HEALTH: How To Keep Your Kidneys Healthy.

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By Lizzy Adie.

Our kidneys plays a vital role in excreting drugs and toxins in the body but sometimes sheer numbers can be overwhelming and they need some help from us. You may need to undergo some detoxing therapy and you certainly need to be constantly on guard against the many drugs and other toxins that can actually harm your kidneys. kidney disease risk factors nclude :diabetes,high blood pressure,obesity,smoking and age. Early detection and treatment can increase the life of the kidneys
 
Here are some few tips to help keep your kidneys healthy.  

1.   Eat alot of fresh fruits and vegetables particularly the leather or fibre together with grass fed beef and free range chicken and eggs.

2.   Delaying going to toilet, keeping your urine in your bladder for too long is a bad idea. a full bladder can cause bladder damage.The urine that stays in the bladder multiplies bacteria quickly. once the urine refluxes back to the ureter and kidneys, the toxins substances can results in kidney infection, then urinary tract infections and then nephritis and even uremia. When nature calls, do it as soon as possible.
3.   Try to drink only water instead of other drinks. Our kidneys should be hydrated properly to perform their functions well. If we don’t drink enough water, the toxins may 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.
4.   Do things that will help you relax and reduce your stress level.
5.   Drinking too much caffeine is a component of many sodas and soft drink. It raises your blood pressure and your kidneys start suffering. so, you should cut down the amount of coke you drink daily.
6.   Treat your health problems properly and have your health checked regularly.
7.   Maintain a health weight and of course, this will be more easily achieved through the other life style changes that you make.
8.   Eating too much meat and too much protein in your diet is harmful for your kidneys. Protein digestion produces ammonia- a toxin that is very destructive to your kidney. More meat equals more kidney damage.
9.  Excess salt in your diet is harmful to the kidneys. you should not consume more than 5.8 grams of salt daily.
10.  Stay fit by at least 30 minutes of physical activity that increases your heart rate on five or more days of the week.
Remember that avoiding all toxins, taking regular exercise along with a balanced diet and drinking plenty of water will help to keep your kidneys working well and in peak condition.