Your kidneys work hard and deserve some TLC. Here’s what you can do to take care of them. Drink sufficient water, skip processed foods, stop smoking, and limit sodium consumption to less than 2,300 mg per day. Avoid a high protein diet and don’t drink excessively. Keeping to a healthy weight and managing blood sugar and cholesterol levels are also important. Foods like soybeans, green leafy vegetables, and blueberries are good for your kidney.
Anxiety is a feeling of fear of loss or hurt and “uneasy anticipation,” often when the threat cannot be judged correctly. Is it any wonder that the world we live in causes anxiety? The real issue is terror and survival and the deprivation of love. Anxiety can be brought on by[.....]
Cloudy urine is pretty normal if you have consumed a lot of dairy products. However, in individuals suffering from diseases like kidney stones, enlarged prostate or progressive renal diseases, cloudy urine is a characteristic symptom. Even in early pregnancy, many women notice a murky appearance of urine. People with uncontrolled diabetes and hypertension also complain of having cloudy urine.
Knowing how to tackle kidney stones will help you effectively dissolve these before they get too large or travel too far into the urinary tract. The properties of apple cider vinegar work together to help soften, reduce the size, and dissolve your kidney stones, and also help flush out your kidney. Combine it with water, honey, lemon juice, or baking powder, or apply it as a poultice to the areas that are causing you pain in order to treat your kidney stones.
General advice across different types of stones is to reduce sodium intake, in table salt and processed foods, and limit animal protein in your diet, particularly in the case of uric acid stones. Also avoid foods high in oxalates if you have calcium oxalate stones. Get tested to identify the type of stones you are likely to develop and modify your diet accordingly.
Drinking 10 to 12 cups of fluids each day increases urination and flushes out kidney stones. You can also add ½ cup lemon to 8 cups water for citrates, which stop stone formation. Eating less salt helps kidneys excrete less calcium into the urine. For antioxidants that prevent stone growth, drink green tea. Dandelion leaves and goldenrod increase urination, while the citrates in lemons and oranges stop the stones from clumping together.
Over the last few years, grapefruit has been under scrutiny because of some its possible side effects. If you’re someone who enjoys having a glass of grapefruit juice with your breakfast, these side effects might give you some cause for concern. The good news is that grapefruit is generally safe[.....]
Kidney beans are the legumes that are available throughout the year and can be an easy, healthy inclusion in your diet. A possible addition or the main star of any kind of dish, the beans are known for their unique taste and texture. But this isn’t why you need the[.....]
At stage 5 of kidney disease, your kidneys function at less than 10% of their ability. Caused most commonly by diabetes and hypertension, ESKD is a life-threatening condition that requires immediate medical attention. Treatment options at this stage include dialysis or a kidney transplant, which can increase your life expectancy by up to 20 years.
The pistachio or pista is a healthy nut and is a member of the cashew family. Pistachios are rich in nutrients like vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, and others which benefit your health. “A handful of pistachio nuts a day could protect your heart.”1 However, having too many pistachios can have[.....]
Packed inside a big bright green coconut is a liquid that has been called Mother Nature’s energy drink. Native to tropical countries and long coastlines, coconut water has long been used as a natural source for hydration and refreshment. The overall health benefits of coconut water go beyond just plain[.....]
If you eat more than a handful of almonds every day, it could lead to some serious side effects. Your blood clotting mechanism could get impaired and you could be at an increased risk of haemorrhagic stroke. Excess almond consumption could also cause weight gain, constipation, and even kidney stones. Vitamin E toxicity is also a possibility.
Beer has a bad reputation, but it actually has legitimate health benefits! If you’re relatively healthy, moderate intake may help you out. Here are 5 scientific reasons why you should tap into a beer today. 1. Lowers Heart Disease Risk The occasional beer can actually decrease your risk of heart disease.[.....]
While pickles give you probiotics and antioxidants, it takes just 3 pickles (4") to cross your daily sodium quota, while 4–6 gherkins (3") cross the sugar quota. It's easy to have one too many, but when you do, pickles raise your blood pressure and blood sugar. Years of eating too many pickles can even put you at risk of stomach cancer. If you have high BP, diabetes, kidney or heart disease, and gastritis, limit intake and focus on fresh veggies.
Ionize your water with a lemon or baking soda to manage your BP, blood sugar, and cholesterol; improve bone metabolism, keeping its mineral content high; and treat acid reflux. Alkaline water helps most if you're physically active as it balances the lactic acid in the blood after a workout and keeps your heart and lungs less stressed. But too much of it can hamper your digestion and deposit excess calcium in the kidneys.
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