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How to Keep Your Kidneys Healthy

Keeping your kidneys healthy like any other body organ is essential. Your kidneys regulate the body’s fluid levels and filter wastes and toxins from the blood. Misfunctioning of kidneys may cause numerous problems like cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, weak bones, nerve damage (neuropathy), kidney failure (end-stage renal disease, or ESRD).

If you have diabetes, high blood pressure or cardiovascular disease you may have more chances of kidney problem. But you can do the following to keep your kidneys as healthy as possible at every stage of life:

  • Exercise regularly
  • Control weight
  • Follow a balanced diet
  • Quit smoking
  • Drink only in moderation
  • Stay hydrated
  • Monitor cholesterol levels
  • Get an annual physical checkup
  • Know your family medical history

The most important thing you can do to keep your kidneys safe is to take care of your body to reduce your chances of developing diseases that put a strain on your kidneys.

If you face any of the following symptoms, consult our proficient doctors at CMC, Mohali for timely diagnosis and treatment:

  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Difficult or painful urination
  • Foamy urine
  • Pink, dark urine (blood in urine)
  • Increased thirst
  • Increased need to urinate (especially at night)
  • Puffy eyes
  • Swollen face, hands, abdomen, ankles, feet