Our body's fluid management would not be possible without the kidneys, which are located at the base of the rib cage. The kidneys remove fluid from the blood and excrete it in the urine after you consume it. Aside from this, the kidneys play a key role in the regulation of blood pressure by producing hormones that regulate pH, salt, and potassium.
Being overweight, for example, may cause the kidneys to work harder than necessary, resulting in a lower quality of life. As a result of the increased workload, chronic ailments such as renal disease and high blood pressure might develop over time.
Regular exercise and a good diet are necessary for a strong heart. There are some extremely common bad behaviors out there that could be jeopardizing your entire endeavor.
Heart disease can be caused by a wide range of everyday activities that many people take for granted. In the following list are some of our daily practices that are detrimental to our kidneys and heart health.
1. Regular intake of alcoholic beverages.
In spite of the fact that you don't regularly binge drink, excessive alcohol consumption can injure your kidneys. Rather of causing immediate harm, the impact is more gradual. Excessive drinking is associated with a twofold increase in the chance of developing chronic renal disease, which does not improve with time.
Cardiomyopathy caused by excessive alcohol intake is known as alcoholic cardiomyopathy (ACM). The heart's ability to pump blood is weakened and thinned over time by chronic alcohol intake. All of your body's key functions are affected when your heart's ability to pump blood efficiently is compromised. There are numerous health risks associated with this, including heart disease and stroke.
Sitting in the same position for a long time.
The more time you spend sitting each day, the greater your risk of heart disease, according to study from Harvard University. Heart attacks and strokes can occur more frequently in people who sit for more than 10 hours a day than those who sit for five hours or less each day, according to a new study.
Diabetes, heart disease, and cancer have all been linked to those who sit for long amounts of time every day. Studies show that women are more likely to develop chronic kidney disease if they sit for long periods of time.
3. Using tobacco as a means of inhalation.
Every year, more than seven million people die as a direct result of their habitual inhalation of secondhand smoke. Cancer, cardiovascular disease, and respiratory disease are only a few of the long-term effects of smoking. In addition, it may increase the chance of getting kidney disease.
4. An excessive intake of sugar.
These arteries may weaken and get blocked over time if there is too much sugar in the blood. A lack of blood supply damages the kidneys, allowing albumin (a protein) to pass through the kidneys' filters and end up in the urine.
Adding sugar to your diet raises the chance of type 2 diabetes, which in turn raises your risk of heart disease and stroke. When blood sugar levels climb to a given threshold, the risk of coronary heart disease increases (and thus insulin levels).
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