How Do I Take Care of My Kidneys and Liver?

Kidneys and liver perform vital functions in the human body. This is because; they help in filtration, nutrients absorption, elimination of wastes and help in digestion process. Hence, healthy kidneys and liver are synonymous with the ability of a human body to get the ability of using nutrients and other food benefits, which a person consumes to the best of its ability and prevents from development of diseases, while gives a good quality life.

However, when individuals have unhealthy diets consisting of fats and processed foods rich in sodium and other harmful components, functions performed by both of these organs become worse leading to the accumulation of waste products and toxins intended to bring many other health complications.

Positive thing in this case is that kidneys and liver come with positive and quick response to a large number of natural cleansing treatments to help a lot in the elimination of wastes and toxins, so that humans may retain their good health and work properly. Hence, the blog post dedicates to provide you with various natural ways associated with taking proper care of your both kidneys and liver.

How Do I Take Care of My Kidneys and Liver?

How Do I Take Care of My Kidneys and Liver?

  1. Emphasize on High Proteins but in Limited Quantities

    Protein is very much essential to maintain proper functions of each organ and repairing of damaged tissues. In case you compromise with the functions performed by liver or kidney, you should stay aware that eating protein in excessive amounts might cause strain in different organs.

    High protein is available from poultry items, meat, eggs and fish. Low proteins, on the other side, are available from vegetables and various whole grains. You should make sure to maintain a perfect balance between the two different types of proteins, as both are very much essential to retain good health. You should discuss with a good dietitian about the exact amount of grams of protein, which you require on daily basis.

  2. Stay in the Recommended Calorie Range

    Next, every individual wants to achieve good health of their liver and kidneys, particularly the kidney disease patients should always stay in the recommended calorie range, as mentioned by their dietitians or doctors. Any individual with compromised kidney function has to strive very hard for maintaining his/her healthy weight.

    The combination of healthy diet and 1-hour physical exercise during the day and staying within the mentioned calorie guidelines will help a lot to lose weight and avoid the excessive body weight from putting any type of strain on liver and kidneys. Excessive calorie intake may impair the liver functions and lead to storage of fat.

  3. Limit Sodium Intake in Your Diet

    Salt or sodium acts as an essential mineral used widely in varieties of preserved foods. Consumption of sodium in excessive amounts may cause water imbalance in the human body and thereby, place strains on kidneys. Moreover, salt leads to retention of water, particularly in individuals suffering from malfunctioning of liver, kidneys or both of them.

    Excess water may result in cardiovascular system strain and increase the chances of stroke or heart attack. Hence, before you should buy and consume any canned or frozen food item, you should check the nutrition labels to know the amount of sodium present in it. You should remember that you might get sodium in plenty of amounts naturally via healthy foods rather than consuming it as any additive ingredient.

  4. Avoid Drinking Excessive Alcohol

    Drinking alcohol excessively cause a huge impairment as well as damage of both kidneys and liver. Moreover, alcohol leads to the destruction of liver cells and may disrupt the delicate balance of electrolyte, which the body maintains to retain its biological stability. Other than this, drinking alcohol leads to retention of water by human body with an effort towards the restoration of electrolyte balance. Water retention unfortunately leads to a huge impairment of liver and kidneys’ functions and lead to organ failures if left in untreated condition.

Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Written, Edited or Reviewed By: Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA Pain Assist Inc. This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer
Last Modified On:September 14, 2023

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