damaged kidneys

anonymous asked:

Do you talk dirty?

Exposure to sewage or its products may result in a number of illnesses. These include: ■ gastroenteritis, characterised by cramping stomach pains, diarrhoea and vomiting; ■ Weil’s disease, a u-like illness with persistent and severe headache, transmitted by rat urine. Damage to liver, kidneys and blood may occur and the condition can be fatal; ■ hepatitis, characterised by in ammation of the liver, and jaundice; ■ occupational asthma, resulting in attacks of breathlessness, chest tightness and wheezing, and produced by the inhalation of living or dead organisms; ■ infection of skin or eyes; and/or ■ rarely, allergic alveolitis (in ammation of the lung) with fever, breathlessness, dry cough, and aching muscles and joints. How do micro-organisms enter the body? ■ The most common way is by hand-to-mouth contact during eating, drinking and smoking, or by wiping the face with contaminated hands or gloves, or by licking splashes from the skin. ■ By skin contact, through cuts, scratches, or penetrating wounds, ie from discarded hypodermic needles. Certain organisms can enter the body through the surfaces of the eyes, nose and mouth. ■ By breathing them in, as either dust, aerosol or mist.

It hurts. All the time. Like there’s someone slowly sliding a sharp knife into my kidney and leaving it there. My legs ache, walking anywhere is like walking through thick mud. Anything more than a mile leaves me exhausted, aching and breathless. All my joints crunch like glass underfoot. I am never not in pain, it’s like it’s always there, reminding me, berating me, keeping me its prisoner.
—  Anon with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, PCOS, Chronic UTI and Kidney Damage
21-02-2017

The day I arrived home (last Thursday), I happened to find one of my dogs severely sick. She was barely able to walk or stand, was dehydrated had lost about half of her weight, and refused to eat or drink anything. 

All in 15 days.

Yesterday, the exams showed a severe kidney damage, irreversible and incompatible with life. Eventhough the vet said it was the most probable diagnosis, I had moments in which I thought she would get better, that my dear Kuki would revert from this sick state we found her when we came back from the US. She’s accompanied me since I was 8 years old, and was the first pet I had that was “mine” (we had dogs before, but they were adults already when I was born).

People say 14 years is a lot for a dog, I know she was not young. Yet, it still aches my heart to know she is gone for ever. She was running around, barking, happy and active as if nothing had happened before we left- the change was to radical, so sudden.

These last 6 days I’ve been crying my heart and soul out, helping my dear to be as comfortable as possible, but after getting the results of the exams it was cruel to extend her suffering. 

My dearest Kuki, my ewok, my fluffball. I hope you can now rest painless, peacefully. I love you, always and forever. 

We will meet again, I promise. 

Limits

Sometimes when using a flogger, I want to use a heavy chain instead. That’ll cut a bitch and maybe one day accidental miss and we are talking kidney damage, spinal injury and many other things.
Terrifying for most people. The reason we think “no limits” is funny, is that each of us has inside us the monster we are holding back. Some more than others.
And we know what real damage we can do if we let the big bad monster out of its cage completely.

I know I have something hidden inside that is not okay, and I am a RACK Domme. My limits are few, and for many that is scary. However, I would never do anything that could criminalize myself. 

anonymous asked:

Hey since it's that time of year where people send flowers, can baby's breath kill a cat? I know it'll make them vomit but can it be fatal? My mother got a bouquet of roses and baby's breath and I want to make sure our cat doesn't get into them and how serious it would be if he does

You’re right, most plant material makes us vomit because we can’t digest much of it…you know, carnivores!

Baby’s breath is safe. The main concern for true toxicity is with lilies. Even a couple grains of pollen, like if we brush up against it and then clean ourselves, can lead to fatal kidney damage! And the entire plant is toxic, which makes humans sad.

-Chupie

In case anyone was wondering, I’m ok, and my absence isn’t due to anything bad.  To everyone’s surprise I’ve been recovering from my pseudotumor cerebri, fibro, depression, the whole deal, and let me tell you, years of pain, immobility, malnutrition and kidney damage from the meds really fucks your ability to problem solve.  Now that I’m on the upswing there’s so many thing that I can actually do to fix my life I’ve been essentially too busy to internet.  I’m doing good, tho. I’ll probably be on tumblr intermittently for a month or two before my life settles and I have free time again, but I wanted to check the dashboard and see how everyone was.

(btw, I just did a mass unfollowing trying to get my dashboard under control.  I don’t think I unfollowed any mutuals or personal blogs, but if I screwed up you can send me a message and I’ll refollow you asap)

Tumblr may be a hellsite but it did save my cats life i didnt know about how bad lilies are for cats until i read something on here so i knew we had to get him to an animal hospital and hes luckily fine and magically has no kidney damage even though hes older honestly i have no idea how he magically has perfect kidneys with the combo of having eaten lilies and being an older cat but who knows

Please do not ever withhold water from any animal. There is almost always a medical or behavioral reason they are drinking a lot and you can dehydrate them or even cause kidney damage by denying them water. If your pet is drinking and urinating so much that it has become a problem it is time to see the veterinarian

The water in Flint isn’t just ugly: It’s filled with lead. A water expert from the Environmental Protection Agency found that at least one home in the area had more than 10 times the EPA’s red-alert level of lead coming out of the faucets. In all, about 9,000 children were exposed. Lead exposure during childhood has been linked to lowered IQ, kidney damage, and decreased attention span. And not only is the damage irreversible, it’s possible that exposed kids will pass some of the effects of lead poisoning on to their own children and even to their eventual grandchildren.

How the hell can something like this happen in America? Well, last year the city of Flint switched their water source from Lake Huron to the Flint River in a bid to save money. After the switch, they stopped adding orthophosphate – a chemical that stops lead and iron pipes from rotting away into the water supply. It made a difference: Six months after the water source switch, the local GM plant stopped using Flint water because it was so corrosive, it was harmful to their engine parts.

4 Reasons Flint’s Water Crisis Is Worse Than You Think

Q: Do you consider yourself a role model? 

Layne: No. I hope not. I do have a lot to say about preventing people from making stupid decisions. I made a stupid decision and now I’m paying for it. My bed isn’t made, I’m tired, I haven’t slept well for two weeks. I haven’t been laid in a month. I don’t have a girlfriend. And I have a warrant for my arrest. Being me is no different than being most anyone else, I guess. 

Q: Do you support the idea of legalizing drugs to get treatment closer to users? 

Layne: I don’t think any drug that can cause brain damage, failing kidneys, hardening arteries, pain, and suffering should be made available. Drugs are not the way to the light. They won’t lead to a fairy-tale life, they lead to suffering. 

Maxi interviews Layne Staley, Pandemonium April 1995

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Many men with benign prostatic hyperplasia experience urinary problems related to the condition. As the prostate enlarges, the gland places increasing pressure on the urethra, often resulting in difficulty beginning or ending urination, an inability to completely empty the bladder, decreased urine flow, and frequent urination. In the most severe cases, complete blockage of the urethra occurs, which may lead to kidney damage.

Myoglobinuria in a racing greyhound, resolving over 48 hours.

Myoglobin is a brown protein released with severe muscle cell damage. Myoglobinuria occurs when you have so damn much of it that it is visible in the urine. It can cause kidney damage, in addition to the original muscle damage being acutely painful.

Some dogs just don’t know when to stop running, and will push themselves beyond their actual physical limits.

This patient was not racing. It was running on a track, on its own, to get used to what tracks are like. He will be retired as a pet.

“M-My side hurts..” Tristen mumbles to himself, a faint whining behind his tone. He was in a tiny hospital bed, assigned to himself. All summer, he’d been wearing heavy sweaters, unaware he could’ve been hiding his scars under lighter long-sleeved shirts. This caused the boy to have a heat stroke, and he’d been sent to the hospital with the aid of a stranger. He wasn’t one who took care of himself and there appeared to be kidney damage, so he was sent to a room to stay for quite some time. He didn’t expect any visitors, since most people he knew were out of town or didn’t know how to contact them. Tristen had been here for only a day and never complained once, conditioned to pain, but this stabbing in his side was unignorable.

Antonela Roccuzzo will spend the night at the hospital
  • Antonela Roccuzzo will spend the night in observation care at Hospital Español. Leo will stay with her.
  • Tomorrow at 10:30 AM a second medical status will be made public.
  • She’s being treated for a urinary infection, very common among pregnant women. Antonela and the baby are perfectly fine but urinary infections should be treated carefully because they can provoke premature births, intrauterine growth restriction or damage to the kidneys of the pregnant woman. 
  • Antonela should be able to travel to Barcelona [on Friday] but it’s better if she stays in the hospital a couple of days so the doctors can make sure the treatment is working and everything is going right, especially because the flight takes 12+ hours.
The Diet Of The Poor

Cheap red meat helps to kill off Glasgow’s poorest men 30 years early.‘You need to be able to afford to buy good-quality food. If you don’t and you can’t get quality red meat without additives, you’re going to have an issue’        

The city of Glasgow has long been notorious for the astonishing gap in life expectancy between rich and poor. Men who can expect to die at the age of just 54 live within a few miles of those who will survive well into their 80s.

Now researchers believe they have found a key reason for this disparity – the regular consumption of cheap, processed meat, particularly by the city’s poorest men.

High levels of phosphate in red meat was linked to premature ageing and kidney damage. And the study found that phosphate was much more easily absorbed by the body from meat containing additives.

Phosphate occurs naturally in many foodstuffs, such as meats, fish, eggs, dairy products and vegetables. But consuming too much of the substance wears down telomeres, vital structures on the tips of a person’s chromosomes that help protect against a range of diseases – from cardiovascular disease to Alzheimer’s and cancer. Telomeres are so important that some scientists even believe they can be measured to give an accurate prediction of when someone will die.

Last year the World Health Organisation warned that processed meat caused cancer and red meat was also “probably” carcinogenic.

The Glasgow study analysed people from the most deprived and the least deprived areas covered by NHS Greater Glasgow.

The results, reporting in the journal Ageing, suggested that phosphate from red meat consumption increased a person’s biological age in contrast to their actual age.

The city of Glasgow has long been notorious for the astonishing gap in life expectancy between rich and poor. Men who can expect to die at the age of just 54 live within a few miles of those who will survive well into their 80s.Now researchers believe they have found a key reason for this disparity – the regular consumption of cheap, processed meat, particularly by the city’s poorest men.

High levels of phosphate in red meat was linked to premature ageing and kidney damage. And the study found that phosphate was much more easily absorbed by the body from meat containing additives.Phosphate occurs naturally in many foodstuffs, such as meats, fish, eggs, dairy products and vegetables.

But consuming too much of the substance wears down telomeres, vital structures on the tips of a person’s chromosomes that help protect against a range of diseases – from cardiovascular disease to Alzheimer’s and cancer. Telomeres are so important that some scientists even believe they can be measured to give an accurate prediction of when someone will die.

Last year the World Health Organisation warned that processed meat caused cancer and red meat was also “probably” carcinogenic. The Glasgow study analysed people from the most deprived and the least deprived areas covered by NHS Greater Glasgow.The results, reporting in the journal Ageing, suggested that phosphate from red meat consumption increased a person’s biological age in contrast to their actual age.

While some people in less deprived areas ate a similar amount of red meat, they also tended to eat more fruit and vegetables which helped offset the effect.One of the researchers, Professor Paul Shiels, of Glasgow University’s Institute of Cancer Sciences, said the main reason people were eating a bad diet was because they could not afford a better one.

“It’s poverty, it’s not a personal choice. Addressing poverty is the route to tackling this properly,” he said.“You need to be able to afford to buy good-quality food. If you don’t and you can’t get quality red meat without additives, you’re going to have an issue.”

The researchers found the link between high phosphate levels and more frequent consumption of red meat only in men. The most deprived men had 7.4 per cent higher phosphate intake than the least deprived. The type of meat appears particularly important. Someone eating red meat might absorb 60 per cent of its phosphates, but would take in 100 per cent from red meat with additives, Professor Shiels said.

Glasgow is known for consuming large amounts of ‘Scotland’s other national drink’, the soft drink Irn-Bru, which is another source of phosphates.But Professor Shiels said it did not appear to be a factor because of the different ways the body absorbs different kinds of food and drink. “It contains a lot of phosphates but it’s not entering the fray here,” he said.Professor Shiels suggested people should rethink the idea that red meat should be served at every meal.“As someone who grew up in that kind of environment – my dad was a butcher – it’s scary to think about,” he said.

Source:- http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/red-meat-processed-life-expectancy-cancer-glasgow-diet-a7004266.html

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The 12 biggest SCIENCE LIES you’ve been told by corporations, government and the corrupt media 

SCIENCE LIE #1: Weed killer is safe to eat

TRUTH: Glyphosate weed killer causes cancer, infertility, kidney damage and birth defects. And it’s found in instant oatmeal!


SCIENCE LIE #2: Statin drugs are good for you

TRUTH: Statins destroy brain function and cause dementia and memory loss. They also cause muscle fatigue and crippling weakness.


SCIENCE LIE #3: Food and nutrients cannot treat, cure or prevent any disease

TRUTH: Many foods contain powerful anti-cancer medicines that can destroy tumors far better than chemotherapy. Try turmeric!


SCIENCE LIE #4: Biosolids are “organic fertilizers” that are safe to use on home gardens.

TRUTH: Biosolids are actually recycled human sewage and industrial waste from cities. They’re extremely toxic and loaded with heavy metals, industrial chemicals and prescription drugs.


SCIENCE LIE #5: When it comes to cancer, early detection saves lives

TRUTH: Early detection actually destroys lives with unnecessary “treatment” for cancers that weren’t real or didn’t pose any threat to the patient. More people are killed by cancer treatments than by cancer!


SCIENCE LIE #6: GMOs have been proven safe by rigorous science

TRUTH: All that so-called “science” is false science fabricated by the biotech industry that profits from selling GMO seeds. Scientists who oppose Big Biotech are threatened into silence.


SCIENCE LIE #7: Mercury has been removed from all vaccines

TRUTH: Mercury, a toxic heavy metal, is still used in flu shots given to children. All vaccines preserved with “Thimerosal” contain mercury. Mercury is toxic at ANY dose!


SCIENCE LIE #8: Vaccines are not linked to autism

TRUTH: Vaccines’ link to autism was already admitted by CDC scientist and whistleblower Dr. William Thompson, who helped hide the fact from the public.


SCIENCE LIE #9: Rising CO2 levels will destroy the planet

TRUTH: CO2 is food for plants! Rising CO2 actually “greens” the planet and accelerates reforestation, plant growth and food crop production.


SCIENCE LIE #10: Prescription drugs treat disease

TRUTH: Drugs only mask disease symptoms while interfering with human physiology to cause toxicity and side effects. They never “treat” the cause of disease.


SCIENCE LIE #11: Unborn babies are just “tissue” and not really humans

TRUTH: Unborn babies are alive and conscious. They can feel pain, experience joy and are aware of what’s happening to them.


SCIENCE LIE #12: Vaccines halt the spread of disease

TRUTH: Nearly all outbreaks of measles and mumps occur among children who were already 100% vaccinated!