Summers can be hard for the body, particularly the kidneys if certain precautions related with its hydration are not followed. “However, hydration is not merely about drinking water,” they said. Appropriate working of the two kidneys is key in keeping up the homeostatic balance of the body and keeping it healthy.
On World Kidney Day, seen on March 11 yearly, here are some tips to keep your kidneys healthy.
Consume water-rich food:
Considering the way that someone sweat more in summer, keeping oneself hydrated is without a doubt the key. Alongside having at any rate 10 to 12 glasses of water each day, increment the intake of water-rich fruits to guarantee required nourishment alongside hydration.
Lack of hydration builds the danger of stone formation; additionally elderly, dehydration expands the danger of kidney injury. Take additional consideration of youngsters and elderly folks in such manner. Patients previously experiencing any kidney issue ought to follow a food design according to the concerned specialist’s idea.
Additionally, consistently consume balanced meals in summers.
Limit your salt intake:
Additional salt utilization builds blood pressure which affects kidney functioning. Attempt to limit the quantity of salt in your food. Regularly, someone take 7 to 10 gm salt each day which ought to be diminished to 4 to 5 gm. In patients with CKD (constant kidney illness), cardiac issues, portal hypertension, high blood pressure, taking more salt increases the risk of formations of urinary stones.
Despite the fact that fibre-intake is recommended for better digestion, it is similarly helpful for better kidney working. Patients suffering CKD are additionally recommended to take more fiber. Add more crude food to your every day suppers like beans, peas, berries, melon etc.
Avoid eating out:
Food someone eat out are generally unfortunate. Alongside food poisoning, indigestion, they conceivably add to the danger of kidney disease too, as they are high in sugar, salt, saturated fats and so on
“Rather, eat healthy food, keep your weight in check, avoid smoking, exercise daily, avoid taking more pain killers like Brufen or voveran,” they said.
Avoid overexertion/over-exhaustion of the muscles:
It may prompt Rhabdomyolysis. Working out and having a functioning existence is fundamental, yet make an effort not to try too hard. “Very few people know muscle injury is dangerous for kidney health as well. Severe muscle injury sometimes leads to protein leakage in the bloodstream, which in turn can potentially lead to kidney failure, which is called rhabdomyolysis. For this reason, it is advisable to avoid putting extra pressure on the body with a heavy workout regularly,” they said.
Avoid unnecessary use of over-the-counter pain killers like Indomethacin, Combiflam, Ibuprofen, Aspirin as these can hurt the kidneys particularly when taken for an extensive stretch of time in heavy dosages.
Keep your blood sugar and blood pressure levels in check and monitor them routinely. In the event that you are diabetic or hypertensive, take your prescriptions strictly as endorsed by your doctor. “Both diabetes mellitus and hypertension can damage the kidneys significantly if allowed to progress in an uncontrolled fashion,” they said.
“Avoid intake of Chinese herbal or any metal-containing alternative medications as these drugs have been implicated in the progression of kidney (tubulointerstitial) disorders,” they said.
The most straightforward and simplest approach to keep the kidneys sound is to take a lot of water (at any rate 10 to 12 glasses every day), particularly in summers whenever the odds of lack of hydration are high.
Last yet not least, never overlook any admonition sign or indication of kidney infection and counsel a specialist quickly, if there should be an occurrence of
– Any change in colour or consistency or frequency of urination
– Presence of foul-smelling urine
– Foam in urine
– Burning sensation while peeing
– Swelling around eyes, bilateral lower limbs
– Weakness, anorexia, easy fatiguability
– Nausea, the tendency to vomit, vomiting episodes
– Dry, itchy skin
– Detection of new-onset hypertension or anemia (low hemoglobin)
– Back pain or lower abdominal pain