The substantial effect of alcohol addiction on the body is profound, with one of the most affected organs being the kidneys. However, the human body is a marvel of resilience, and recovery is possible with the proper support and guidance. At Passages Malibu, we help clients navigate this journey of healing and transformation.
Heavy alcohol consumption can lead to various kidney-related issues, including an imbalance in fluid and electrolytes, kidney disease, and kidney failure. Alcohol dehydrates the body, forcing the kidneys to work harder to maintain balance. Over time, this increased stress can damage kidney cells and reduce their functionality. Alcohol can cause the narrowing of small blood vessels that filter waste from the bloodstream. The kidneys are also susceptible to damage from the toxic byproducts of alcohol metabolism. It’s essential to note that even small amounts of alcohol can cause damage to the kidneys.
In the United States, over 90% of kidney-related deaths are caused by chronic kidney damage and disease. However, it is often possible to fully recover from kidney damage caused by alcohol. Recovery depends on the extent of the damage and the individual's overall health. Passages Malibu is here to help you heal from the damaging effects of alcohol and find your way back to living a healthy and happy life.
Kidney recovery from alcohol damage depends on the extent of the damage and the individual's overall health. However, cessation of alcohol consumption is the first crucial step. Abstinence prevents further damage and allows the body to start the healing process. Other lifestyle changes, such as changing dietary habits and exercising regularly, can also help improve kidney function.
Certain medications may be prescribed to reduce inflammation and provide additional kidney support. Regular monitoring is also essential for documenting the progress of recovery. Kidney tests should be carried out at least every six months to assess whether treatment is working or if further interventions are needed.
At Passages Malibu, we understand that everyone's journey to recovery is unique. Our individualized recovery programs provide a holistic approach to healing. We focus on physical health restoration, emotional well-being, and spiritual growth, providing the most optimal environment for healing.
Our medical professionals and therapy team offer comprehensive support throughout your rehabilitation at Passages. They monitor your health, manage withdrawal symptoms, and help you tackle the psychological aspects of addiction, facilitating a smoother and safer recovery journey. While in our care, you can access an entire medical team to treat your physical and mental health. Our 24/7 on-site nursing staff is available to address any health concerns.
Nutrition plays a crucial role in kidney health. Our knowledgeable and skillful chefs prepare nutrient-rich meals to restore balance, boost immune function, and support the body's natural healing processes. This is an essential component to healing your kidneys from alcohol damage. Every meal is made with your healing in mind, from fresh fruit to healthy snacks, to full gourmet meals packed with minerals and vitamins to support your body's natural healing process.
Along with a healthy diet, exercise is essential to the body's recovery from alcohol-induced kidney damage. Our physical therapists provide personalized instruction and advice on the best activities for your condition. We also offer group classes to help you stay active and motivated throughout treatment. As a client at Passages, you can access the gym, tennis court, and heated swimming pool for an enhanced healing experience. During recreational therapy, you can participate in hiking, beach walks, and much more, interacting with others in recovery and sharing experiences.
We incorporate various holistic healing methods, including acupuncture, massage therapy, and meditation, into our recovery programs. These techniques aid in stress management, promote overall wellness, and support kidney recovery. Our staff is dedicated to helping you, so don’t hesitate to ask for advice. Holistic healing is an integral part of our comprehensive, non-12-step approach to addiction recovery, allowing you to restore balance in your body and mind.
The journey to recovery from alcohol-induced kidney damage is challenging yet empowering. At Passages Malibu, we offer a nurturing, supportive environment and a holistic approach to healing. If you or a loved one are grappling with alcohol addiction, contact us today. Let us help you reclaim your health and redefine your relationship with alcohol.