PATIENTS with high blood pressure, diabetes, or those who have a family history of health problems are at risk of developing kidney disease.
However, it does not mean that healthy people do not need to maintain the health of their kidneys because there are various other factors that cause this disease.
There are various things you can do to treat your kidneys including;
- Drink water
In fact, there is no evidence that drinking too much water is an effective way to improve kidney function which should be able to ‘wash’ the organs.
Drinking water is good but drinking more than you can not improve kidney function. It is best to drink enough water to keep the body hydrated.
- Eat healthily
Some kidney problems occur due to other diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or heart disease.
Therefore, those who are at risk are strongly advised to maintain a balanced and healthy diet to control body weight and blood pressure.
Preventing diabetes and high blood pressure will also help keep your kidneys in good condition.
- Exercise regularly
Many of us exercise but how many do it consistently? To maintain a healthy body, we are recommended to exercise three times a week.
This not only helps to lose weight but increases stamina and reduces the risk of various diseases.
- Avoid supplements
Supplements that are prescribed can help restore high blood pressure, diabetes whose content is unknown can harm the kidneys, especially those at risk.
Before eating something, it is better to ask the doctor’s view and advice so that it is not dangerous, especially for those who already have chronic diseases.
- Stop smoking
Smoking not only damages your lungs but can also affect blood vessels which in turn causes blood flow to the kidneys to be affected.
When the kidneys don’t get enough blood, they can’t function properly. So stop smoking.