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10 Common Habits That Can Seriously Damage Your Kidneys

We all know that our kidneys are very important to our health. They produce hormones, filter our blood, produce urine, absorb minerals, neutralize acids and eliminate toxins. So because our kidneys are very important, we should take care of them more.

Kidney diseases are frequently referred to as “silent diseases”, because the steady decline or damage of your kidneys can often go untouched for year, as your kidneys can still work with 20% of their capacity.


Here are some 10 common habits that can cause serious damage to your kidneys:

1. Not drinking enough water

We know that the kidneys eliminate waste materials and toxins from the body, so if you don’t drink enough water during the day, those toxins and waste materials start to accumulate and that can cause damage to your body.

2. Too much salt

Our body needs salt and sodium to work properly. But if you consume too much salt it may raise you blood pressure and put stress on your kidneys. So that’s why you only need 5 grams of salt on a daily basis.

3. Frequently delaying the call of nature

If you retain urine, on a daily basis, it can lead to kidney failure, incontinence and kidney stones. That is why you should not ignore when nature calls.

4. Kick the sugar habit

If you have protein in your urine that means that your kidneys are not doing their job, as they should. That’s why you shouldn’t drink more than 2 sugary drinks a day.

5. Vitamin and mineral deficiencies

Magnesium and vitamin B6 are very important for reducing the risk of kidney stones. Also eating clean and fresh vegetables and fruits is very important for a good kidney function, but also for overall good health.

3 thoughts on “10 Common Habits That Can Seriously Damage Your Kidneys

  • March 22, 2015 at 4:02 am

    What about the drugs that damage kidneys

  • March 22, 2015 at 4:02 am

    What about the drugs that damage kidneys?

  • May 13, 2015 at 8:33 am

    what about active smoking and passive smoking ?
    do they really affect our kidneys ?


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