World Kidney Day globally observed on March 11 annually, to raise awareness of the importance of our kidney’s health and to reduce the impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems. Read Taking Care of Kidneys
The kidneys are a pair of bean-shaped organs are located just below the rib cage, one on each side of your spine. Kidneys’ primary job is to filter your blood by removing wastes and control the body’s fluid balance. Healthy kidneys can filter near about a half cup of blood every minute, removing wastes and extra water to make urine.
The first and easiest treatment that people can see is the use of drugs for the problem of bad lifestyle, diabetes, and blood pressure. Which of course gives you rest, but somewhere it also works to damage the kidney. In these diseases, most people die due to kidney failure, so do not take any of these diseases lightly and change your diet and start a workout to treat it. So let us know in what other ways you can take care of kidney health on the occasion of World Kidney Day. Here are some tips to keep your kidneys healthy.
Reasons for kidney failure
1. Eating too much spicy and fried food may be the reason for this.
2. Kidney damage starts due to excessive use of cigarettes and alcohol.
3. There is every possibility of kidney failure in case of diabetes and blood pressure problems.
4. Pen killers and excessive use of antibiotics have a direct effect on our kidneys.
Symptoms of kidney failure
- Irritation during urine and recurrent urinary
- Blood pressure is either too much or too low
- Feeling tired quickly
- Any change in color 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
- Swelling of the feet and eyes
- Blood in urine
- Decreased amount of urine
How to keep your kidney healthy naturally?
- Make a habit of drinking three to four liters of water daily.
- Keep blood pressure and sugar under control.
- Stay away from cigarettes and alcohol as much as possible.
- Take a healthy diet and avoid fast food intake.
- Consume water-rich food.
- Adequate fiber-intake.
- Take the least amount of sugar with salt in the food.
- Make sure to have health checkups from time to time, especially of blood and urine.
- Avoid the consumption of supplements.
- Exercise daily for 30 minutes.
- Make a schedule from eating to drinking.
What is the theme of World Kidney Day 2021?
The World Kidney Day Steering Committee has declared 2021 the year of “Living Well with Kidney Disease” to increase education and awareness with the ultimate goal of encouraging life participation.