9 Important Tips to Take Care of your Kidneys

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Published on November 23, 2015 by HTC Team

Doctor Willie explains useful tips and suggestions to take care of your kidneys.

  • Limit salt intake-too much salt can make us retain water and this can damage the kidneys. Always choose low salt varieties of foods and meats.
  • Limit high protein foods-too much protein can overwork the kidneys and thus it is important to eat a balanced diet.
  • Keep blood pressure under control-high blood pressure can damage the kidneys and thus it must be kept under control.
  • Take care of blood sugar levels-diabetes can also lead to kidney damage and failure and thus it should be checked regularly.
  • Drink a lot of water-drink about 7-8 glasses of water every day as it reduces chances of infections and kidney stones.
  • Avoid taking too much pain relievers-taking too many pain reliever pills can damage the kidneys. It is better to go for physical therapy to relieve pain.
  • Be careful when going for medical tests-medical tests and examinations like CT scan, MRI and others can lead to kidney related issues and one must remain careful about them.
  • Limit vitamin C-too much of vitamin C can cause kidney stones and thus they should be consumed in limited quantity.
  • Take kidney checkups regularly-it is important to go for kidney tests regularly to detect and treat kidney problems early and to avoid them from becoming serious ones.
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