The kidneys are bean-shaped organs that serve several essential regulatory roles in vertebrates. They remove excess organic molecules from the blood, and it is by this action that their best-known function is performed: the removal of waste products of metabolism.
Sometimes ago, we all heard that the demise of a Nigerian actor was as a result of kidney disease.
In this article, you will find the six major causes of kidney problem.
DELAY IN GOING TO TOILET: Keeping your urine in your bladder for too long is a very bad idea. A full bladder can cause bladder damage. The urine that stays in the bladder multiplies bacteria quickly. Once the urine refluxes back to the ureter and kidneys, the toxic substances can result into kidney infections, then urinary tract infections, and then nephritis, and even uremia. When nature calls, do it as soon as possible.
EATING TOO MUCH SALT: You should eat not more than 5.8grams of salt daily
EATING TOO MUCH MEAT: Too much protein in your diet is harmful to your kidney. Protein digestion produces ammonia – a toxin that is very destructive to your kidney. More meat equals more kidney damage.
DRINKING TOO MUCH CAFFEINE: Caffeine is a component of many sodas and soft drinks. It raises your blood pressure and your kidneys start suffering. So you should reduce the soft drink intake.
NOT DRINKING WATER: Our kidneys should be hydrated properly to perform their functions well. If we don’t drink enough, the toxins can start accumulating in the blood, as there isn’t enough fluid to drain them through the kidneys. Drink more than 10 glasses of water daily. There is an easy way to check if you are drinking enough water: look at the color of your urine; the lighter the color, the better.
LATE TREATMENT: Treat all your health problems properly and quickly, not neglecting regular checkup. Let’s help ourselves. Please stay healthy.