Avoid These 10 Habits, Can Trigger Disease in the Kidneys

Jakarta, CNBC IndonesiaHealth is the most important thing, therefore we should know the causes of disease. For example, one of them is a habit that triggers us to get kidney disease.

Here’s a list of 10 habits that trigger kidney disease, summarized from the Kidney page, Sunday (14/8/2022):

1. Too Often Use Painkillers
Medications such as NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) can indeed relieve aches and pains. But it can be dangerous for the kidneys, especially for those of you who have been exposed to the disease before. Should reduce the use of drugs that exceed the recommended dose.

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2. Use of Salt
It is better to season the food with herbs and spices instead of salt. Over time you will find it easier to avoid adding added salt (sodium) to your diet.

3. Processed Food
Processed foods are rich sources of sodium and phosphorus. Those with kidney disease should limit phosphorus in their diet. Several studies have noted that a high intake of phosphorus in processed foods in people without kidney disease is harmful to these body parts and their bones.

4. Lack of white water
Drinking lots of water is one of the best ways to avoid painful kidney stones. Those with kidney failure problems need to limit their fluid intake, but for most people 1.5-2 liters of water per day is a healthy target.

5. Rest Is Not Enough
Sleep at night is very important for health, including the kidneys. Kidney function is regulated by sleep and wake cycles which help coordinate the workload of the kidneys over the 24-hour period.

6. Eating Too Much Meat
Animal protein produces high amounts of acid in the blood and harms the kidneys. This causes acidosis, which is a condition in which the kidneys can’t get rid of acid fast enough.

7. Eat Foods High in Sugar
Sugar contributes to obesity and leads to high blood pressure and diabetes. Both are known to be the main cause of kidney disease.

8. Smoking
For those of you who still smoke, you should leave immediately. Because smoking is not only bad for the lungs or heart, but also for the kidneys. People who smoke have protein in their urine, which is a sign of kidney damage.

9. Drinking Excessive Alcohol
Regular heavy drinking of more than four glasses a day was found to double the risk of chronic kidney disease. People who smoke and drink alcohol are five times more likely to develop chronic kidney disease.

10. Sitting for a Long Time
Sitting for long periods of time is associated with the development of kidney disease. But researchers don’t yet know why or how sedentary time or physical activity affects the kidneys.

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