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Of course, you know that kidneys are a very important organs and their functioning well is very important to your overall health. And knowingly you would not cause any damage to the kidneys as that has long term implications. But there just maybe a few common habits that may be working against you and silently damaging your kidneys. In the article below the author alerts you what you should look out for in the interest of preserving your kidney health. Team RetyrSmart
Should you worry about these common habits that could be harming your kidneys?
The kidneys play an important role, they work 24/7. It filters your blood, removes waste, controls the body’s fluid balance, and keep the level of electrolytes in check. Interestingly, the blood of your body passes through your kidneys 40 times a day. That is why it is important to take care of your kidneys and safeguard them by making healthier choices
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Going overboard with painkillers
Painkillers i.e. nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) helps you relieve the pain but it can also damage your kidneys. You should over-consume painkillers as they can directly impact your kidneys.
Taking extra salt
Foods that are high in salt or sodium not only increase the blood pressure levels but impacts your kidneys too. You can instead add other herbs and spices which will enhance the flavour of your dish.
Did you know that processed foods are high in sodium and phosphorous. You must avoid processed foods if you have kidney issues.
Not drinking enough water
Staying hydrated helps you clear out toxins from your body, in fact, it also helps in avoiding kidney stones. Make sure you consume 3-4 litres of water to stay away from kidney diseases.
Lack of Sleep
Sleep helps rejuvenate your body. Sleep is important for your overall health. According to Times of India report, kidney function is regulated by the sleep-wake cycle which helps coordinate the kidney’s workload over 24 hours.
Extra spoon of sugar
Sugar is a silent killer and too much sugar in food can lead to diabetes, high blood pressures which can impact your kidney function.
Stay away from alcohol as over drinking can also lead to chronic kidney diseases.
Smoking is injurious for your overall health
People who are regular smokers can have protein in the urine which is a sign of kidney damage, according to the TOI report.