Simple Ways to Keep Your Kidneys Healthy
March is National Kidney Month, and to help you take better care of your kidneys, we at Lowenhill Home Care Services are sharing this list of simple ways you can keep your kidneys healthy and avoid Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).
Your kidneys are responsible for several functions, but most importantly they filter waste products, excess water, and other impurities from your blood. Additionally, your kidneys are what regulates the pH, potassium, and salt levels in your body. They’re also the organs that are responsible for regulating blood pressure and controlling the production of red blood cells.
Maintaining kidney health is important to your overall health and well-being. And here’s how you can do that:
- Keep Active and Fit
Maintaining a regular exercise routine isn’t just good for your waistline. It can also lower your risk of developing CKD. It reduces blood pressure and boosts heart health, which are both important to preventing kidney damage. Some simple exercise you can do to start is walking, cycling, dancing, or yoga.
- Keep an Eye on Your Blood Sugar
People with diabetes or conditions that cause high blood sugar are at higher risk of developing kidney damage. But if you can keep your blood sugar controlled, you can reduce your risk.
- Monitor Weight and Eat a Healthy Diet
People who are overweight or obese have higher chances of developing diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension, all of which are risk factors for kidney disease. Choose to eat fresh ingredients that naturally low-sodium, such as cauliflower, blueberries, fish, and whole grains.
- Drink Plenty of Water
Water helps flush out sodium and toxins from your kidneys. Aim to drink at least 1.5 to 2 liters per day.
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