World Kidney Day 2023: World Kidney Day is observed every year on the second Thursday of March to raise awareness about ways to keep your kidney healthy. The day was first celebrated in the year 2006. Following a healthy lifestyle is very important to keep your kidney in good health. As we observe World Kidney Day, let’s have a look at some of the lifestyle habits that can damage kidneys.
Not drinking an adequate amount of water
Drinking an adequate amount of water is extremely important. Ample fluids in the body help the kidney flush out toxins. One can stay away from several complications by simply drinking enough water, detox drinks etc.
Too Much Salt Intake
Increased sodium content can be harmful, especially for those with high blood pressure. Also, more salt consumption can harm kidneys and therefore important to check sodium levels.
Most people these days depend on processed food, which is high in phosphorous levels. High levels of phosphorous can be further detrimental to kidneys. It is always advisable to consume green vegetables and fresh homemade food.
Too Much Alcohol
Don’t we know that excess of anything is bad? Drinking more than 4 glasses a day can take a heavy toll on your kidneys. Consumption of too much alcohol can compromise the functioning of the kidneys and also affects the blood filtration process.
If you are a sweet tooth, the one thing that you must do without fail is to keep your sugar levels in check. Too much sugar increases the risk of diabetes and obesity and this can further have damaging effects on the kidneys.
Consuming Medicines Without Proper Advice
Some people often take pills for headaches or back pains. This is not advisable at all as overuse of painkillers might lead to kidney cancer. It is always better to consult your doctor before taking medicines.