Kidneys are very important to our body to extract and excrete waste from blood as urine. They also regulate pH of blood, fluid volume, electrolytes in blood and maintain blood pressure. Kidney disease is the 9th leading cause of death in the world. So here we will discuss the methods to prevent kidney diseases.
Drink lot of water
Drink at least 8 glasses of water per day. This will help to flush out waste from the blood and prevent kidney disease.
Avoid pain killers
To prevent kidney disease, avoid taking painkillers. If unavoidable, take painkillers on physician’s advice and for a short period only.
Blood sugar, Pressure and cholesterol
Keep your blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol under control to prevent kidney disease.
Keep your body weight under control to prevent kidney disease. Obesity may produce diabetes and high blood pressure which can produce kidney disease. Obesity also increases the metabolic load to kidneys.
Smoking can affect the blood supply to the kidneys. The toxins absorbed while smoking can damage the kidneys. So avoid smoking to prevent kidney disease.
Urge to urinate
Do not Control the urge to urinate for too long. This will stretch the bladder muscles and damage the elasticity of the bladder. Stagnation of urine increases urinary infection. The back pressure can damage the kidneys. Relieve bladder often to prevent kidney disease.
Avoid taking extra salt in food. Reduce pickles, salty snacks, junk food, aerated drinks, processed food and avoid food with pesticides to prevent kidney disease.
Reduce mental stress and do regular exercises like yoga and tai chi to prevent kidney disease.
Vegetables and fruits
Take plenty of multi-coloured fruits and vegetables that are rich in antioxidants and vitamins. Take more kidney friendly foods like asparagus, berries, watermelons, cabbage, cauliflower, pepper, onions and garlic to prevent kidney disease.