Listed below in this article are the DOs and DON’Ts to keep the kidney healthy;
1. Delaying going to a toilet
Keeping your urine in your bladder for too long is a bad idea. A full bladder can cause bladder damage. The urine that stays in the bladder multiplies bacteria quickly. Once the urine refluxes back to the ureter and kidneys, the toxic substances can result in kidney infections, then urinary tract infections, and then nephritis, and even uraemia. When nature calls – do it as soon as possible.
2. Eating too much salt
You should eat no more than 5.8 grams of salt daily. Too much of salt does great damage to the kidney.
3. Eating too much red meat
Too much protein in your diet is harmful for your kidneys. Protein digestion produces ammonia – a toxin that is destructive to your kidneys. More meat equals more kidney damage.
4. Drinking too much caffeine
Caffeine is a component of many sodas and soft drinks. It raises your blood pressure and your kidneys start suffering, So you should cut down the amount of coke you drink daily.
5. Not drinking enough water
Our kidneys should be hydrated properly to perform their functions well.
If we don’t drink enough, the toxins can start accumulating in the blood, as there isn’t enough fluid to drain them through the kidneys.
Its advisable to drink more than 10 glasses of water daily. There is an easy way to check if you are drinking enough water. An example is looking at the color of your urine because the lighter the color, the more the better it is for your health.
6. Late treatment
Treat all your health problems properly and have your health checked regularly.