Causes And Symptoms Of Kidney Disease- Foods To Keep Them Healthy

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Curejoy Expert Dipti Mothay Explains:

Early Symptoms of Kidney Problems & How to protect them?

The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs that are important for the elimination of wastes and in aiding other important functions of the body. Kidney disease is a serious medical issue. Research has shown that over 20 million individuals in the United States exhibit some level of dysfunction with their kidneys.

[Read: 12 Signs Of Kidney Problems]

Causes for Kidney Disease:

  • You may have increased risks for kidney disease if you are suffering from medical conditions such as Diabetes and blood pressure.
  • Kidney disease can be hereditary.
  • Birth defects and improper use of medication can lead to kidney damage.
  • Detrimental habits like drinking, smoking, poor diet and lack of exercise can also contribute to kidney disease.

Early Signs of Kidney Disease:

The key to avoiding severe kidney troubles is to recognize the early symptoms of kidney disease and to effectively act upon it; one should look out for the following symptoms:

  • Feeling easily tired and experiencing a lack of strength.
  • Changes in urination, such as blood in the urine or changes in the amount and number of times urine is passed.
  • Troubles with sleeping
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Irregularities in the digestive routine
  • Unpleasant taste in the mouth and urine-like odor to the breath
  • Lack of focus and mental clarity
  • Hiccups
  • Pain above the waist in the back of the body (where the kidneys are).
  • Swelling, particularly of the ankles, and puffiness around the eyes.
  • Loss of appetite
  • Increasingly higher blood pressure.
  • Pale skin
  • Excessively dry, itchy skin

[Read: Yoga Asanas For Kidney Stones]

Ayurveda approaches to protect your kidneys:

Lifestyle Changes:

  • Never suppress the urge to urinate.
  • Drink plenty of warm or room temperature water.
  • Practicing personal hygiene is very important, especially for the genitals. For in the long run, this will cause kidney damage.
  • Blood pressure plays a big part in kidney function. Keeping yours at a healthy level will help reduce damage to the kidneys.
  • Smoking and drinking should be avoided because they wreak havoc on your kidneys.
  • Get active with more exercise.
  • Overuse of medicines can lead to kidney damage.

Nutritional Changes:

  • Maintain a healthy nutrition.
  • Maintain low protein diet. Too much protein is bad for the kidneys.
  • Eat foods lower in sodium.
  • Include fruits such as watermelon, papayas, apples, pomegranates, berries, dry fruits, banana and grapes for healthy kidneys.
  • The vegetables recommended for healthy kidneys are pumpkin, green leafy vegetables, root vegetables such as carrot, radish, onions, kidney beans (soaked), garlic, potatoes, asparagus, parsley, watercress, celery, cucumbers, soy beans, sprouts and legumes.
CureJoy Editorial

The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

CureJoy Editorial

The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

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KevinBrowne 5pts

I was getting constant headaches and daily nausea... And then I heard my diagnosis - stage 3 kidney disease. I tried a lot of different medications that my doctor prescribed to stabilize my kidney function, but got no real results. However, one day I scrolled through facebook and accidentally found an alternative treatment method. It was an ebook created by former kidney disease sufferer. He claimed that he reversed his impaired kidney function and cured his kidney disease with only natural remedies. Of course, I was skeptical about it, but I had nothing to lose, so I gave it a go (by the way, you can find it here - http://healthykidneys.info/getreport ). After reading it, I didn't believe that some changes in my nutrition could help me to stabilize my kidney function, but I started to follow it... My doctor was surprised next time he saw my blood test results - they improved!! my kidney disease decreased to stage 2 and my kidneys are getting better every day :) After all I went through - I wish I tried alternative treatment methods earlier...