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Maintenance Tips for Healthy Kidneys

Updated on December 25, 2012

Keep Your Kidneys Healthy

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The kidneys are a bean-shaped organ which is each about the size of your fist. They play a very important role in keeping the body functioning.

The kidneys are responsible for removing waste and toxins from the blood and balance fluids within your body.


How to Maintain Kidney Health?

Basically diet and exercise plays an important roll in maintenance for healthy kidneys. Your diet should include fruits, vegetables and grains. Be sure to limit salt and fat from diet.

Maintaining kidney health is very important, since the kidneys are responsible for ensuring that the blood circulating in our body is free from harmful organisms, waste products and excess water.

Drinking plenty of water each day promotes good kidney function, flushes out the bladder and preventing the build-up of bacteria that can sometime leads to infection.

It’s important to control your blood sugar, especially if you’re a diabetic. The health of your kidneys depends on how you control your blood sugar. How well you control your blood sugar lowers your risk of kidney disease.

Monitor your blood pressure. Did you know that persistent, uncontrolled high blood pressure may damage your kidneys? If you’re at risk for high blood pressure, you should consult your doctor for treatment.

If you smoke, you should make a decision to stop. Smoking restricts blood flow to the kidneys and also raises blood pressure

Regular exercise controls both blood pressure and blood sugar.

Your kidneys will function better if you’re at a healthy weight, therefore eating a balanced diet and exercise regularly, can help control your weight.

We should appreciate the role of our kidneys because they work hard to ensure our continual well being. Aside from getting rid of the unwanted toxins from your blood, the kidneys also help normalize blood pressure, promoting the production of red blood cells and much more.



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      Marlene Bertrand 4 years ago from Northern California, USA

      Wow, those kidneys seem like the hardest little workers in the body (next to the heart). Your tips for maintaining healthy kidneys is very helpful. Thank you for such thorough information.

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      catmalone 4 years ago

      Thank you MarleneB! I glad you find this information useful. Yes the kidneys appears to be small but put out a lot of work to keep us healthy.

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      Nikki 2 years ago

      I remember that day so well. I wiehsd all day I didn't have those anoying work things to do. I kept my phone on and every text message I explained as I'm sorry, I don't do this, but today I need know what is happening. I remember thinking it was amazing how fast it was over but knowing it was an eternity for you. I remember being so happy when I saw what was removed from Quinn and amazed that a kidney like that had sustained life. I am still amazed.

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