Your kidney is a very vital organ, which play a major role in excretion of harmful toxins and excess water from your body. This organ can be easily damaged by some of the behaviors that we develop as we grow old. If you want to avoid kidney failure then take good care your kidneys by avoiding these harmful habits.
Inadequate water intake
For you to keep your body hydrated and healthy, you are advised to drink at least 1.5 to 2 litres of water in a day. If you aren't consuming enough water, then you are slowly killing your kidneys. Insufficient water intake can lead to painful kidney stones which negatively impact your health.
People often use painkillers to alleviate pain and aches, but overusing over the counter pain medicine can be dangerous to your kidneys, especially if you already have kidney disease. Research shows that long term use of painkillers can increase the risk of kidney cancer by 50%.
Excessive alcohol consumption
Studies show that consuming more than 4 drinks a day can result to chronic kidney disease. Alcohol causes changes in the function of your kidneys, thus affecting their ability to filter blood. Heavy drinking also increases urine acid and it can lead to kidney failure.
Staying with bladder full
Naturally your body has to get rid of waste products from the bladder which is a healthy thing for your kidneys. If you have a habit of holding urine for a long period of time, then you are damaging your kidneys. This often increases pressure on your kidneys which can lead to serious kidney health problems.
Getting enough sleep turns out to be extremely important for your general well-being. If you don't get a restful night it can affect your kidneys as well. This is because kidneys function is highly regulated by the sleep - wake cycle which usually helps to coordinate your kidneys workload over 24hrs.
If you want to have a healthy kidney, adopt healthy habits and always remember to eat a healthy balanced diet.
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