Eight Common habits that may harm your kidneys

  • Not drinking enough water  Our kidneys need to be hydrated enough to perform their functions properly, if not toxins will start accumulating in your body and may cause serious health problems including kidney failure. may cause serious health problems including kidney failure.Drinking 1.5 – 2 liters of water can help in keeping your kidneys healthy!

 

  • High intake of salt and sugar Diabetes and high blood pressure are the common health conditions behind kidney disease. consuming too much salt and sugar will result of both diabetes and hypertension which will increase the possibility of having kidney disease.

 

  • Eating too much meat  can harm your kidney and increase risk of developing kidney damage. Red meat generates a high amount of acids in blood thus resulting in acidosis, the kidney cannot flush out acids fast enough and cannot keep the balance of pH which can lead to severe health problems and chronic kidney disease.

 

  •  Not having enough sleep Lack of sleep raises your blood pressure which affects the functions of your kidneys, also your kidneys need sleep to heal as well, sleeping helps your body in renewing and healing the organs as well.

 

  • Lack of exercise Less exercising has been linked to the development of kidney disease, because physical activity improves blood pressure and metabolism both important for the functioning of kidneys.

 

  • Smoking Smokers run the risk of losing kidney functions faster than non-smokers, smoking increases your heart rate and medically it was found that regular smokers ae more likely to have protein in the urine which is a symptom of kidney damage.

 

  • Drinking caffeine drinks Caffeine drinks increases your blood pressure which can overload your kidneys and cause kidney problems.

 

  • Overusing Painkillers Regular overuse of painkillers can result in kidney damage or total kidney failure.Painkillers might ease your pain but using them continuously results in decreasing the blood flow to your kidneys and worsen their functioning. 

Not drinking enough water

Our kidneys need to be hydrated enough to perform their functions properly, if not toxins will start accumulating in your body and may cause serious health problems including kidney failure. may cause serious health problems including kidney