As per the recent study, modernization of life style, such as junk food, stress, reduced sleep as well as other addictions are widely impacting developed urban population, leaving them with a serious effects on various important organs, the most common being kidneys. It has been evident that if not managed properly within time, it can lead to serious complications, such as chronic kidney failure. Moreover, research is suggesting that CKD is commonly affecting one in three people of a developed country.
It is thus very crucial to understand what is putting your kidney at risk? What are the precautions that you are suppose to take care, in order to prevent kidney damage? As kidney diseases are not symptomatic; the only indication of faulty kidney function can be attributed to yellowish urine as well burning sensation, while urinating; in this regard, a simple urine test can indicate the presence of kidney problem. As such some of the major risk factors that have been linked up with the kidney problems can be noted as:
Thus, on the basis of research, it is evident that dietary factors such as sugar-sweetened beverages, red meat intake, alcohol, smoking, etc. can have an undeviating casual role in kidney diseases and hence should be avoided. One should drink as much liquid as possible a day, to flush off toxins and improve kidney functioning. Similarly, one should have more emphasis on going vegan, to increase the consumption of dietary fiber, thus easing digestion. It has as well been suggested by many medical practitioners that unnecessary consumption of painkillers and steroidal medicines can increase the burden on kidneys, putting them at a risk of failure and hence should be avoided.
Kidney diseases are the obvious complications of chronic diabetes. Research has suggested that long term exposure to high blood sugar can deteriorate kidneys. The higher concentration of blood toxins can block the renal arteries; stopping usual blood supply to the kidneys; forcing them not to filter impurities from the blood and thus reducing the amount of urine that is being passed from the body, or the urine that is being passed may contain many important elements that are required by the normal functioning of human body but are wasted due to improper kidney functioning.
An early diagnosis of diabetes thus can be very helpful in minimizing the adverse effects on kidneys. If you have been diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, you should have a micro albumin test done annually. This will help your doctor detect any kidney damage. If your urine tests positive for albumin (a protein), steps can be taken to help prevent more damage to your kidneys. Moreover, exercise is an excellent habit. Your doctor may recommend exercise as part of your treatment. But before you start a program, ask your doctor if the activity may be right for you.
According to a National Kidney Foundation, chronic high blood pressure can as well increase the pressure on renal arteries, causing them to constrict and reduce the flow of oxygenated blood towards the kidneys. This restricted blood supply may be responsible for reducing their work efficiency; progressively leading to their damage.
Hence, to manage and cure kidney damages, a healthy lifestyle and prevention of other disease are equally important. As such chronic kidney diseases cannot be structurally cured with conventional medicines, although supplementary treatments can be offered to artificially help them to function such as dialysis. However, with the advent of stem cells technology, it is now possible to offer a viable solution to chronic kidney failure and reduce their progressive damage to a great extent.