The kidneys act like your body’s personal garbage collectors. While averting the build-up of wastes and excess fluid, the kidneys also keeps electrolyte levels steady and produce hormones that make red blood cells.
Here below we have 5 tips to keep your kidneys in good health.
>Keep yourself hydrated: Drink plenty of fluids (48 to 64 ounces of water daily) to help the kidneys work well. This is also the best way to prevent kidney stones.
>Screen yourself regularly: Have a regular check with the doctor. If your blood pressure is high, check it frequently and get it under control to make sure your kidneys stay fit. Following a DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet helps to reduce blood pressure.
>Eat healthy and exercise regularly: Healthy and balanced diet provide you plenty vitamins and minerals for proper function of the organs and to preserve health. Exercise, such as walking, cycling or swimming every week will also help to maintain your kidney in good health.
>Avoid OTC medications: Avoid over-the counter sedatives, like ibuprofen for everyday pain or joint swelling without doctor’s prescription. These drugs can cause injury to the kidneys if taken too often over a long period.
>Control your blood sugar: People with diabetes may progress kidney damage. When your body’s cells can’t use the glucose (sugar) in your blood, your kidneys are forced to work extra hard to filter your blood. However, if you can control your blood sugar, you reduce the risk of damage. Also, if the damage is caught early, your doctor can take steps to reduce or avert additional damage.
So, try the above tips to keep your kidney healthy.