5 Tips To Keep Your Kidney Healthy
5 Tips To Keep Your Kidney Healthy: A kidney provides following functions in the body:
- Excretion of wastes
- Reabsorption of vital nutrients
- Acid-base homeostasis
- Osmolality regulation
- Blood pressure regulation
- Hormone secretion
To allow for a kidney to function normally and perform so many functions in the body it is necessary for one to take due care of it. Find tips below to keep your kidney healthy:
- Stay hydrated
Drinking plenty of fluid will help your kidneys function properly. Your urine should be straw-colored. If it’s any darker that may be a sign of dehydration
During hot weather in the summer, when travelling in hot countries, or when exercising strenuously, you need to drink more water than usual to make up for the fluid lost by sweating.
- Eat healthily
A balanced diet ensures you get all the minerals and vitamins your body needs. Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables and grains, such as whole wheat pasta, bread and rice. Don’t eat too much salty or fatty food.
- Do a routine medical check up
Check for GFR,urine albumin, uric acid,blood pressure and blood glucose. Have your blood pressure checked regularly. Good nutrition is vital for a healthy body and reproductive system. Eating a nutritious diet and making positive lifestyle changes can help boost fertility and prepare your body for pregnancy.
- Don’t smoke or drink too much alcohol
It is no doubt that excess Drinking and smoking leads to increased blood pressre which is further one of the major causes of kidney diseases. Try to avoid smoking as much as possible and limit your drinks from two small drinks (for man) to one small drink (for woman) a day to keep kidneys functioning healthily.
- Maintain a healthy body weight
- Being too heavy raises your blood pressure, which is bad for your kidneys. Try to keep yourself at a healthy weight by keeping active and not overeating. Your body mass index (BMI) is a helpful measure of whether you’re a healthy weight. Involve yourself in exercise daily of moderate-intensity such as walking, cycling or swimming.“A healthy outside starts from healthy inside”
While the above article guides you to eating healthier, there is no substitute for customized professional advice given by a qualified nutritionist. We urge you to speak to your personal dietician or if you need help, contact a nutritionist at Qua Nutrition.
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