The kidney is a bean shaped organ in the body that helps filter waste products, excess impurities from the blood. The waste products are passed to the bladder and expelled through urine. The kidney also regulate PH, salt level, and potassium level in the body.
Maintenance of the kidney is a very important part of the general well-being. By keeping the kidney healthy, the body will have full ability to filter excess waste and produce hormones to help function properly.
Ways to care for the Kidney
- Be watchful of the amount of Over-the-counter(OTC) drugs you take: taking OTC drugs like ibuprofen, naproxen can damage the kidney if you use them regularly for constant headache, arthritis or general body pain without the doctor’s interference.
- Get you kidney tested if you’re at a high risk of a renal failure . How to know you are at a high risk:
- a) people who are over 60 years of age. (b)people who have cardiovascular diseases or have a family history. (c) people who are obese. (d) people who have high blood pressure or a family history of it. (e) people who believe they might have damage their kidney
- Quit Smoking : Smoking weaken the blood vessels which leads to slow flow throughout the body and the kidney which reduces the time waste will be taken out of the body system thereby leading to accumulated debris in the body system. Smoking also increases your chances of cancer
- Increase your fluid intake: Water helps clear sodium and toxins out of the body and it reduces your risk of chronic kidney failure.
- Monitor your weight and maintain a healthy diet.
- Avoid too much of alcoholic drinks
- Rest properly , have a good night sleep
- Visit the doctor regularly for a biometric screening and medical check up
- If you notice any abnormality in your heart breath, consult your doctor.