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Wellness Tips 8 common habits that damage the kidneys fast

The kidney filters waste and excess fluid from the body amongst other important functions but these habits damage them just as fast!

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The kidneys help keep the whole body functioning perfectly ensuring it stays in top shape everyday.

The kidney filters waste and excess fluid from the body, helps with blood circulation and blood pressure, keeps bones healthy amongst other functions that make the body function effectively.

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A cross section of the kidney

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In simple words and straight to the point, these habits damage the kidney fast:

1. Not taking enough water

Not drinking water/taking enough fluid causes the kidneys to overwork and eventually break down which can result in

2. Not emptying the bladder as at when due/holding in urine damage the kidney

3. Continuously on diet high in protein

Eating protein filled diet continuously damage the kidney eventually because it overworks it making it wear out eventually.

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High protein diet causes kidney stones



4. Smoking cigarettes

The term 'Smokers are liable to die young' is apt! Smoking is one of the fastest and easiest ways to cause irreparable damage to the kidneys.

5. High salt intake

Excessive consumption of salt eventually damages the kidneys. It's best to keep salty snacks to the barest minimal as well as keep salt in meals very low.

6. Taking too much caffeine

Consuming too much caffeine (usually in coffee) over the years accumulates to damage the kidneys.

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7. Excessive alcohol intake

Abusing strong alcohol is a quick way to kill of the kidneys

8. Excessive use of analgesics

Abusing/excessive use of painkillers in the end can cause lasting damage to the kidneys.

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