A DAY WITH OUR KIDNEYS
Little beans. Losing them is not an option. Looking after and keeping them healthy can save us lot of time, energy and money. So, what are kidneys? Where are they located in our body? What are their functions? And how do we keep them healthy?
Below is an article by “Kidney Research UK” on kidneys and how to keep and maintain them healthy. Please keep reading…
WHAT ARE KIDNEYS?
The kidneys are two bean shape organs in the renal system. They help the body pass waste as urine. They also help filter blood before sending back to the heart. The kidneys perform many crucial functions. Including;
- Maintaining overall fluid balance.
- Regulating and filtering minerals from blood.
- Filtering waste materials from blood, medications, and toxic substances.
- Creating hormones that help produce red blood cells, promote bone health, and regulate blood pressure.
SYMPTOMS OF A KIDNEY PROBLEM
Kidney conditions can cause a range of symptoms. Some common ones include;
- Trouble sleeping
- Inability to concentrate
- Dry, itchy skin
- Increased or decreased urination
- Blood in urine
- Foamy urine
- Foot or ankle swelling
- Puffiness around the eyes
TIPS FOR HEALTHY KIDNEY
The kidneys are important organs that affect many other body parts, including the heart; Follow these tips to keep them working efficiently.
AVOID EXTRA SALT
Eating a lot of salty foods can disrupt the balance of minerals in the blood. This can make it harder for the kidneys to work properly.
High blood pressure is a known risk factor for chronic kidney disease, Regular exercise, even for just 20 minutes a day, can help reduce blood pressure.
Drinking plenty of water helps the kidneys perform one of their most important functions; Removing Toxins.