World Kidney Day – Kidneys Have No Vacation

World Kidney Day - Kidneys have no vacation
World Kidney Day - Kidneys have no vacation

Today is World Kidney Day!!. World Kidney Day (WKD), celebrated on the 2nd Thursday of March every year, focuses on creating global health awareness on the vital role of the kidneys, and in reducing the frequency and impact of kidney disease, and its associated health problems, worldwide.

WKD is a joint initiative of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF), spreading valuable consciousness about the various forms, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments for kidney disease, across the world through educational campaigns.

CureJoy, in its relentless pursuit of providing valuable health insights, has contributed through various articles, on the significance of this critical organ in overall wellness and vitality. A shortlisted set of articles from our archives:

How to care for your kidneys

How to care for your kidneys?

So, what can you do to keep kidney diseases at bay? Drink plenty of water

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and only water. Keep track of your water intake by keeping a 2-liter water bottle with you. Try to finish it through the day. Again, this 2-liter recommended intake is for a person with average weight.

Fruits and vegetables: As they mostly contain water, they are high on the list of foods that you ought to have. Alternative health practitioners recommend a detoxing process known as a “kidney cleanse” where a person undergoes a fasting program while subsisting on vegetable and fruit juices. This continues for 3 to 5 days, as per a person’s tolerance. A typical detox program would include cleansing juices like grapefruit, kiwi, lemon and/or cranberry juices as well as herbal remedies. To know more about detoxification and healing……..

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10 Natural Remedies For Kidney Stones

10 Natural Remedies For Kidney Stones

1. Increase Your Hydration – This is by far

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the best natural remedy for any type of kidney stones you have. People diagnosed with kidney stones should be consuming a minimum of 10 glasses of fluids on a daily basis. People who are at risk of developing cystine stones should drink more fluids, at least 14 glasses every day. To determine if you are drinking enough fluids, check if your urine is colourless. If not, then you ought to increase your hydration and must be consistent with it.

Water remains the best fluid for everyone and should comprise at least half of their hydration routine. Although there is calcium concentration in water in general, it plays a diminutive role in stone formation. Lemon juice (up to half a cup per day) is a wonderful ingredient that can be added to your water or food (especially good with meats or fish) and is proven to be beneficial in the prevention of kidney stones because it contains citric acid. As citrate levels in the body increase, your protection against kidney stones also increases. The high content of vitamin C will also boost

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your immune system.

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3. Kidneys- The Super Filters

Kidneys- The Super Filters

The focus of most of our health consciousness is localized around taking care of the heart. Though the heart supplies the “vital” blood to all extremities of the body, the quality of blood, on which all life functions depend, is ministered by two, small, fist-sized biological wonders, the kidneys.

Located near the middle of your back, just below the rib cage, these sophisticated trash collectors are natural blood filters that intelligently balance out body salts and acids, snare toxins, and dispose them off via the urinary tract. The kidneys filter blood 12 times/hr, 200 quarts/day, expelling around 1-2 quarts/day of urine as waste. Most of us are only aware of the miraculous “filtering” ability of these unsung heroes, but what they contribute through secretion of critical hormones and enzymes, influences our morbidity immensely. These master chemists of the body intervene

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in many processes, and influence critical functions like blood pressure stabilization (via hormone Renin), internal water and mineral balance, red blood cells’ formation (via hormone Erythropoietin), bone development (via active Vitamin D), etc., which rely a lot on the optimum health and performance of the kidneys.

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Today is World Kidney Day!!.   World Kidney Day (WKD), celebrated on the 2nd Thursday of March every year, focuses on creating global health awareness on the vital role of the kidneys, and in reducing the frequency and impact of kidney disease, and its associated health problems, worldwide.
WKD is a joint initiative of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF), spreading valuable consciousness about the various forms, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments for kidney disease, across the world through educational campaigns.
CureJoy, in its relentless pursuit of providing valuable health insights, has contributed through various articles, on the significance of this critical organ in overall wellness and vitality. A shortlisted set of articles from our archives: