5 Steps To Keep Your Kidney Healthy In Quarantine

5 steps to keep your kidney healthy in quarantine

Kidneys are crucial to most of the processes that take place within the human body and a few simple lifestyle changes or improvements can easily help keep your kidneys functioning well despite the added challenges of quarantine. 

Symptoms of failing kidneys don’t appear until kidney compromise is quite severe and some early signs can easily be confused with other conditions.  If you are worried about your kidney health or have a history of high blood pressure, diabetes or kidney disease in the family then make an appointment to see your doctor.  If you find that NHS appointments are limited or curtailed due to Coronavirus then you can consult private doctor services in Warwick or private doctor services in Chipping Camden depending on which is more convenient.

How to improve kidney health – the natural function of ‘how to’ is to cue the reader to expect an explanation and although it may be used informally as a question, it is a subordinate clause and not a complete sentence.  If you want to turn it into a proper question then it should read, ‘How can you improve your kidney health?’

Good kidney function will promote your overall health and it pays to take care of your internal organs and avoid what is bad for your kidneysThere are five simple steps which can promote good kidney function:-.

  • Stay hydrated – always drink plenty of fluid especially water, avoid sweet and carbonated drinks.  Your urine should be a pale straw colour, if it is darker then this can be a sign that you are not drinking enough.  Drink more in hot weather and when you exercise
  • Eat a healthy diet – eat a healthy balanced diet and avoid fatty and high salt foods like fast food, Indian and Chinese takeaways and TV dinners
  • Monitor your blood pressure – check your blood pressure regularly.  Often high blood pressure has no specific symptoms so you may be unaware but it will put both your heart and kidney health at risk
  • Don’t smoke and only drink alcohol in moderation  - quit smoking and limit your alcoholic intake to no more than 14 units per week.  Both drinking and smoking will raise your blood pressure which is one of the most common causes of kidney disease.
  • Lose weight – stay active and don’t overeat, excess weight will raise your blood pressure

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