5 Habits That Could Be Damaging Your Kidneys

It's not too late to forget about these harmful behaviors. Here is a list of ten common habits that you may not have known are putting pressure on your kidneys.

Kidneys are bean shaped organs which are an important body part.

Are you taking care of your kidney?

Excretory System The kidneys help the body get rid of toxins.

Regular heavy drinking more than four drinks a day has been found to double the risk of chronic kidney disease. Heavy drinkers who also smoke have an even higher risk of kidney problems.

Drinking Alcohol

Excessive sodium intake can lead to hypertension which can put the kidneys at risk of ages

Not saying Na' to sodium

Smoking

Smoking slows blood flow to vital organs such as the kidneys and can make kidney disease worse.

Staying well hydrated helps your kidneys clear sodium and toxins from the body. Drinking plenty of water is also one of the best ways to avoid painful kidney stones.

Not Drinking Enough Water

Over-the-counter pain relievers, such as NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) and analgesics, can ease your aches and pains, but they can damage the kidneys,

Overusing Painkillers