Kidney Failure Disease - How to Take Care of Yourself

The disease of Kidney failure is getting too scary by the day.  Few days ago we all received the news
of the demise of a young Nigerian Actor. His death is a typical example of millions of people that are dying daily as a result of this deadly kidney disease.  Since this disease is not a respecter of anybody, we owe ourselves the duty of taking care of our health to prevent or reduce its effect.

Here Are The Top 6 Preventive Measures We Can Take to Help Ourselves.

Don’t Keep Urine in Your Bladder.

Keeping urine in your bladder for too long or excreta in your bowl is a very bad idea. A full bladder can cause bladder damage. The urine that stays in the bladder multiplies bacteria quickly. Once the urine re-fluxes back to the urethra and kidneys, the toxic substances can result in kidney infections, then urinary tract infections, and then nephritis, and even uremia. When nature calls – do it as soon as possible.

Don’t Eat Too Much Salt (Sodium).

You should eat no more than 5.8 grams of salt daily.  Most of the foods we consume already have salt in them, so if you already have diabetes and or High Blood Pressure, do not add more salt to your food. Eating too much salt will raise your blood pressure which will affect your kidney.  Not eating salt at all is not the best, so do it in moderation to avoid the dangers of both ways.

Avoid Eating Saturated Fats and Unhealthy Foods.  

Too much protein in your diet is harmful for your kidneys. Protein digestion produces ammonia – a toxin that is very destructive to your kidneys. The more red meat you eat the more damage you are causing to your kidney.

Don’t Drinking too much Caffeine or Alcohol.  

Caffeine is a component of many sodas and soft drinks. It raises your blood pressure and your kidneys start suffering. So you should cut down the amount of drinks that contain caffeine or alcohol that you drink t.

Drink Lots of Water.

Our kidneys should be hydrated properly to perform their functions well. If we don’t drink enough especially water, the toxins can start accumulating in the blood, as there isn't enough fluid to drain them through the kidneys.  Drink more than 10 glasses of water daily. There is an easy way to check if you are drinking enough water: look at the color of your urine; the lighter the color, the better.

Go for Treatment on Time.

Treat all your health issues with the utmost urgency that it requires and have your health  checked regularly.  Work with your Doctor or consult a Dietitian to help you plan your meals.

Let's help ourselves to avoid..