Tips to reduce the risk of kidney disease.
In this post we will be talking about how to reduce the risk of kidney disease. Without wasting much time, lets jump into the business of the day.
Kidney disease are silent killers, which largely affect your quality of life. For starters , most people are born with two kidneys but you need only one .Everyday the kidney 200 liters of blood , removing 2 liters of toxin , wastes and water in process. wastes and water leave the body as urine .
Tips for reducing the risk of kidney disease 1. You should always keep fit and active
One way to reduce the risk of kidney disease is to keep fit . It helps you to reduce your blood pressure and therefore reducing the risk of chronic kidney disease .
2. You should also keep regular control of your blood sugar level
It is important for people with diabetes to have regular tests to check the kidney functions because about half of people with diabetes develop kidney damage .
High blood pressure and diabetes are the two leading causes of kidney disease . The kidney is a vascular organ [meaning it contains many blood vessels].
Kidney damage from diabetes can be reduced if detected early . And it is also important to keep control of blood sugar levels.
3. You should also check your blood pressure
High blood pressure can lead to stroke or heart attack , only few know that it can lead to kidney damage . The normal blood pressure level is 120/80 .when you are between this level and 139/89 , you are considered prehypertensive and should dietary and lifestyle changes .
At 140/90 and above you should monitor your blood pressure level regularly . High blood pressure is likely to cause kidney damage when associated with other factors like diabetes , cardio-vascular disease and high cholesterol.
4. You should always eat healthy and keep your weight check
This can help prevent diabetes , heart disease and other conditions associated with chronic disease. You should reduce the level of your SALT intake . The recommended sodium intake is 5-6 grams of salt per day [around a tea spoon].
In order to reduce your salt intake , you should try and limit the amount of processed and restaurant food you take . you should try and prepare foods yourself.
5. Do not smoke
Smoking slows the flow of blood to the kidneys . when less blood reaches the kidney , it reduces the ability to function properly.
6. Do not take over-the-counter pills on regular basis
Drugs such as non-steriodal anti inflammatory like ibuprofen are know to causes kidney damage if taken excessively.
It do not pose danger if your kidneys are are relatively healthy and you use them on emergencies only. This another way to reduce the risk of kidney disease.
7. You should maintain a healthy fluid mistake
Traditional wisdom has long suggested we drink 1.5 to 2 liters of water per day . Consuming of plenty of fluids help the kidney clear sodium , urea and toxins from the body , which in turn lowers the risk of developing chronic kidney disease.
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