Kidneys do a lot every day to help keep your body functioning properly. If they are doing their job well, they often go unnoticed. However, it’s important to keep them healthy so they can continue keeping you well.

The kidney’s primary functions are to extract waste from your blood, balance bodily fluids, form urine and regulate blood pressure. They are also responsible for making red blood cells. Red blood cells help give you the energy you need to get through your day. Needless to say, it’s important to keep them healthy. Let’s take a look at a few easy ways you can keep your kidneys operating at peak performance.

Tips for healthy kidneys

Stay hydrated

Drink the recommended eight glasses of water a day to encourage healthy kidneys.

Eat a healthy diet

Avoid foods that are high in salt and sugar to help prevent diabetes and high blood pressure, and to keep your kidneys in good condition.

Get regular exercise

Regular physical activity can reduce your risk of excessive weight gain, high blood pressure and kidney disease.

Stop all tobacco use

Smoking can damage blood vessels and decrease the amount of blood passing through the kidneys. When this happens, your kidneys are unable to function at peak performance.

Monitor your blood pressure

High blood pressure is one of the most common causes of kidney damage, especially when it’s associated with diabetes and high cholesterol.

If you’re concerned about the health of your kidneys, begin incorporating these healthy tips into your daily routine. One in three Americans are at risk of developing kidney disease, so the physicians and vein care specialists at the South Texas Renal Care Group encourage you to get a kidney screening. It’s important to find out what is adversely affecting your kidney’s function, the steps you can take to encourage healthy kidneys and how to reduce your risk of kidney disease.

South Texas Renal Care Group is committed to providing you with comprehensive kidney care to help keep you as healthy as possible. If you are in need of leading-edge kidney care treatments, contact us today at (844) 739-2897.