How to Prevent Kidney and Liver Failure at a Young Age

Your kidneys and liver are extremely important organs, so you want to keep them as healthy as possible. There are several steps you can take to prevent damage to these vital organs.

Steps

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    Stay properly hydrated by drinking water. If you exercise a lot, you may also want to consume a few sports drinks to replace electrolytes lost via sweating.
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    If you are at risk for diabetes due to family history or lifestyle, get evaluated for the condition periodically & seek treatment if the evaluation results suggest you are having problems with your blood sugar levels.
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    If you are a diabetic, properly control your blood sugar levels.
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    Do not consume alcoholic beverages in excess. If you already have liver damage, consult with your doctor to determine if you should consume alcohol at all.
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    Avoid recreational drugs, especially IV drugs.
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    Maintain healthy eating habits, exercise regularly and get enough sleep.
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    Do Pranayam (especially Kapalbhati) for 10 minutes daily.

Tips

  • Alcohol is metabolized by the liver and excess amounts over time can be toxic. If you already have liver disease or damage, even small amounts of alcohol are dangerous and should be avoided. Alcohol is also a diuretic and can contribute to dehydration.
  • Many prescription and over-the-counter medications can affect the liver and kidneys. Read label instructions carefully and consult with your doctor if you have any concerns.

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Categories: Intestinal and Digestive Health | Urinary Health