Kidneys are an important set of organs which literally carry about the waste management system of the body. These organs have the basic function of filtering the extra water and waste, and converting it to urine which is let out of our body. So to say they actually do the ‘dirty work’, but the same work without which we ourselves would become dirty from the inside.
So it is obvious that keeping them working and disease-free is essential. Yet, there exist certain diseases that affect the kidneys. Kidneys are said to be diseased if they fail do perform their basic function of filtering waste. This damage obviously will cause all the waste to accumulate, these are some causes you need to know
1. Delaying going to toilet.
Keeping your urine in your bladder for too long is a bad habit. A full bladder can cause bladder damage.The urine that stays in the bladder multiplies bacteria quickly. Once the urine reflushes back to the ureter and kidneys, the toxic substances can result in kidney infections, then urinary tract infections, and then nephritis, and even uremia. When nature calls– do it as soon as possible.
2. Eating too much salt,
You should eat not more than 5.8 grams of salt daily.
3. Eating too much meat.
Too much protein in your diet is harmful for your kidneys. Protein digestion produces ammonia – a toxin that is very destructive to your kidneys. More meat equals to more kidney damage.
4. Drinking too much caffeine.
Caffeine is a component of many
sodas and soft drinks. It raises your blood pressure and your
kidneys start suffering. So you should cut down the amount of coke you drink daily.
5. Not drinking water.
Our kidneys should be hydrated properly to perform their functions well. If we don’t drink enough water, the toxins can start accumulating in the blood, as there isn’t enough fluid to drain them through the kidneys. Drink more than 10 glasses of water daily. There is an easy way to check if you are drinking enough water: look at the colour of your urine; the lighter the colour, the better.
6. Late treatment .
Treat all your health problems properly and have your health checked regularly. Let’s help ourselves…God will protect you and your family from every disease this year and beyond, Amen!
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