Did you Know? Most people are born with two kidneys, but you only need one functioning kidney to live a full, healthy life. Let's talk Kidney disease....
What is it?
Kidney Disease -means your kidneys are damaged and can't filter blood the way they should. You're at greater risk for kidney disease if you have diabetes or high blood pressure.
What Causes it?
High blood sugar levels overtime can harm your kidneys. High blood pressure creates wear and tear on your blood vessels, including those that go to your kidneys.
Sign & Symptoms- Decreased urine output, although occasionally urine output remain normal. Fluid retention, causing swelling in your legs, ankles or feet, and shortness of breathe.
Tips to Prevent it?
Kidney disease you may even be able to stop the damage from getting worse.
1. Control your blood sugar if you have diabetes.
2. Keep a healthy blood pressure.
3. Follow a low-salt, low-fat intake diet.
4. Exercise at least 30 minutes on most days of the week.
5. Keep a healthy weight
6. Do not smoke or use tobacco
7. Limit alcohol use
1. Drink lot of water- Hydrate!!!
2. Drink cranberry juice- Eat cranberries daily
3. Try parsley juice
4. Consume apples and apple juice
5. Kidney Cleanse- In many cases, a kidney cleanse will integrate herbs, vitamins, and minerals into a whole-foods-based diet designed to flush out the kidneys. Some kidney cleanses are based on herbal remedies, such as:Dandelion tea, Marshmallow root, Juniper, Nettles, Parsley,Red clover, Ginger, and Goldenrod