Dr. Sujit Chatterjee from Dr. L H Hiranandani Hospitals
People who have chronic kidney disease should take utmost care of themselves. They should focus on what they consume in a day while eating and drinking. Chronic kidney disease refers to the condition when kidneys are completely damaged and don’t work the way they should. It is important to follow an active lifestyle and stay well hydrated to keep our kidneys healthy.
Following are some natural remedies that can help you take care of your kidneys.
- Stay hydrated
The most common reason for the development of kidney problems is lack of water. Drink plenty of water in a day. Water helps even out the toxins from your body time to time. So it is recommended to have at least 8 glasses a day and make your kidneys function appropriately. However, with established kidney disease your doctor will recommend reduced intake of water. Please follow doctor’s instructions for the same.
- Vitamin C
Vitamins and minerals are powerful antioxidants. Vitamin C helps liquify kidney stones easily. Foods rich in vitamin C promote better kidney health such as, citrus fruits like orange, cucumbers, broccoli are effective in keeping the kidney healthy.
Apples help to maintain acidity in urine and prevent the growth of bacteria inside the kidneys. Apples have anti-inflammatory properties that help in healing kidney issues or infections quite efficiently.
- Kidney beans
Kidney beans which are also known as rajma are rich in proteins. The soluble and insoluble fibers present in them helps to keep the digestive system healthy. Kidney beans are also good for diabetic patients as they contain low glycemic index. Vitamin B present in kidney beans helps to flush out kidney stones and regulate the functioning of kidneys.
- Lemon juice and honey
The combination of lemon juice and honey is the most effective way of keeping your body working. Honey and lemon have miraculous health benefits on the overall health of the individual. Lemons are rich in citric acid which helps to fight with kidney stones by increasing the level of urine citrate. Taking regular lemon juice with honey reduces pain of kidney stones and dissolves kidney stones quickly.
- Watch blood pressure
Check your blood pressure on a regular basis. High blood pressure increases the risk of kidney diseases. If your blood pressure is high then you should consult a doctor for medication and proper treatment to regulate it.
When dates are soaked in water for a day and then spent, they work effectively in flushing out the kidney stones. Dates contain fibers which help to decrease kidney stones. The magnesium, copper, manganese and various other nutrients present in dates also helps to keep the kidney in perfect state.