Listen to your body: Seven early signs that something is wrong with your kidneys

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Kidneys are one of the key organs in our body and we often take care of their health for granted. Until a serious problem arises. There are some daily habits that seem trivial to us, but for the health of the kidneys they are a big risk. So, if you do any of the following seven things, you should think about changing the habit.

1. You don't empty your bladder on time

Sometimes it happens that you have to hold back and do the physiological needs later, but this must not become a frequent habit. If you do it every day, stop, because it damages the kidneys.

2. You don't drink enough water

Your kidneys, just like any part of your body, need water. A lack of water can lead to a decrease in blood flow to the kidneys, thus preventing them from doing their job of excreting harmful substances through urine.

3. Eat too much salt

Excessive salting of food harms the whole body, not only the kidneys. However, precisely because most of the salt you eat ends up in them, they become the most at risk of this unhealthy habit. Too much salt in the body will activate the kidneys more, which can further lead to dehydration and lack of water in the body, which is necessary for the proper functioning of the whole organism.

4. Too much protein

Proteins are essential for our body. However, overdoing protein food will negatively affect kidney health.

5. Too much alcohol and cigarettes

Alcohol and cigarettes are harmful to the health of the whole organism. They can lead to poor blood flow to the kidneys, which will block the release of toxins through the urine.

6. Too much caffeine

To have a positive impact on health, coffee should be limited to a maximum of three cups per day.

7. You don't get enough sleep

Sleep is extremely important for health and irregular sleep will not allow the kidneys the rest they need for regeneration.

The kidneys want:

– Liquids. Drink at least 2 liters of water or unsweetened tea every day.
– Heat. The kidneys are very sensitive to cold, so do not sit in the cold or expose the kidney area to drafts and cold.
– Normal blood pressure. Check it regularly, because high blood pressure can cause kidney damage.
– Normal blood sugar. Check your risk of diabetes, and if you are diabetic, treat yourself and regulate your sugar. Unregulated sugar can destroy the kidneys and cause the need for dialysis.