Can Kratom use cause problems with my liver or kidneys?
Hi Folks - I have been taking Kratom daily for about a month or so - at first I was experimenting with several varieties from a local head shop, then I bought a kilo of Green Malay from Bikkhuk Kratom. I have been experimenting with amount taken, and 2 to 5 grams at a time seems to be about right for pain relief, though I sometimes experience mild symptoms of anxiety. But at the higher dosages, there seems to be a correlation with pain I am experiencing in my lower back, right hand side. It doesn't feel like muscle pain - more like something deeper. Could the Kratom actually be negatively affecting whatever organ is located there? (I've never been strong on anatomy!) Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer.
Your kidney is on the lower back, left and right side. Kratom is known to increase urination, so perhaps you have some issue developing with your right kidney caused by previous diet and drug use. Higher doses of kratom may be exacerbating whatever the problem in your kidney. If it were me, this would be a sign telling me not to use the higher doses. I'm not a doctor, but I have been successfully diagnosing and treating my own ailments for about 47 years. There is a OTC product designed for supporting healthy kidney and bladder function, called Super KB, available from American Longevity dot org. You may have a problem developing in that right kidney that you would be wise to fix. Kidney stones, not caused by kratom, are excruciatingly painful for guys.
Over use of just about anything can cause unbalance in both of those organs. For instance, vitamin C is widely excepted as being a safe supplement that is water soluble, and as such, it is a supplement that is very unlikely one would overdose on, however large doses of vitamin C causes oxalates in your kidneys, which can further develop into kidney stones. I would examine your diet and supplement regimen just to be sure that you're not over doing anything and keeping balance.
Here's what I might suspect could be causing issues however: Have you ever had too much coffee, and found that you have some soreness around the kidney area, in your lower back? This is simply caused by the diuretic effect of the coffee in conjunction with not enough water intake putting excess strain on your kidneys. As we know, kratom is also a bit of a diuretic, and it's really important to make sure your taking in more water when you're taking anything with diuretic properties. As Paul said, I am not a doctor, this is just based on what I've learned in my experience and from my own personal research.
I have never heard of such problems pertaining to Kratom use. If you can cite those claims, I would like to read about it.
The only health problems I have heard of is possible respiratory depression with excessive doses, which I do not believe is proven as of yet.
The DEA has spread the myth of respiratory depression caused by kratom. It is a myth, accord to Dr. Edward Boyer, one of the researchers who has studied kratom extensively.
Liver damage is only seen at huge doses in animals. I have read nothing in the medical literature concerning kidney problems in healthy kratom consumers.
I have been burning kratom for daily since 2006. In that time I also had labs being done every few months. There was never a problem with me in ANY area. Everything was normal.
Get something from the health food store called D-Mannose. It will heal you in no time. It's a miracle-type of stuff. Just follow the instructions and drink water with it. Whatever bad is in your kidneys or bladder, it will catch it and you'll flush it out. The bacteria will cling to it. This stuff has been proven to help with either bladder or kidney infections. Many of the bacteria in kidney or bladder infections has a bacteria that is extremely difficult to kill with antibiotics. Some people have recurrent infections that nothing can solve. I know because I was in the hospital once with a bad kidney infection. Wish I had known about D-Mannose at that time.
Since then I have found out, and when I have had an infection starting, I take this stuff. It has stopped my pain within 24 to 48 hours. I first learned about this from Dr. Mercola's website years ago. It really does work. Some people with constant infections that the doctors can't get rid of use this and it stops it.
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