Let’s save the kidney!

Both kidneys clean 180 liters of blood daily. They produce about one and a half liters of urine per day. But the kidney’s job is not only to excrete urine; It has other important jobs. Kidney keeps the water level in the body balanced. It keeps the blood pressure correct. Helps in the production of red blood cells. Helps in bone growth. Promotes the movements of bronchi, blood vessels, intestinal tissues, etc. Expels toxins produced in the body. Eliminates toxins in food and medicine.

Why kidney damage?

Uncontrolled diabetes, uncontrolled blood pressure, smoking, alcohol consumption, kidney infections, kidney stones, obesity, tuberculosis, frequent use of pain relievers, food poisoning, septicemia, prostate inflammation, cancer, herbal medicines containing metal Kidney damage due to etc. If these are controlled early, the kidney will not be affected as much. Failure to do so may result in kidney failure.

Sudden renal failure

Even if the body’s water content decreases due to vomiting and diarrhea, blood flow to the kidneys decreases, if diseases like malaria and rat fever occur, if there are poisonous bites like snake bites, wasps, if there is an allergy to drugs, even if pregnant women have birth complications like dangerous miscarriage, excessive discharge, the kidneys can suddenly fail. Then the separation of urine will decrease; Swelling of the face and feet. Some people also have swelling of the body.

Chronic renal failure

Uncontrolled diabetes, hypertension, obesity etc. can affect the kidney and gradually cause it to fail. At some point there will be a complete shutdown. As a result, urine output decreases, waste accumulates in the body and general health is affected; Life will be in danger.

Symptoms of chronic kidney failure include scanty urination, loss of appetite, vomiting, inability to eat, lack of sleep, anemia, body itching and fatigue, swelling of the face/limbs, and shortness of breath.

What are the tests?

Kidney problems may not be apparent early on; Symptoms become apparent only after the problem has grown to a dangerous level. People over 40 years of age, people with diabetes, high blood pressure, people with hereditary kidney problems, people with kidney stones, people with problems with blood in the urine, people with problems urinating, and people with frequent kidney infections should have a ‘Master Health Checkup’ related to the kidneys once a year. Blood, urine test, abdominal X-ray, ultrasound scan, IVP test (Intravenous pyelogram – IVP), CT scan. Scan/MRI Scans etc help to know kidney function.

Treatment methods

If kidney damage is detected early, the underlying cause of the disease can be treated with medication. However, drug therapy alone is not sufficient in severe kidney failure; Blood purification treatment called ‘Dialysis’ is also required. Some people may need a kidney transplant.

10 ways to protect kidney!

Let the blood pressure be correct!

High blood pressure is the number one enemy of the kidney. Kidney damage can often be avoided by controlling blood pressure. People over the age of thirty should have their blood pressure checked monthly

Salt – beware!

A person needs only 5 grams of table salt in a day. It is also better to take less salt than this. Salty foods like pickles, garuwadu, waffles. Salt and soda water should be completely avoided. Processed packet foods, fast foods, instant foods, and artificially colored foods are high in salt. These must be avoided.

Let the blood sugar level!

People with diabetes need to keep their blood sugar levels under control. The ideal blood sugar level is 120 mg/dL. They should get kidney function tests done once a year.

Smoke is hostile to the kidneys!

‘Nicotine’ toxin constricts blood vessels. Due to this, the blood pressure will increase and the kidney will be affected. Also, smoking increases the risk of kidney cancer and bladder cancer.

Drinking water is important!

Living in tropical areas, we should drink 3-4 liters of water daily. It is only then that toxic substances including urea will be flushed out from the kidneys; It also prevents the formation of kidney stones. Meanwhile, people suffering from kidney damage should drink water as per doctor’s advice.

Do not self-medicate!

Overuse of strong drugs like arthritis and back pain pills and steroid pills can affect the kidneys. Do not take any medicine on your own without doctor’s advice. Avoid seeking treatment from unqualified doctors in the name of alternative medicine. The reason is that illegal drugs are often adulterated with large amounts of metals. These metals can cause kidney damage.

Do not hold back urine.

If you feel the urge to urinate, stop immediately. Only then the wastes in it will be removed immediately and the urinary tract will be clean. No infection.

Cleanse the reproductive organs thoroughly while taking a daily bath. This can prevent kidney infection.

Do not drink alcohol

Many chemicals in alcohol are harmful to the kidneys.

Exercise daily

Any exercise is good. However, walking is a simple form of exercise for everyone. Get 6-8 hours of sleep daily.

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