Golden rules to keep your kidneys healthy

Kidney disease is a major health concern that many people across the globe are facing today. However, inculcating a few simple rules in your daily life can help you keep your kidneys healthy and enhance the overall efficiency of your body as well.

Sujit Chatterjee, CEO of Dr LH Hiranandani Hospital, lists down the golden rules to follow to keep your kidneys healthy:

Avoid too much medicines and pain killers: Intake of too many medicines is one of the major reasons for kidney failure and other chronic kidney diseases. So, whenever possible, go for natural therapies.

Keep blood sugar in control: Having excessive blood sugar is never good for your kidneys as to filter the same your kidneys will have to work even harder. This, in the long term, can increase the chances of kidney failure. So, check your sugar levels regularly and take every necessary precaution to keep them under control.

Keep yourself hydrated: The wonders that regular water intake can do to the body are uncountable and keeping your kidneys healthy is one of them. So, ensure that you drink at least 8-10 glasses of water every day, as it helps in removing toxins from kidneys.

Maintain a healthy weight: Being overweight means increased pressure on your organs and more toxin accumulation in the body. So, ensure that you avoid the same to lower the chances of any harmful disease, including kidney ailments.

Avoid smoking and drinking: Smoking and drinking increase the burden on your kidneys by increasing the number of toxins in the body. So, make sure that you avoid both so that your kidneys remain healthy.

Keep a check on blood pressure: High blood pressure can cause serious problem for your kidney and in the long run, can even lead to kidney failure. If you face high blood pressure then consult your doctor immediately.

Eat healthy: A healthy diet helps you in keeping every organ of your body at full efficiency and energy levels elevated. For better kidney health make sure that you eat a diet that is low in sodium. Some of the best options to go for are egg whites, blueberries, fish, whole grains, and cauliflower.

Regular exercise: Working out regularly not only help your body loose toxins faster but also help in improving the overall body functioning. So, exercise at least 5 times a week and ensure that you follow this in the long term with proper consistency. Yoga is a good option for maintaining healthy kidneys.

Routine body check-ups: Having full-body check-ups on a routine basis is extremely important as it will help you in knowing about any serious problem in the early stages. Make sure that you get the check-ups done at least 2-3 times a year.

(Source: IANS)