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Kidneys Transform Your Health for Better or For Worse

The health of your kidneys has a key role to play in maintaining your overall health. Every thirty minutes, the kidneys filter the blood in your whole body, by removing toxins through urine and preventing damage to all your organs; it also regulates the alkaline/acid balance in your body, to prevent from becoming acidic. So, make sure your kidneys are in good health, through periodic kidney checkup.

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3 Types of Serious Kidney Diseases:

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a) Acute Renal Failure - Occurs when your kidneys abruptly stop working because of an injury or ingesting toxic substances.

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b) Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) - The most common type of kidney ailment which often shows no symptoms until the advanced stage

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c) End Stage Renal Disease – This is a serious condition in which the kidney barely functions and the damage to the kidney is permanent.

10 Ways to Keep your Kidneys Healthy

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1) Go for a Checkup: Get your kidneys tested for BUN (blood urea nitrogen) to check your kidney function, BUN/creatinine levels, for kidney efficiency and your eGFR (Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate) for kidney damage.

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2) Drink Water: Drink plenty of water to help wash out toxins in the body and save your kidneys.

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3) Avoid Excessive Phosphorus: Reduce intake of excessive phosphorus found in meat, soy, cheese pumpkin seeds etc. Accumulation of phosphorus in the body can cause serious bone and heart disorders, and calcification (hardening) of tissues.

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4) Take Probiotics: Take probiotics daily (yogurt is the best form of probiotics)

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5) Take Green Foods: Take green foods, they aid in detoxification. A cup of juice cilantro juice, with water, lemon juice, and honey makes kidneys happy.

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6) Eat Kidney Friendly Foods: Watermelon, cranberries, blueberries, strawberries, apples, cabbage, cauliflower, peppers, garlic, onions and olive oil.

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7) Reduce Weight: Obesity leads to kidney cancer

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8) Avoid Pain Relievers: Like Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Tylenol (acetaminophen)unless necessary

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9) Control High Blood Pressure and Diabetes: Which are threats to normal kidney functioning

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10) Quit Smoking: It helps to prevent toxins entering your body.

Disclaimer: This is not medical advice. The content is for educational purposes only. Please contact your doctor for any health care issues.

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