Top lifestyle choices for optimal kidney health


It is essential to our general health to keep our kidneys in good working order. The kidneys are essential to many bodily physiological processes, and maintaining good health depends on the kidneys operating properly. Our lifestyle decisions have a big impact on whether kidney illnesses arise or not, as well as on maintaining the health of the kidneys. For the best possible kidney health, consider these healthy lifestyle options and how to incorporate them into your daily routine.

Consume a Well-Balanced Diet

Our kidneys digest everything that we eat or drink. Bad eating habits can eventually cause renal and other health issues. As a result, choose meals like vegetables, whole grains, fresh fruits, low-fat or fat-free dairy products that are good for your kidneys and your body as a whole. Reducing your intake of salt and added sugars is also crucial.

Include Exercise or Physical Activity in Your Daily Routine

Exercise and physical activity are beneficial for more than simply your weight when included into your daily routine. It can reduce your chance of developing long-term illnesses, such as chronic kidney disease. In addition, it can greatly lower blood pressure and improve heart health, all of which are essential in preventing kidney injury. Including exercise or physical activity in your routine does not require you to push yourself to the limit, like finishing a marathon. Try to get in at least 30 minutes a day, many days a week, of moderate activity. Walking, cycling, dancing, and jogging are all excellent forms of exercise for your health. Choose an exercise regimen or physical activity you enjoy, then stick with it.

Kidney damage can occur in people with diabetes

Maintain Hydration

Staying hydrated during the day requires consuming a lot of fluids, as maintaining a regular water intake is beneficial to the kidneys. Water reduces the incidence of chronic kidney disease and aids in the kidney’s removal of toxins and sodium. Your lifestyle and overall health play a major role in determining how much water your kidneys require to stay healthy. When planning your daily water intake, other factors to consider are climate, exercise, gender, and whether or not you are pregnant or nursing. Aim for 1.5 to 2 litres of fluid each day at the very least.

Control your blood sugar

Kidney damage can occur in people with diabetes or other conditions that result in high blood sugar. Your kidneys have to work harder to filter your blood when the glucose (sugar) in it cannot be used by your body’s cells. Years of exertion may cause potentially fatal consequences from this. On the other hand, damage is less likely if you can control your blood sugar. Additionally, a doctor can take action to lessen or stop further damage if the injury is discovered early.

Inputs by by Dr Prakash Chandra Shetty – Urologist at Dr. L.H Hiranandani Hospital, Mumbai

Published By:

Megha Chaturvedi

Published On:

May 24, 2024


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