The human body becomes acid in the blood first and acid its claimed can cause kidney stones, heart diseases and high blood pressure, itís the foods you eat and drinks you consume that of acidic will cause your body to become acidic and at risk from diseases its claimed, drinking alkaline water lowers the acidity in your blood causing blood pressure to lower, the risk of heart diseases to reduce and the risk of kidney diseases and kidney stones to reduce.
Kangen water is alkaline water, the Kangen machine ionises water using electrolysis, the precursor to kidney disease is often metabolic acidosis and drinking alkaline water can reduce the level of acid in your body and thus prevent metabolic acidosis itís claimed by advocates of alkaline water.
Obviously consult your own doctor before you start any change of diet, especially of you have kidney disease, whilst there is much anecdotal evidence from alkaline water drinkers that alkaline water and Kangen water can alleviate and even cure kidney diseases remember that this is anecdotal evidence and not scientific evidence from medical professionals, as I always say buy a Kangen water machine because you like the taste of alkaline water and not because of any personal testimonials that you have heard, maybe you will see results for your own ailments and maybe you wonít.
The use of alkaline water as a treatment for metabolic acidosis is controversial with no official medical studies having been carried out, whilst there is lots of personal testimony this does not make it medical fact.
Alkaline water is thought to be good for your kidneys by alkaline water advocates because it raises the pH of your urine (makes your pee more alkaline) and this means your kidneys are not working as hard to cleanse the body of toxins, as always if you have a history of kidney diseases then talk to your doctor before changing your diet in any way.
Alkaline water enthusiasts will say that kidney disease and urinary problems are caused by excessive acid build-up in your body and drinking alkaline water will neutralise that acid preventing kidney diseases and urinary problems, thereís some debate about whether alkaline water in the body can actually neutralise acid of not.
Apparently, the thinking goes that an alkaline diet of supplementation of a diet with alkaline water can prevent a reduction in kidney function, the process of preventing kidney impairment with alkaline water is called the normalisation of acid-based homeostasis, when kidney disease becomes chronic itís known as CKD.
Additionally, long term use of diabetic medication can cause kidney failure according to alkaline water advocates, indeed a personal testimonial of a family that have been sharing Kangen water with an elderly man who has diabetes has resulted in the manís diabetes lessoning to the extent that he no longer needs to control his condition with medication and therefor reducing any risk of kidney impairment due to the diabetic medication, this is of course a personal testimony and not to be taken as medical fact.
There are many alkaline diets that claim to treat disease by lowering acidic load (the amount of acid in your body) and these alkaline diets may or may not help chromic kidney disease, I havenít found sufficient medical evidence that suggest these alkaline diets work for kidney disease, thatís not to say that they do or donít, only that there is insufficient medical evidence at this time.
Another personal testimony tells of a women who had kidney problems and needed to get a kidney transplant, whilst waiting she started drinking alkaline water and her kidney problems got better and no longer needed a kidney transplant, whether she was on other drugs that helped or the alkaline water helped I donít know, she certainly believes it was the alkaline water.