A doctor, Dr. Olukunle Teemi has charged Nigerians to be watchful of their way of life and what they eat as such could contribute to gradual killing of the kidney and can ultimately result in kidney illness.
The medical skilled who gave this cost Tuesday morning in a chat with DAILY POST famous that failure to have a life-style change could also be attributed to the present realities within the nation, but additionally advocated that with willpower, way of life could possibly be achieved as moderation is the important thing.
He revealed that inadequate water consumption can result in much less blood stream to the kidneys as a result of the kidney similar to different components of the physique wants sufficient water.
“If there’s much less blood stream, your blood turns into thick, hindering the power to take away toxins out of your physique. In fact, you already know that passing out urine is a method of eradicating toxins out of your physique and also you want sufficient water to attain this. One other advantage of ingesting water so much is that it’ll make you drop a few pounds sooner.”
Dr. Teemi acknowledged that consuming of meals that incorporates an excessive amount of protein can improve the danger of kidney illness, including that these on weight-reduction plan should pay attention to this.
“I do know all of us want painkillers generally. Some circumstances may be so painful that you’ll have to resort to painkiller. That’s okay, however some individuals really make it a behavior to take it on a regular basis to scale back swelling, fever, and management ache. Sadly, painkillers or analgesics are dangerous for the kidneys.
“Sugar consumption can be one other enemy of the kidney as a result of it could result in decreased kidney functioning. Lots of people are responsible of this. Keep away from sugary drinks to maintain your kidney wholesome.”
In accordance with him, “emptying the bowel is all the time a superb technique of evacuating waste merchandise from the physique system and never emptying the bowel when pressed is an invite to kidney failure which can start unnoticed however with time can worsen.
“Ingestion of an excessive amount of salt is one other space the place individuals should be careful for. Most males are responsible of this as a result of they’re by no means happy with the quantity of salt of their meal.
“Consuming an excessive amount of salt frequently is dangerous to your well being. Our kidneys break down 95% of sodium from the meals we eat. Which means that excessive salt consumption makes the kidneys to work tougher simply to take away the salt. This could in flip result in poor kidney functioning and elevated water retention.”
He additionally maintained that different life that additionally have an effect on the kidney embrace smoking and alcohol consumption.
“Smoking is dangerous to your well being together with your organs such because the kidneys. This could additionally result in hypertension which ends up in decreased blood stream within the kidneys.
“Extreme ingesting of alcoholic drinks can ultimately kill the kidneys and trigger hurt to well being.”
DAILY POST remembers that not too long ago, a feminine comedienne, Mercy Mmesoma Obi Nnadi, aka Ada Jesus misplaced her life on account of problems from kidney illness which was alleged to not have been correctly managed.