How to keep your kidneys healthy?

How to keep your kidneys healthy

How to keep your kidneys healthy?

Do you know that after every thirty minutes, your kidneys filter all the blood in your body? This helps in filtering out toxins from the blood and thus prevents damage to the organs. Not only this, your kidneys also help in balancing the acid and alkaline level in your body. When your kidneys function in a proper manner, you get maximum advantage of the food you consume.

 

When kidneys don’t function properly, it could be due to following:

Chronic Kidney Disease: It’s the most common type of kidney ailment. Common symptoms include frequent urination, swelling in feet and hands, nausea and anemia. Sometimes the patient doesn’t experience any symptoms until the condition worsens.

 

Kidney Cancer: Common symptoms include frequent fevers, fatigue, blood in urine, weight loss and back pain. It can be treated with radiation, surgery and miscellaneous drugs, depending on the type, size and location of the cancer.

But, with proper care, you can make your kidneys to function properly. Here are the secrets for keeping your kidneys fit at every stage of your life.

 

Drink more water

This is the simplest way for keeping your kidneys strong. Drink at least 7-8 glasses of water in a day. If you live in dry climatic conditions make sure you keep yourself hydrated.

 

Take probiotics regularly

Taking probiotics regularly helps in keeping kidneys fit as a recent study shows that patients suffering from chronic kidney ailments and taking probiotics(good bacteria) scored well in kidney function test.

 

Eat foods that are good for kidneys

Following foods are good for kidneys:

  • Watermelon

  • Cauliflower

  • Garlic

  • Onions

  • Blueberries

  • Olive oil

  • Strawberries

  • Peppers

 

Lose weight 

Keeping yourself in shape will help you keep obesity at bay which is often linked to an increased likelihood of developing kidney cancer.

 

Keep blood pressure under check

For maintaining a regular functioning of kidneys, it is vital to keep your blood pressure and blood sugar level under check as diabetes and high blood pressure are a hindrance to your kidneys functioning well.

 

Quit Smoking

Smoking causes damage to blood vessels which further reduces the flow of blood in the kidneys. When the kidneys don’t have sufficient blood flow, they can’t function at best levels. Moreover, smoking heightens the risk of kidney cancer and high blood pressure.

 

This world kidney day take a pledge to keep your kidneys healthy because they are a vital part of you!

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