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12 Steps to Keep your Kidneys Clean and Healthy

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Kidneys are essential for our body. It filters around 200 quarts of blood daily. It filters all the waste material and excess water to eliminate it out of the body. Removing toxins is very necessary for the smooth functioning of the body. If the kidney does not perform its job nicely, the toxins build up in the body, will hamper your everyday work. As a result, it causes headaches, stomach pain, water retention problems, exhaustion, and many more. 

To maintain the normal functioning of the kidney, we need to take proper care. The build-up of toxins may also lead to kidney stones, which often grow to a golf ball’s size. Thus, the only way to remove kidney stones is through surgery. 

12 ways to keep your kidney clean

Through the following way, you will keep your kidney clean and maintain its normal functioning.

Keep your sugar level under control.

If you are a diabetic patient, the chances of you developing a kidney problem are high. Most of the kidney patients suffer from kidney failure. As a result, they have to go through either organ transplant or regular dialysis. Therefore, it is essential to control your sugar level from before. Avoid food with extra added sugar.

However, if you have diabetes, go for a regular kidney function test to detect any abnormality. There is a chance of treating kidney disease in diabetic patients if caught early.

Maintain blood pressure level

Hypertension or high blood pressure can cause several diseases; it increases cardiac arrest or stroke risk. Also, it increases the damage level created by kidney problems. The risk multiplies much fold if you also have diabetes along with hypertension.

Additionally, if you have a family history of hypertension or kidney disease, get it regularly check as prevention. Keep control of your pressure level. The best way to control all of this is by eating healthy and sticking to the medications. Also, check your cholesterol level for any further issues.

Live actively

The lifestyle these days has deteriorated to a large extent. In addition to this, if you lack physical activity, the case can get even worse. Such major diseases are prevalent these days. Almost everyone is suffering from at least one of the conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and heart problem. According to the study, if you exercise daily, diabetes and kidney problems reduce to half.

Thus, daily workout helps keep blood pressure, cholesterol, sugar level, and obesity checked. Overweight increases the problem of diabetes and hypertension, which is the leading cause of kidney issues.

Eat healthily

Eating food full of nutrients is very good to avoid major diseases. Your diet must contain plenty of fresh fruit and vegetable. Moreover, it will help you if you decrease the consumption of food rich in high calories. Also, reduce your sugar intake and avoid eating canned and processed food items. Try to eat fresh and light meals only. You can also consult a dietician for a proper food chart that is kidney-friendly.

Quit drinking and smoking

Regular drinking not just damages your liver, but it also affects the kidney to a similar extent. Moreover, it increases the risk of kidney failure. Likewise, if you smoke regularly, it harms your lungs as well as your kidney health. Everyone knows smoking and drinking can damage various parts of the body; not just one or two. So, try to quit the bad habit as soon as possible.

Increase intake of healthy fluid

Water is vital for the efficient functioning of the body. It not only maintains the health but also benefits the kidney to recover if suffering from any damage. Moreover, consuming it in the required amount helps clear kidney urea, sodium, and different toxins. It is essential to eliminate them out of the body.

However, how much fluid is required by the body depends on your health and the climate outside. It also depends on the amount of regular physical exercise you perform and whether you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Check your family history

Always keep a check if you have any family history of kidney disease and if you do so, go for a regular check-up. Regular check-up detects kidney defect at an earlier stage and can cure quickly. Also, consult with doctors the ways to prevent kidney disease. Inform the doctor about your genetic problem and how it increases the risk of kidney problems. Often people with renal disease have no symptoms; thus, you should attend routine check-up always.

Take kidney-friendly drugs

If your consumption of painkillers or over-the-counter pills like ibuprofen increases, then it can harm your kidney health. If you take these drugs regularly, it can cause different types of kidney disease. People who have arthritis problem require pain-relief very often for their painful condition. But make sure to consult your doctor before taking these pills, not the chemist of the drug store.

Frequent intake of apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is excellent for maintaining kidney health. Moreover, it prevents oxidative stress on the kidney. It increases the antioxidant content inside the body, maintains blood pressure, and balances your sugar level. It creates a healthy environment for your kidney. This apple cider vinegar has citric acid, which helps in dissolving kidney stones.

Kidney beans

Kidney beans already look like a kidney, so it must have a relation with a kidney. Beans help remove toxins and waste from your kidney and eliminate kidney stones, if any. It is rich in fiber, vitamin B, and other minerals, which help clean toxins and enhance the urinary tract’s function.

Conclusion

By following these many suggestions, you can improve your kidney health to a greater extent. You can also increase the consumption of lemon juice, pomegranate, and dates for better kidney health.

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