During a hot sunny afternoon, or after an intense work out, we find ourselves gulping down several cups of water within minutes. Shortly after, a sudden urge of peeing will occur. This is an act from our kidneys, two bean-shaped organs that serves as sensors to maintain the fluid level within our body.
While our kidneys maintains the fluid level within our body, it also serves many other core functions :
• It excretes waste from our bodies by filtering out toxins, excess salts and urea.
• It balances the water level in body when water intake decreases.
• It regulates and restores normal blood pressure within our bodies by constricting and retaining blood flow.
• It regulations the red blood cells concentration in our bodies by producing more oxygen-carrying red blood cells when the kidneys don’t get enough oxygen.
• It regulate the acid produced by the food to keep a healthy balance of these chemicals.
Like all other organs, if not taken care of, diseases can come symptom-free, you may not notice anything wrong before you’ve suffered irreparable damage. And since prevention is better than cure, to prevent getting in that situation, I advise you to:
•Stay Hydrated! Water is the cheapest supplement for our bodies. If there aren’t any strenuous activities on that day, an average person should drink at least three litres of water to keep kidney strong and healthy.
•Start taking Probiotics! Probiotics should be taken as a daily supplement as it helps your kidney break down waste materials and contribute to the overall digestive health.
• Cut down on food containing high phosphorous, such as fish and poultry. If your kidney is already not functioning properly, the phosphor accumulation can cause threatening effects to the body such as hardening of tissue and heart disorder.
• Detoxify and cleanse your body by drinking Fruit and Vegetable Juices.
• Exercise! Exercising will benefit your overall health. By loosing weight, it will lessen some stress on the kidneys and your body in general.
• Stop smoking! The toxins in cigarettes will damage your kidney.
• Avoid painkillers! Painkillers contains chemical that are very hard on the kidney and increases the risk of developing kidney cancer.
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Author Credits: Anndy Lian
(Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, dietitian nor nutritionist I do not claim to cure any cause, condition or disease. All information is intended only to help you cooperate with your doctor, in your efforts toward desirable weight levels and health. Only your doctor can determine what is right for you. You should always do what is right for your own personal life.)