10 Common Habits That Damage Your Kidneys
Kidneys, which serve the function of eliminating water and toxins from the body via production of urine, are vital and integral organs of the human body. While performing these functions, they regulate the level of minerals like phosphate and calcium in the body.
In addition to that, kidneys, by producing essential hormones, also regulate blood pressure and the production of the very important red blood cells, which serve the function of carrying oxygen and nutrients throughout the body.
It is thus of high importance to ensure proper functioning of the kidneys. If, in some way, it's obstructed, some of the following symptoms may be experienced: sudden pain, bad breath, vomiting, dizziness, changed colour and quantity of urine, breathing issues, feeling cold most of the times, tiredness or fatigue, or anemia.
If you do notice some of these symptoms occurring to you, immediately consult a doctor to seek treatment. While a variety of factors may be responsible of kidney issues, some of the common habits that contribute to the same are:
Insufficient Water Intake
Lack of sufficient water in the body can lead to significant kidney damage, as the blood with get so highly concentrated that the blood flow to kidneys will be reduced. The ability of the kidneys to eliminate toxins from the body will thus be impaired, which may cause other diseases and health issues as well. For an adult, the recommended amount of water to be consumed every day is about 10-12 glasses. Also note that excessive consumption of water can also impair kidney function.
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