Cordyceps Sinensis and the Kidneys
Serving several essential regulatory roles in the human body, the kidneys are a pair of organs found in the back of the abdomen. Each kidney is about the size of a fist and is approximately 4 or 5 inches long. Each kidney contains microscopic units called nephrons which are filters for blood.
With a bean-shaped structure, the kidneys each have a convex and concave surface. The kidnesy receives blood from the renal arteries, which branch directly from the abdominal aorta. Although the kidneys are relatively small organs, they receive nearly 20% of the cardiac output.
The study of kidney function is called renal physiology, while the study concerning kidney diseases is known as nephrology. There are many diverse diseases associated with the kidneys, and patients suffering from kidney disorders typically exhibit the same classic symptoms. These can include nephritic and nephritic syndromes, acute kidney injuries, urinary tract infections, urinary tract obstructions, renal cysts and chronic kidney disease.
Cancers can also exist in the kidneys, with the most common type being renal cell carcinoma. In extreme cases removal of the kidney can be required to rid the body of cancers and cysts.
While they are usually not extremely harmful, kidney stones can be painful and a nuisance until they are removed. A sharp pain in the medial/lateral segments of the lower back are a good indication of the presence of kidney stones.
Cordyceps sinensis can rejuvenate one’s health and be used as a healing agent for many illnesses, including kidney failure and dysfunction.
Given its positive effect on virtually all of the body’s organs, it is easy to see why Cordyceps has been used for centuries to treat kidney problems. While some of the symptoms of kidney failure are known to be fatigue, impotence, and various pains in the back and joints, the use of Cordyceps has been known to alleviate such symptoms.
In one study of 51 individuals stricken with chronic renal failure, patients who received 3-5 grams of Cordyceps sinensis per day were shown to have significant kidney function improvement, as well as overall health benefits in the form of increased immune functions. Urinary proteins can also be significantly reduced with the use of Cordyceps.
Another study of patients with chronic renal failure showed the hypertension and anemia typically exhibited by such individuals was significantly reduced by the use of Cordyceps. Not only have studies shown that Cordyceps can be a significant factor in successfully treating renal patients, the extract has also proven to show results at a much faster rate than other treatments.