This Is How You Are Harming Your Kidneys

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Your body is like a puzzle, in the sense that if one piece is missing, the puzzle will be spoiled and incomplete. You should, therefore, exert more efforts to secure those pieces; in cleaner terms, you have to take good care of your body.

Some organs inside the miraculous flesh and blood unit have indispensable functions without which you cannot live. In the medical common terms, these organs are labeled as vital organs. They pump blood, they clean your body from waste, and they grant you more days to live.

The kidneys are also one of the vital organs. Many people experience some minor kidney disease symptoms, but these minor signs develop over time into chronic kidney disease. Here starts the suffering journey with a number of other serious medical conditions.

you could experience a stroke or a heart attack. Some habits which you perform daily might be thought to be harmless, but they, in fact, destroy your body in silence. Let us see what you daily do wrong!

1. Consumption of packaged foods

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A simple kidney infection can generate serious damage in your system. These hazards might have simple starts like the consumption of pre-packaged food. Known food packaging companies put out there all kinds and sorts of packaged food.

Since food package delivery services are available, people find it easier to shop via the phone rather than going to a store in a person.

The kidneys don’t tolerate too much salt, and since packaged foods contain concentrated amounts of sodium, they are harmful. When your body hosts too much of sodium, the latter needs to be flushed out through the urine along with calcium which can generate kidney stones.

2. Blood pressure above the normal average

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When did you have a blood pressure test? Were the normal blood pressure levels subject to any change? Most people don’t show any concern about taking any tests, plus, they don’t have even a clue about pressure levels.

The kidneys are basically composed of urine drains and blood vessels. So it stands to reason that high blood pressure affects the kidneys as it might damage the vessels.

You don’t need to wait until the signs of high blood pressure pop up, then go have a checkup. The tests should be carried out regularly to stop any problem from developing at an early stage.

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3. Keep smoking

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Can you imagine that a small, tall stick in white can flip everything in your life and kill you? Well, this is the story of cigarettes, so they are not any white sticks; they are ones which contain a deadly poison that is responsible for increasing figures of deaths worldwide.

Smoking addiction causes a variety of extremely dangerous diseases, inclusive of cancer in the kidneys. Smoking affects badly your blood pressure by increasing the latter and blood vessels by damaging them.

Automatically, your kidneys will be exposed to malfunction and cancerous growth. So is that cigarette really worth it to put your life at risk?

4. Not drinking water

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The kidneys are organs which obviously need fuel to function properly. The fuel, in this case, is water, so you could tell that what causes kidney disease is the lack of water in your system. How do you expect the kidneys to do their job if they have no means to do so?

Severe dehydration leads often to serious kidney issues. Despite the emergence of signs of dehydration in their bodies, many people are too careless to drink at least 6 or 7 cups of water per day to avoid the risk of developing kidney disease.

Dehydration can decrease your blood pressure and hinder the blood flow to your kidneys. So make sure you drink enough water from now on.

5. Taking a lot of painkillers

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If you go through the globally recognized list of painkillers, you would discover that some strong painkillers can dangerously affect your body’s overall functioning. Over time, a simple dose of painkillers on a constant basis becomes a serious painkiller addiction in the cases of some people.

What they might not be aware of is the fact that the NSAIDs, which are anti-inflammatory drugs, block the access of blood to the kidneys.

We are not saying that you have to put up with terrible pains instead of taking drugs, but we are advising you to stick to safer and limited doses. However, if you are already experiencing signs of kidney disease, NSAIDs should be completely avoided.

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6. Considering supplements safe

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People are most of the time either ignorant of the content of products’ labels or fooled by those which contain words like ‘natural’, ‘bio’ or ‘healthy’.

Take some herbal medicines as an example; sometimes, they are recommended to be consumed as weight loss supplements or dietary supplements. Despite the fact that herbs are natural plants, some types are still toxic.

This means that you cannot blindly pick any random herbal supplement from the shelves of supplement superstores, assuming it is safe.

The scarring of the kidneys, for instance, is triggered by traditional medicines which contain aristolochic, which is a plant-based ingredient. Any supplements, containing Aristolochia, Brigantia or Asarum must be avoided according to the FDA.

7. Gaining weight

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Having any unneeded extra pounds affects your body in a way or another. You cannot live healthfully with fat accumulated on your waist. Being obese and overweight can lead to some of the most serious health conditions such as type II diabetes.

The latter results in its own right in increased chances of kidney disease risk. Your kidneys would be then exposed to scarring and inflammation due to insulin issues in your system.

In case you are already diagnosed with type I or II diabetes, it is wiser to get your kidneys checked up more often and have urine tests every now and then. You could be prescribed a kidney disease diet to avoid further complications.

Do your best to quit the habits that shorten your lifespan by finding and adopting healthier ones! Don’t forget to use your critical mind when you do or buy anything that will come in direct contact with your body!

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