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by Admin | October 30, 2018
   

Taking Care of your Kidneys

Healthy and properly functioning human Kidney removes wastes and extra water from the blood and makes urine. A kidney balances the salts and minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, sodium, and potassium that circulated in the blood to keep the body working properly.

"There are 4 Lakh Chronic Kidney Disease patients in India in the year 2016 and more than 2 Lakh new cases with Chronic Kidney Diseases are registered every year ", Said  ZTCC, Mumbai (Zonal Transplant Coordination Centre).

We have few tips for you to keep your Kidneys working properly and avaoid failures.

1. Stay Hydrated

Drink more and more amount of water to have you kidney function working good. Increased water intake appears to decrease the risk of kidney stones. In opposite to that constantly adding water to your body can result in low sodium levels in your blood, which can cause, water intoxication, also known as “Hyponatremia” causing the inside of cells to flood or all of cells in your body to swell.

2. Avoid Fatty and Salty Food

You need fats in your diet, eating too much fat can increase your risk of many health problems, including kidney disease. Reduce foods that are high in saturated fats and cholesterol like eggs, whole milk, cheese and fried foods. Some studies have shown that high phosphorus intake from processed foods in people may be harmful to their kidneys and bones.

Healthy Eatings Tips

3. Warning to Smokers and Alcoholics

Definitely smoking isn’t good for your health it affects your lungs and heart. Also smokers have protein in urine which indicates the kidney damage. Smokers who are heavy drinkers have about five times the chance of developing chronic kidney disease than people who don’t smoke or drink alcohol to excess.

4. Exercise Regularly

 

Regular Exercise is most effective factor to decrease the chances of any health problems. Daily exercise helps decreasing blood pressure, increasing muscle strength, lowers cholesterol and triglycerides levels, improving sleep, increasing insulin sensitivity and helps to control body weight.

5. Avaoid Excess use of Painkillers

Pain killers may give you relief from aches and pain but, they may harm your kidneys, especially those who already have kidney diseases. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are over counter pain medicines but, never consume over the recommended limit by your doctor.