Kidney Damaging Habits

Eating too much meat :

Eating too much meat and protein can increase the metabolic load of the Kidney, in particular, regular consumption of red meat can cause dysfunction or failure.


Lack of Vitamins and Minerals :   

For optimal Kidney functioning, you need to get the required amounts of vitamins and minerals. Vitamins B6 and Magnesium are important for proper kidney functioning.


Painkiller abuse : 

The uses of analgesics for a prolonged duration may reduce the flowing blood and greatly affect kidney function. These pills gradually deteriorate the kidney and liver.


Not emptying your bladder early : 

Controlling yourself from urinating for a long time can cause the bacteria breeding in urine to multiply quickly. Once the urine refluxes back to ureter and Kidney, the bacteria can result in Kidney infection then urinary tract infection, and then nephritis, even Uremia. So be sure to urinate without any delay.


Drinking too much alcohol :

Drinking alcohol without limitation may cause the deposition of uric acid in renal tubules, causing tubular obstruction and increasing risks of Kidney failure.


Lack of Sleep :

Lack of sleep can lead to several health problems including kidney disease. while you sleep your body repairs damaged kidney tissue. So better sleep means better kidneys.


Not eating enough : 

This is equally as dangerous as eating too much, both of them will lead damages to your digestive organs where is full of mucosal tissues. Mucosal tissues relate closely to your immune system. This is why many Kidney failures patients are diagnosed with "autoimmune kidney damages". 


Excess Sugar : 

High sugar foods increase the protein content in your system which in turn exerts pressure on your kidneys. Protein in the urine (proteinuria) is an early sign of kidney damage.


Taking too much salt : 

Excess salt intake will make the kidneys work harder to excrete the excess salt and can lead to decreased kidney function. 

This excess sodium will cause water retention, causing edema. Edema usually elevates blood pressure and increases the risk of developing kidney disease Limit the salt intake around 5 grams a day.

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