The kidney performs a significant role in the human body as well as that of other mammals. All vertebrates have kidneys. The human kidney is made up of many nephrons. However, there are differences in the structure.
The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs in the renal system. They assist the body in passing out waste as urine. They also help filter blood before transporting it back to the heart.
The kidneys functions include:
• Controlling ACID-base balance.
• Regulating water balance.
• Maintaining electrolyte balance.
• Expelling harmful and waste products from the body.
• Regulating blood pressure.
• Producing hormone.
• Activating vitamin D.
What is kidney disease?
Kidney disease describes the gradual loss of kidney function. Your kidneys filter wastes and excess fluids from your blood, which are then passed out in your urine. When chronic kidney disease reaches an advanced stage, dangerous levels of fluid, electrolytes and wastes can accumulate in your body.
Some of the symptoms of kidney disease.
If kidney disease is not early recognized or untreated, the symptoms of kidney failure listed below may develop.
• Lack of energy.
• Shortness of breath.
• Generalized swelling.
• Loss of appetite.
Some of the foods you consume that causes kidney damage.
1. Dark soda
Dark soda causes problems for people on dialysis and people with very poor kidney function or chronic kidney disease (CKD). These sodas contain a high amount of phosphorus and this should be limited to advanced kidney disease.
2. Canned foods
Most canned foods are high in sodium, as salt is added as a preservative to increase its shelf life. Due to the amount of sodium found in canned goods, people with kidney disease are advised to limit their consumption of canned foods.
Bananas are not destructive to the kidneys unless the kidneys become affected by the disease. Damaged kidneys accumulated potassium in the blood, which leads to severe heart problems. Potassium is present in bananas.
4. Dairy products
People who suffer from chronic kidney disease (CKD) have to reduce their intake of dairy products in their renal diet. High levels of phosphorus, potassium and calcium in something such as low-fat milk are not good for people on a kidney diet.
A high intake of sugar in your blood can trigger problems in many parts of your body, including your heart, kidneys, eyes, and brain. Over time, this can lead to kidney disease and kidney failure.
Reduce your intake of these 5 things to prevent kidney disease.
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