Kidney Problems Studied With PEMF Pulsed ElectroMagnetic Fields Therapy
Your kidneys do many important jobs. Crucially, they remove waste products and extra water from your body. They help make red blood cells, and help control your blood pressure. Likewise, it is important to take care of your kidneys because there is no cure for kidney failure.
Acute Pyelonephritis is the most common kidney disease. Simply, it is inflammation caused by an ascending urinary tract infection (UTI). Then, it spreads from the bladder to the kidneys and their collecting systems. The most common symptoms are flank pain, nausea and problems with urination. Importantly, we recommend visiting your doctor if you have these symptoms because they can eventually prove fatal. Also, you can have kidney disease without symptoms so seek help even if symptoms are very light.
We rarely find studies that test PEMF on kidney disease. However, studies exist for diabetes and high blood pressure; two diseases commonly associated with kidney disease. Also, this study found a direct relationship between quality of life and PEMF usage for dialysis patients. Importantly, the effects of kidney disease limit the type of exercise that keeps your body healthy. PEMF helps by decreasing fatigue and pain so patients are more likely to exercise. Additionally, PEMF increases bone strength making physical activity safer.
A number of machines have been granted patents for treating kidney disease. Specifically, the machines are shown to target adenosine A2A receptors that affect pain, inflammation and immune responses. Most importantly, these functions play an important role in overall health and recovery for sickness or injury.
Take care of your cells and your body takes care of itself!
With this in mind, it is clear the PEMF world is ready for a breakout in kidney disease treatment. Eventually clinicians and physicians will do their own research and find PEMF is effective for so many reasons.
How can we be so sure?
It is simple. We have found 100’s and 100’s of studies and each time we read them we cannot find anything bad about using PEMF. Also, you may be treating problems you don’t even know you have when you use it. Therefore, with so much good press and virtually zero bad reports there is no way to go but up!
Tu, J., Yang, J., Huang, G., Liu, Q., Cheng, Z., Wang, L., & Chen, Y. (2017). Pulsed electromagnetic fields promote the proliferation and differentiation of osteoblasts by reinforcing intracellular calcium transients. Bioelectromagnetics, 38(7), 541-549. Although this study focused on the effects of PEMF on osteoblasts, it is relevant for kidney disease patients because these individuals often have an increased risk of developing bone-related issues, such as osteoporosis or renal osteodystrophy. The study found that PEMF promoted the proliferation and differentiation of osteoblasts, suggesting potential benefits for bone health.
Yu, Z., & Huang, G. (2017). Pulsed electromagnetic field ameliorates streptozotocin-induced diabetic nephropathy by attenuating hyperglycemia-induced inflammation and oxidative stress. Molecular Medicine Reports, 16(6), 9237-9244. This study investigated the effects of PEMF on diabetic nephropathy in a rat model. The authors found that PEMF treatment ameliorated streptozotocin-induced diabetic nephropathy by reducing inflammation and oxidative stress, indicating potential benefits for kidney function in the context of diabetes.
Ozen, S., Kalkan, Y., & Dundar, S. (2016). The effect of pulsed electromagnetic fields on experimental ureteral obstruction: An immunohistochemical and biochemical study. Renal Failure, 38(6), 929-937. In this study, researchers investigated the effects of PEMF on experimental ureteral obstruction in rats. The authors found that PEMF therapy reduced the levels of malondialdehyde, an indicator of oxidative stress, and increased the levels of antioxidant enzymes, suggesting that PEMF may help protect kidney tissue from damage caused by obstruction.