World Kidney Day
03.13
2014
World
Kidney
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Kidney Facts
Kidneys health >> Keep your kidneys amazing

Keep your kidneys amazing

Keep mooving!

Keep mooving!

Keep mooving!

Being overweight raises your blood pressure, which is bad for your kidneys. Try to maintain a healthy body weight by keeping active and following a healthy diet. Your body mass index (BMI) is a useful measure of if you're within a healthy weight range.
Aim for at least 30 minutes of exercise, such as walking, biking, four to five times a week. Keeping fit helps to reduce your blood pressure and therefore reduces the risk of Chronic Kidney Disease.

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Eat & Drink Healthy!

Eat & Drink Healthy!

Eat & Drink Healthy!

A balanced diet ensures you get all the minerals and vitamins your body needs. Eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables and grains such as wholewheat pasta, bread and rice. Stay away from fatty foods or processed foods. Reduce your salt intake. The recommended sodium intake is 5 grams of salt per day (around a teaspoon).

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Drink Water!

Drink Water!

Drink Water!

Staying hydrated will help your kidneys function properly. Your urine should be straw-coloured or paler. If it's any darker that can be a sign of dehydration.

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Stop Smoking!

Stop Smoking!

Stop Smoking!

Smoking makes your kidneys have to work harder to remove toxins from your blood. Smoking raises your blood pressure. A high blood pressure is bad for the kidneys. Smoking also increases the risk of kidney and bladder cancer. Besides, tobacco accounts for many of the chronic non communicable diseases. Stop smoking completely!

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Reduce Alcohol!

Reduce Alcohol!

Reduce Alcohol!

Alcohol can cause kidney damage. Excess alcohol may also raise your blood pressure. Limit your alcoholic drinks.

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Regularly check your blood pressure and sugar levels !

Regularly check your blood pressure and sugar levels !

Regularly check your blood pressure and sugar levels !

Diabetes and hypertension are the main risk factors for kidney failure. Maintaining normal glycaemia and blood pressure helps reduce the risk of Chronic Kidney Disease.

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