10 Habits That Will Seriously Damage Your Kidneys!


The importance of the kidney for the entire body and overall health is huge, as these bean-shaped organs filter around 120-150 quarts of urine, waste and excess fluid daily, and thus protect against the accumulation of waste in the body.

They are about the size of a fist, and are located just below the rib cage on both sides of the spine. Their function is to regulate the electrolyte levels and produce hormones that support bone health, produce red blood cells, and regulate blood pressure.

Oftentimes, the individual does not experience any warning signs of a damage of the kidneys, so it is crucial to learn how to take preventative measures and support kidney health.

These are the 10 most common habits that lead to severe kidney damage over time and put a lot of pressure on these organs:

1. Excessive Alcohol use

The consumption of more than one drink daily several times a week increases the risk of kidney damage, as alcohol puts stress on the kidneys and the liver.



2. Holding Urine

Holding in urine often increases pressure which might cause kidney failure and kidney stones.

3. Not Drinking Enough Water

In the case of insufficient water intake, the waste, and toxins that should be eliminated from the body start to accumulate and lead to severe kidney damage.

4. Excessive Sugar Intake

Researchers have found that individuals who drink more than two sugary drinks on a daily basis have more chances to have protein in their urine, which is an early symptom of the improper function of the kidneys.

5. Excessive Salt intake

The excessive levels of sodium might also lead to kidney damage, as they apply pressure on these organs and raise blood pressure.

6. Sleep deprivation

Chronic sleep deprivation causes numerous health problems, including kidney disease, as the body needs to sleep and during that time, to repair the damage to the kidney tissues.

7. Vitamin and Mineral deficiency

The function of the kidneys also depends on the foods you consume, so in case your body lacks some important vitamins and minerals, like magnesium and vitamin B6, your kidneys might not be able to work properly.



8. Excessive intake of coffee

Caffeine causes stress on the kidneys and raises blood pressure, so its excessive use leads to damage of the kidneys after some time.

9. Painkillers abuse

Over-the-counter and prescription drugs are often purchased as a treatment of aches and pains, but they are loaded with dangerous chemicals, and thus lead to even more complications. One of the potential side-effects of the excessive use of these medications is severe kidney and liver damage.

10. Excessive Animal Protein Intake

The excessive intake of animal protein, (especially red meat), boosts the metabolic load on the kidneys, so the more protein you eat, the worse your kidneys will work.

In the following video, Dr. Axe will show you how to cleanse your kidneys in order to boost their function and ensure their health:

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Sources:
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