The kidneys are a pair of bean-shaped organs located one on each side of your lumbar spine. Normal kidneys filter about half a cup of blood every minute, removing wastes and toxins Plus the extra water from the body to make urine.
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Now we will look into 10 Habits that can badly damage your kidneys and can sometimes lead to irreversible kidney failure.
10: NOT DRINKING ENOUGH WATER: Drinking 1.5 to 2 liters of water is a must for your kidneys to function properly and remove wastes and toxins from your blood. If you do not drink enough water, it may cause serious kidney issues including painful kidney stone disease.
9: TOO MUCH RED MEAT INTAKE: Over consumption of animal protein can create a lot of acid in your blood that can lead to acidosis. Animal meat specially Red Meat sources have toxins like ammonia and nitrogen. If you enjoy these too often in your diet, you’ll send your kidneys into overdrive as they try to filter the toxins. With time, this disorder may cause chronic kidney problems. The recommended daily intake of protein is about 1-1.6 grams per kilogram of body weight.
8: OVER USE OF PAIN KILLER MEDICINES: Heavy or Regular overuse of Analgesics and Anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin or ibuprofen can result in kidney damage and even irreversible kidney failure. Remember, even if you are suffering from severe pain, painkillers should only be taken for a short period of time and at the lowest possible dosage.
7: HOLDING YOUR NATURES CALL: Yes, Holding your pee or Not emptying your bladder on time is one of the reasons for kidney disease. If you are doing this often and making a habit to resist the urge to pass urine, the urine remains stagnant in your bladder for a longer period, and this helps bacterial growth which can start multiplying and cause Urinary tract infections which can ascend up and damage your kidneys.
6: TOO MUCH or TOO LITTLE EXERCISE: Working out at gym with weights too hard and too long can cause rhabdomyolysis, a condition when your muscles get injured and the dead muscle fibers in form of myoglobin is too high in your blood and when passes through kidneys can damage the kidneys. This can lead to serious health complications including kidney failure.
5: TOO LITTLE ACTIVITY AND SITTING IN ONE PLACE: can impair renal function specially if you are a diabetic or hypertensive.
4: SMOKING AND ALCOHOL: In addition of being a major risk factor for heart disease, Smoking is a risk factor for kidney disease as well. Too heavy alcohol consumption can also exert a tremendous pressure on the kidney function.
3: TOO MUCH SALT INTAKE: High levels of sodium in your diet, whether in the form of salt in your cooking or more commonly through hidden sources, are potentially problematic, especially if you have a tendency for hypertension.
2: SLEEP AND STRESS: Not sleeping well and Stress can be and aggravating factor for chronic kidney disease. Chronic sleep disorders can lead to atherosclerosis or the hardening and clogging of your arteries. This could lead to high blood pressure that can overload your kidneys and cause chronic kidney failure.
1: TOO MUCH DIET SODA: Studies have shown that over 3,000 women who drank 2 or more sodas every day had a significant decline in kidney function.