Metal implants can cause allergic responses in several parts of the body.  They can also release small particles that the body has to figure out how to excrete, and in doing so, may cause organ damage over time.  Thus, negative bodily affects can happy near and distant from the actual site of the metal implant.  This is not discussed much.  It is not happening to everyone (just think of all the people you know with hip surgery or other various metal implants that are otherwise doing well), but it is a possibility.

For example, anesthesia, IV contrast and metal implants can all potentially affect the kidneys.  This is why it is a good idea to at least get routine labs before surgery and every 6-12 months after major surgery for the next 3 years post-surgery, while overall just staying in tune with your body.  A comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP) is an example of one panel of labs that can help you monitor your own kidney function.  Further tests are discussed in the course mentioned at the end of this article.

Additionally, it is important to follow up with your surgeon when something feels wrong or recovery is not going according to plan.  If you feel dismissed by your surgeon, get second opinions from other surgeons and other health professionals in general.  The reality is that surgeons may only be decent to proficient at one thing – surgery – and not anything else after that.  It can leave you feeling like, ‘you shouldn’t be doing surgery if you can’t determine and thoroughly resolve all the possible outcomes after that.’  This is one reason why surgery should be approached by anyone considering it with caution, and heavily research other options prior to making that decision.  The medical system is not going to tell you about all the other options, with the exception of maybe physical therapy, which is not always the best option available.

Sometimes it is worth just taking out the implant.

Sometimes that may not be an option or just not something you want to go through.  In this case, long term consistent adoption of a healthy diet and lifestyle to mitigate inflammation and oxidative stress can be quite important to preserve the vitality of your body in the midst of an ever-present new insult.  It can also be super essential to take herbs and various nutrients that help to protect whatever organ or part of the body may be getting affected by the implant.  There are several herbs, for instance, that are kidney protective, such as milk thistle.  Stem cell therapy and other regenerative injection therapies may also increasingly be used to improve organ function.

Click HERE today to schedule an appointment if you would like to improve your kidney function, reduce blood pressure or blood sugar, address autoimmunity, or support your digestive health.

Online Course – “Natural approaches to high blood pressure and low kidney function” – Click HERE to schedule a 15 min intro call with Dr. Miles so we can determine if the course would be of great benefit to you!  
– Did you know that high blood pressure puts you at risk for kidney damage and a chronic decline in kidney function? Yet many are not told by their doctors in detail about this risk factor or about their kidney function declining until it is quite low and they are close to needing dialysis or a transplant.  In this course, I teach you 1) how to monitor your own kidney function, and I provide natural approaches to 2) reduce blood pressure and 3) preserve and improve kidney function.  The course includes research studies to support the information provided in the course.