Aside drinking alcohol and smoking that many are aware of, there are many more habits and certain lifestyle that could put your kidney and health at risk. Your kidneys play a vital role in filtering waste and excess fluids from your blood, so it's important to take steps to keep them healthy. It is important to highlight some of these habit, because many do them ignorantly or ignore them out of laziness. In this right up, you will discover that some of these habits are what you do on a daily basis.


Not drinking enough water can be very disastrous to your kidney. Dehydration is the leading cause of kidney stones and may increase the risk of kidney disease. Staying properly hydrated is crucial for kidney function.

Excessive salt intake:

Consuming too much salt can raise your blood pressure, and as you know, high blood pressure is a leading cause of kidney problems. Reason why most high blood pressure patients consume food with no salt at all. To avoid getting to this stage, regulate the quantity of salt you consume.

Ignoring urinary tract infections (UTIs):

Do well to treat urinary tract infections as soon as possible. Untreated UTIs can be dangerous because they  can spread to the kidneys and cause kidney infections. Treating them early would save your kidney.


Being overweight or obese is already risky. Obesity is associated with an increased risk of kidney disease. This is because of the increased risk of high blood pressure and diabetes in individuals with excess weight. Keyword, Watch your weight!

Excessive sugar consumption:

Diets high in sugar may contribute to obesity and diabetes; and as you know people with diabetes are an open window for kidney diseases. Regulating your sugar intake will do your kidney and health some good.

Overuse of painkillers:

Frequent and long-term use of over-the-counter pain relievers  can harm the kidneys. These is because these medications can reduce blood flow to the kidneys and cause kidney damage.

Lack of exercise:

Sports is a very important part of wellness. Bailing on physical activity can contribute to obesity and high blood pressure, both of which are risk factors for kidney problems.

You all will bear with me that to maintain kidney health, it's essential to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes staying hydrated and cutting down on the consumption of substances that can harm the kidneys. NB. Health is Wealth.


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