[Warning} IV Solution WRECKING Your Kidneys!
If you’ve been to the hospital, there’s a good chance that you’ve had a saline IV.
There are literally THOUSANDS of Americans getting intravenous saline drips right now.
The saline is supposed to hydrate you and stabilize your blood pressure.
But there’s plenty more that the saline is doing… and there’s a good chance you’ve NEVER been warned.
A new study shows that saline IVs may be doing permanent damage to your kidneys.
There’s a better option out there… but you need to know to ask for it.
According to two studies from Vanderbilt University Medical Center, IV saline is more likely to cause kidney damage than alternative IV options.
The first study examined the records of more than 13,000 patients who were admitted into the emergency department and the second studied more than 15,000 intensive care patients.
In all cases, however, patients were given either an IV of saline or of an alternative known as “balanced crystalloids.”
The researchers found that ER patients who were administered saline were more likely to experience kidney problems within a month of leaving the hospital.
More than 15 percent of ICU patients – 1,211 out of 7,860 cases – experienced a major kidney event after IV saline.
In fact, patients given IV saline had a higher risk of in-hospital death than those given balanced crystalloids.
So, what’s the difference between the two?
Well, saline is essentially salt water. In fact, the high concentrations of sodium and chloride in saline make it almost identical to table salt.
And all that salt can actually interfere with your kidney function.
Balanced crystalloids have sodium and chloride concentrations that are much closer to what you already have in your body.
According to the Vanderbilt research team, swapping saline for balanced crystalloids could reduce the number of kidney failure cases in the U.S. by more than 100,000 a year. And it could save thousands of lives.
If you or a loved one are admitted into the hospital, always remember to request balanced crystalloid IVs rather than saline.
It’s the same price for a much lower risk.
Fighting For Your Health,
Executive Director, Alliance For Advanced Health