Our body contains 70% water, and the kidneys are in charge of maintaining the equilibrium and repartition of this liquid.
The kidneys control the sanguine levels and the blood pressure and keep the balance between sodium, potassium, calcium and phosphor levels in the organism.
Cleansing the body
Kidneys have a demanding task: they filter over 1500 liters of blood and produce approximately one liter of urine a day. The whole sanguine volume is cleaned in 24 hours.
Kidneys eliminate the excessive water and salt, but also the chemicals and toxins produced by the cells. Along with the liver, they are the biggest detoxifying organs.
Kidneys transform the proteins that come from meat and cheese in urea and uric acid. At the same time, they stimulate the production of red globules and vitamin D, permeating the conservation of glucose.
Signs that you have kidney problems
If the kidneys have too many proteins and toxins to eliminate, you will experience the following symptoms:
- Intense and persistent fatigue
- You can’t sleep well
- Swollen eyelids
- Dark circles under your eyes; the eyes are sensitive to light
- Yellow skin
- Unpleasant sensation of hunger which is similar to stomach cramps
- Back pain in the morning which becomes more severe later
Persistent signs that can announce kidney diseases
- Swollen ankles and feet, even in the morning when you wake up
- A permanent sensation of cold and repulsion for cold water
- Low blood pressure at the beginning of the affection and high when the disease becomes chronic
- Lower back pain at night
- Pain in the stomach area that lasts for a very short period, but with intense fatigue – this indicates the presence of sand (micro lithiasis) in the urine
- Cloudy urine with a strong smell of ammonia
- Pessimism crisis
If you want to take care of your kidneys, it’s essential to drink 1,5-2 liters of water per day. Water is fundamental for preventing and treating kidney diseases.
Drink often, but not too much. It’s important to drink enough to saturate the thirst, in small quantities and preferably warm water. The 2-3 liters a day rule doesn’t apply in all the cases – we have to take into consideration the physiologic parameters and the activity of each individual, the environmental humidity, and the heat.
For instance, a person who weighs 50 kg doesn’t have the same needs as an individual who weighs 80 kg, an athlete or someone who performs physical activities drinks more water than a sedentary person.
Prepare diuretic infusions
- Teas are good in any circumstances because they stop dehydration. Diuretic infusions (thyme or rosemary teas) prevent the accumulation of toxins in the organism or kidneys stones.
- Try to avoid sitting down for an extended period.
- Avoid or eliminate the consumption of the following ingredients: red meat, cheese, milk, seafood, salt, cakes, soft drinks, convenience food, sprinkle water, beer.