What are the things that cause kidney damage?

Kidneys are a very important part of our body. But due to some habits, the rate of kidney failure remains. The kidneys filter out the dirty substances of our body and take them out through urine, and if there is a problem in the kidney itself, then the dirt of our body will remain the same and due to that many other diseases also arise in the body. Let us know what are the symptoms of kidney failure and how to be careful with them.

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Excessive consumption of alcohol or smoking greatly affects our kidneys. If you are consuming them in large amounts, then the kidneys can be bad, so consume smoking at least.

Water is very important for our body. If the water intake is very less then the kidney is the most affected. So drink 8 to 10 glasses of water a day so that your body remains healthy.

Consuming too much sugar is harmful for our body, because of this there is also a fear of increasing blood pressure or cholesterol and if sugar affects our kidneys the most, then use sugar in food or anything to a minimum.

Excess intake of something is also harmful for the body, such as protein. Protein is very important for our body, but overeating it can also harm our body. Therefore, consume protein in small quantities.

Here, I will tell you some important reasons due to which people related to kidney problems are increasing in today’s time.

1: pain killers

Over the counter pain medications, such as NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), may reduce your pain, but they can also damage the kidneys, especially if you already have kidney disease. Minimize your regular use of NSAIDs and try to use them sparingly.

2: Using more salt

Salt contains high amounts of sodium, which can increase blood pressure and, in turn, also damage your kidneys. Taste your foods with herbs and spices instead of salt. Over time, you may find it easier to avoid using extra salt (sodium) in your food.

3: processed food

Processed foods are important sources of sodium and phosphorus. Many people who have kidney disease need to limit phosphorus in their diet. Some studies have shown that high phosphorus intake from processed foods in people without kidney disease may be harmful to their kidneys and bones. Try to follow the DASH diet to guide your healthy eating habits.

4: not drinking enough water

Staying well hydrated helps your kidneys clear sodium and toxins from the body. Drinking plenty of water is also a great way to avoid painful kidney stones. People with kidney problems or kidney failure may need to restrict their fluid intake, but for most people, drinking about 2 liters of water per day.

5: eating too much meat

Animal protein produces high amounts of acid in the blood that can be harmful to the kidney and cause acidosis – a condition in which the kidneys cannot rapidly depress the acid. Protein is required for the growth, maintenance and repair of all parts of the body, but your diet should be well balanced with fruits and vegetables. Otherwise, kidney problems may increase.

6: eat more sugar

Sugar contributes to obesity which increases the risk of developing hypertension and diabetes, which are among the leading causes of kidney disease. In addition to eating, sugar is often added to foods and drinks you don’t consider “sweet”. Avoid spices, breakfast cereals and white bread which are the main sources of sugar. Pay attention to the ingredients when purchasing packaged items to avoid excess sugar in your diet.

7: smoking

Smoking is not good for your lungs or your heart. But do you know that smoking may not be good for your kidney too? People who smoke are more likely to have protein in their urine that may indicate kidney damage.

As of now, kidney transplant cost between Rs. 5 Lakh to Rs. 6 Lakh in private hospitals of the country.

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Bhanu Garg