How to Take Care of Your Kidneys

  posted by: Rio Dianne



take care of your kidneyIn this fast – paced modern world, more and more people are taking their health for granted, thus it results to a lot a lot of diseases that causes the body to limit optimal functioning.  Among the most taken for granted body organ are the kidneys.

Your kidneys are 2 bean shaped organs, approximate size is about as big as your fist.  These organs can be found just under the rib cage in the middle part of your back  and on wither side of spinal column where the kidney’s location is.  Each year, hundreds of thousands of people seek medical treatment as they develop kidney stones or worse is they suffer from renal failure, damages to the nephron and ureters, and kidney diseases.  Your kidney plays an important role in removing the body’s waste products from the blood and regulating the amount of fluid in the body.  Therefore, once your kidneys become overloaded with toxins and infections, these organs will definitely malfunction and wouldn’t be able to discharge the waste products from your body.  That would be too cruel, right?  That is why as early as now; one should know exactly how to take care of your kidneys.  Moreover, disease prevention should be practiced in order to keep these important organs in shape.  How do you go about taking care of your kidneys?  Read on.

How to Take Care of Your Kidneys

  • Drink adequate amount of water.  We all know how water works in flushing out the toxins and preventing stone formation and infections in the urinary system.
  • Consume a healthy and balanced diet.  Eat foods rich in vegetables and fruits and limit intake of oily foods.  Moderately consume foods such as soybeans, spinach, potatoes, etc. that can trigger the formation of stones in the organs.
  • Limit salt intake as it can lead to build up of calcium excessively thus posing a great risk of developing stones.  Opt for sea salt instead of the regular salt if you must consume it.
  • Control your blood pressure and blood sugar.  High blood pressure and increased blood sugar level can damage the small vessels in the system which filters the waste materials therefore leading to a couple of kidney diseases.
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol.  Like any other illnesses, smoking increases the risk of having diseases of the kidney as well as can predispose a chronic kidney disease patient to strokes and heart conditions.  Alcohol, on the other hand lets your organ double the task in removing the toxins from your body.  Do not drink alcohol, or if you must, the key is always drink in moderation.
  • Exercise.  Live a healthy lifestyle and practice activities including walking, jogging, yoga to keep not just your kidneys, but as well as your entire body in shape.

You don’t have to wait until it’s too late to reverse the damages in your kidneys.  You need to be very vigilant in taking particular measure on how to take care of your kidneys.  Good luck!


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