Control Your Blood Pressure
Surprisingly, high blood pressure is the most common cause of kidney damage so maintaining normal levels is imperative – not just for kidneys but for preventing stroke and heart attack too!
When combined with other factors like diabetes or high cholesterol, raised blood pressure levels are even more likely to cause damage to the kidneys.
Apple Cider Vinegar Tonic
If you’re not getting your daily dose of apple cider vinegar, you should start. Apple cider vinegar helps prevent oxidative stress of the kidneys and liver by increasing the body’s levels of antioxidant nutrients. It also works to balance blood sugar levels and reduce blood pressure for optimum kidney health.
Work Up a Sweat
Exercise, particularly cardiovascular exercise in the form of running, swimming, Zumba etc., is vital for overall health. It keeps your heart healthy and ensures good blood flow to all the vital organs – including the kidneys. Remember to drink plenty of water when working out vigorously.
If you are overweight or obese, your chances of developing diabetes or high blood pressure are greatly increased – conditions which are the leading causes of kidney disease and kidney failure. And, if your excess weight is mostly around your middle, you’re more likely to suffer health problems than if you carry it on your hips.