For people who are worried about their kidneys due to unhealthy eating and drinking habits.
It may turn out that alcohol is in fact not so bad for the kidneys, and there are many other important points you have to be careful of to take care of it.
We hope this article helps you understand what’s good and bad for your kidneys, and bring you a healthier living.
Alcohol isn’t bad for you?! Tips on caring for your kidneys
- What does your kidneys do?
- Are your kidneys healthy?
- Be careful of these habits
- Meals that are good for your kidneys
What does the kidney do?
- Breaks down and excretes unwanted waste products
- Controls blood pressure
- Produces blood
- Controls the ion balance of the body
- Controls body fluids
When these functions weaken, the excretion of urine becomes weak, resulting in waste material and poisons being left in the body, creating high blood pressure, anemia, exhaust, and dizziness.
Are your kidneys healthy?
Chronic kidney disease is hard to notice, since the symptoms take time to occur.
Therefore, it is important to notice the changes in your everyday body condition.
The color of your urine is different
Your urine is creating bubbles
You have to wake up to go to the bathroom many times in the night
People are saying to you that your face color is bad
You get tired easily, or it’s difficult for you to recover from fatigue
You easily lose your breath
You swell up easily, making your ring and shoes tighter that before
If you notice you have even one of these, we recommend you should consult a doctor.
Be careful of these habits
Smoking is said to be related to the cause and progression of chronic kidney disease. It is widely known that it is unhealthy for you lungs, but it is also known that it weakens the functions of the kidneys.
Adding to that, smoking also causes many illnesses such as cardiovascular diseases, so it is important not to smoke in order to protect your body.
Lack of exercise
In the past it was said that exercising gives negative effects to the kidneys, but recent studies show that moderate amounts of aerobic exercise has many positive effects such as lowering urinal protein.
Drinking moderately is said to not be a cause of chronic kidney disease.
But drinking too much will definitely give negative effects to the kidneys, so be careful.
Also, even if alcohol doesn’t have so much negative effects on the kidneys, eating foods that go well with alcohol (which often contains a lot of sodium) will give negative effects, so it is necessary to be cautious.
Disordered daily habits
Overworking gives stress to the kidneys.
Also, the kidneys continue work while the body is awake, meaning that not getting enough sleep will make the kidneys overwork, giving it negative effects.
Kidneys are strongly affected by stress.
Stress decreases the amount of blood sent to the kidneys, weakening its functions.
There are frequent cases where people get kidney inflammation due to stress, so much caution is required.
Meals that are good for your kidneys
Be careful of taking too much protein
Taking too much protein makes the body need to excrete urea nitrogen and creatinin, which only the kidneys can excrete.
Protein is included not only in fish and meat, but also in rice, bread, and potatoes, so be careful not to take too much of it.
Be careful of being scarce of energy
When the body lacks energy, protein inside the body is broken down to become an energy source, resulting in the increase of urea nitrogen.
So even if you try to reduce the amount of protein, not enough energy will result in the same way as taking too much protein.
Try to control your energy level by ingesting sugars, starch, and oil.
Don’t ingest too much sodium
When the functions of the kidneys is weak, the function to excrete sodium also becomes weak, so be careful not to take too much of it.
People who have high blood pressure especially need to be cautious.
Use sour tasting ingredients such as lemon and vinegar to reduce the amount of sodium you ingest.
Your kidneys are one of the most important organs in your body. Try to take a lot of sleep, and protect it as much as you can.
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