The National Health Service, UK outlines 5 simple lifestyle tips to take care of your kidneys.
Step 1: Stay hydrated.
Your urine can act as a good indicator as whether or not you are drinking enough water, it should be straw colored or paler. Any darker may be a sign of dehydration.
Step 2: Eat healthy.
Make sure you get a balanced diet, complete with sufficient amounts of vitamins and minerals. Eating a lot of salty and fatty foods should be avoided as it can bring complications in the long run.
Step 3: Don’t smoke or drink too much alcohol.
These two habits could lead to you accumulating more toxins in your body. This means your kidneys will have to work extra hard to remove these toxins from your body.
Step 4: Watch your blood pressure.
A simple, quick and painless blood pressure check can help you detect whether or not you have high blood pressure. High blood pressure which normally has no symptoms, can actually lead to kidney problems.
Step 5: Watch your weight.
Being too heavy raises your blood pressure, and this can put extra strain on your kidneys. Your BMI should be a good measure of whether or not your weight is healthy.
Pantai Premier Pathology hopes that you follow these simple steps in taking care of your kidneys. They are small but vital parts of your body that we think deserve your care and attention. We hope this message helps you care for yourself as much as we care for you.
(Source: National Health Service, UK & National Kidney Foundation, NKF)