Kidney is the foundation of the human body, and men should tonify their kidneys. Apart from the well-known and precious medicinal herbs and ancestral secret formulas for tonifying the kidneys and strengthening yang, have you ever thought about reducing the harm of daily bad habits to the kidneys while tonifying the kidneys? Male kidney deficiency is actually caused by oneself. Here are some behaviors of men that can harm the kidneys.
1. Drink water when thirsty
Most men tend to overlook drinking water when they are busy, and waiting for thirst before replenishing water indicates that their bodies have started to run out of water. The wastes of human metabolism are mainly processed by the liver and kidney. The kidney, which accounts for only 1% of the body weight, receives 1/4 of the cardiac output of the whole body. Every minute, 1 to 2 liters of blood passes through the kidney, so the wastes processed by the kidney are far more than other organs. The kidney is most important for regulating the balance of water and electrolytes in the human body, metabolizing waste generated by physiological activities, and excreting it in urine. However, during these functions, sufficient water is needed to assist. So a lack of water in the body will inevitably bring pressure and harm to the kidneys.
Solution: Developing the habit of drinking plenty of water can dilute urine, quickly expel toxins from the body, and also prevent kidney stones.
2. Uncontrolled drinking
If your kidneys have already started reporting an alarm, it is necessary to strictly abstain from alcohol. If you continue to drink excessively, or even drink heavily, it can cause uric acid deposition, leading to renal tubular obstruction, and in severe cases, kidney failure.
Solution: If you suspect that your kidney function is damaged, you need to undergo regular urine tests because urine tests are the easiest and fastest way to understand your kidneys, and at the same time, quit smoking and alcohol.
3. Beverages replace plain water
Many men prefer to replace plain and tasteless plain water with cola and other beverages, but the caffeine contained in these taste drinks often leads to an increase in blood pressure, which is an important factor in kidney damage.
Solution: Try to avoid excessive intake of beverages, drink plenty of plain water, and maintain a daily intake of 8 large cups of white water to promote the timely elimination of toxins in the body.
4. Eating meat
The American Food Association once recommended that humans consume 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight per day, which means that a person weighing 50 kilograms can only consume 40 grams of protein per day, so they should not eat more than 300 grams of meat per day to avoid kidney damage.
Solution: If urinary protein is found in the urine, it is necessary to eat less meat. The intake of meat and soy products per meal should be controlled at a thickness of about 0.5 cm on the palm of the hand. If people have chronic nephritis, they can consider vegetarianism.
5. Eating too much salt
The indispensable salt in the diet is an important culprit in increasing the burden on the kidneys. 95% of the salt in our diet is metabolized by the kidneys. If we consume too much, the burden on the kidneys is forced to increase. In addition, the sodium in the salt can make it difficult for the body to excrete water, further increasing the burden on the kidneys, leading to further deterioration of kidney function.
Solution: The daily salt intake should be controlled within 6 grams, of which 3 grams can be directly obtained from daily food. Therefore, when seasoning food, it should be kept within 3 to 5 grams.
6. Overindulgence in drinking and eating
Eating more vegetables and fruits is beneficial for health, which is a common belief among people. However, for people with chronic kidney dysfunction, vegetables and fruits, which usually help naturally lower blood pressure, contain high potassium components. Long term consumption can actually cause damage to their kidney function. For people with poor kidney function, potassium is also a component that can worsen kidney function and cause significant damage to the kidneys.
(Intern Editor: Chen Hao)