wish to take this course. These materials can be obtained from www.aliacademy.org

 

 

 

 

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The dysox model of renal insufficieny and improved renal function with oxystatic therapies. Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients.2005;267:101-108.

 

 

 

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