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8 daily habits that damage the kidneys, identify kidney failure with these 10 symptoms

 ways to keep kidney healthy

 HighlightsFor the healthy functioning of the body, it is necessary for the kidneys to be strong and healthy, do not ignore any symptoms, improve the eating habits

 Kidney is an important organ of the body, due to which the functioning of the body can be badly affected. It works 24/7 and filters the blood, removes impurities, regulates the body's fluid balance and controls electrolytes levels.

 There are two kidneys in the body and it is necessary for both of them to be healthy. However, even one kidney can do the job. Interestingly, your body's blood passes through the kidneys 40 times a day.

 Taking care of kidney is very important. Due to poor lifestyle and diet, cases of kidney failure have started increasing. Experts believe that kidney damage can be avoided by improving some everyday habits.

 kidney failure symptoms

 How is kidney failure diagnosed? This question is very common. Experts believe that as kidney function declines, toxins build up in the body, causing itching, dryness, and foul odor in the skin. There is pain in the back or lower abdomen, pain in the side or under the ribs.

 Apart from these, decreased urine, swelling in the feet or ankles, difficulty in breathing, extreme tiredness, nausea, confusion, chest pain, or seizures are the main symptoms of kidney damage. However, sometimes kidney failure occurs without any symptoms.

 overuse of painkillers

 Pain relievers (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) drugs help you to get relief from pain but they can also damage your kidneys. You should take more of painkillers as they can directly affect your kidneys.

 excess salt intake

 Foods that are high in salt or sodium not only raise blood pressure levels but also affect your kidneys. You can instead add other herbs and spices that will enhance the flavor of your dish.

 processed foods

 Did you know that processed foods are high in sodium and phosphorous? You should avoid processed foods if you have kidney problems.

 not drinking enough water

 Staying hydrated helps to flush out toxins from your body, in fact, it even helps to avoid kidney stones. Make sure you consume 3-4 liters of water to stay away from kidney diseases.

 lack of sleep

 Sleep helps to rejuvenate your body. Sleep is important for your overall health. According to the Times of India report, kidney function is regulated by the sleep-wake cycle which helps in coordinating the kidney workload for more than 24 hours.

 high sugar intake

 Sugar is a silent killer and too much sugar in food can lead to diabetes, high blood pressure which can affect your kidney function.


 Smoking is injurious to your overall health: As reported by TOI, regular smokers may have protein in their urine which is a sign of kidney damage.

 alcohol abuse

 Stay away from alcohol because drinking too much alcohol can also lead to chronic kidney diseases.

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