This bean-shaped organ is responsible for filtering 120-150 quarts of blood and produce 1-2 quart of urine.
Urine produced by the kidney is transported to the bladder with help of thin tubes – called ureters. When the bladder is filled to its maximum capacity, a signal is sent to the brain to attend to the nature’s call. The bladder is emptied with help of urethra (a tube located at the bottom of your bladder)
These statistics are alarming and prove how neglected kidney health is among people.
You know the importance and significance of your kidney. Keep this organ healthy. Here are some tips for you.
Maintain a sufficient water intake
Keep your kidney strong and provide them with sufficient amount of water to process into urine. Doctors recommend drinking 7-8 glasses of water every day. If you practice extreme sports or live in an extreme climate conditions, increase your water intake accordingly.
Lower phosphorus content in your body
Phosphorus is not good for your body, and kidney removes it from your system. High level of phosphorus can lead to CKD (chronic kidney disease) and even cause calcium erosion from your bones. With time it hardens your tissues, impacting organs like heart and kidney.
Therefore, decrease your consumption of processed foods and carbonated soft drinks. Recommended amount of phosphorus intake is 800-1200 mg per day.
Probiotics are good bacteria that help keep your kidneys healthy. Probiotic improves kidneys waste processing function along with overall digestion. Clinical trials also recorder enhanced kidney function among CKD patients who consumed probiotics.
Eating kidney-friendly foods
Here is a list of food items that will enhance your kidneys functions
- Olive oil
Detoxify your body
Once in a while give your kidney a break and detoxify your body. Drink green juices, such as cilantro juice, lemon and honey juice, or any other herbal juice.
Maintain a healthy weight
Obesity is a leading cause of many cardiac and kidney diseases. Obesity increases chances of diabetes and high blood pressure, which may further lead to kidney problems. Incorporate healthy diet and exercise in your lifestyle to attain optimal kidney function.
Avoid pain medication
Contents found in pain medication can prove damaging for your kidneys.
To make matter worse people usually consume pain medication to dull down the effects of alcohol – a kidney-damaging combination. Research has found that people who consume high amount of pain medication increase the risk of kidney cancer.
Say no to smoking
Smoking is a bad habit, with various detrimental effects on your body. The carcinogens present in cigarettes damage your kidneys.
Bathe in Epsom salt
Long bath can be relaxing for your mind, but your kidneys can also benefit from it. Add a little Epsom salt in your bath water. Epsom salt detoxifies the body and gives your kidneys a much-needed boost.
Healthy kidneys will ensure a happy healthy life ahead. Keep them healthy and functioning with these habits, if you are experiencing any sort of discomfort or pain then head over to Metropolitan Lithotriptor Associates.
We have some of the best urologists in Queens, NYC. Kidney stones and enlarged prostate treatment is our specialty. You will get reliable and economical urological care at our state-of-the-art urology center specializing in shock wave lithotripsy, cryosurgery and BPH treatment.
Get in touch with the clinic today, if you are experiencing any of these signs or symptoms of kidney trouble.