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Keeping your kidneys healthy is better than tonifying them

2018-04-23 09:36:43

The kidney is the body's silent hero, filtering and removing waste from the estimated 120-150 quarts of blood each day. The kidneys play a key role in making red blood cells, controlling blood pressure, maintaining healthy bones, and regulating the level of electrolytes in the blood. So you need to protect the health of these hard working organs, and here are some tips that can help


1. Stay hydrated Water helps your kidneys work properly by diluting the concentration of waste in your urine, so you need to get plenty of fluids. Normally, adult women need 2.1L of hydration per day, and adult men need about 2.6L. But sometimes, when factors such as hot weather or strenuous exercise sweat, you need to add more water. The color of your urine can be an indicator of dehydration: if it's darker than straw, you need to drink water to rehydrate.


2. Control blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar High blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol or blood sugar levels can also damage the kidneys. High blood pressure is especially harmful, and there are no obvious symptoms when blood pressure rises, so it is necessary to have your blood pressure checked regularly. If abnormalities in blood pressure, cholesterol or blood sugar are caused by lifestyle, measures such as a healthy diet and regular exercise can help, as well as following your doctor's advice and taking medications as prescribed.


This information is taken from experience without authorization

Matters needing attention

Being overweight, meaning a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or higher, is bad for the kidneys, and being overweight increases the chance of developing high blood pressure. A healthy weight loss program combined with a balanced diet and exercise can help achieve normal weight goals.


Smoking hurts the heart and lungs and causes cancer, the kidneys don't like it either, smoking raises blood pressure and slows blood flow to the kidneys.