If you want to be safe from kidney disease, we recommend that you get acquainted with these effective methods and save your kidneys and try to do more to protect your kidneys.
March 10 (March 20) has been named World Kidney Day to promote a healthy lifestyle and awareness of risk factors and methods to prevent kidney disease.
With the increase in overweight and obesity worldwide, which is a direct result of diabetes and high blood pressure, kidney disease has become a major health challenge that affects many people around the world each year. While kidney health and care depends on a few simple solutions.
These eight golden keys are:
1. Have enough mobility
The most important action to protect the kidneys is physical activity and regular exercise. Walking for at least 30 minutes a day regulates kidney and heart function and prevents high blood pressure and osteoporosis. Improving mood is another benefit of daily walking.
2. Check your blood sugar regularly
Diabetes is the most important cause of kidney damage. Regular monitoring of blood sugar and the use of hypoglycemic drugs under the supervision of a physician is essential.
3. Keep your blood pressure normal
Most people believe that high blood pressure only damages the heart and brain; If high blood pressure is the most important cause of kidney damage.
4. Eat healthy food
The Mediterranean diet is recommended for kidney health. Salt, fat, ready meals and red meat are kidney killers.
5. Drink enough water
6. Do not smoke
7. Lose weight
8. Do not take any medication arbitrarily
World Kidney Day 2016 focuses on kidney disease and children with the slogan of early action for prevention.
The whole limb is bean-shaped, about the size of a human fist, and is located just below the chest. Kidney function, in simple terms, is the body’s waste disposal. The kidney purifies about 200 liters of blood daily, sifts about 2 liters of excess water and waste products, and excretes them through the ducts.
The kidneys regulate blood pressure, electrolyte balance and red blood cell production. If the kidneys do not perform their functions properly one day, the function of most organs of the body, especially the heart, will be disrupted. Because kidney failure has no symptoms at first, it is important for everyone to be familiar with these symptoms
*** The most common symptoms of kidney failure are:
-nausea and vomiting
Reduce the amount of urine
Swelling, especially in the ankle area and around the eyes
Unpleasant taste in the mouth and a smell similar to urine on exhalation
-Shortness of breath
– Decreased appetite
Observing blood in urine
Observing foam in the urine
Causing skin lesions
It is necessary that people as soon as they observe these factors; See a doctor especially for urinary changes. Diagnosis of various kidney diseases is done with the help of blood and urine tests and ultrasound.
Many kidney diseases can be treated if you see a doctor early, but can lead to failure if left untreated.
*** Who is at risk for kidney disease?
-People over 60 years
People with high blood pressure
-People with a history of heart disease and stroke
Family history of kidney disease