5 Habits that Damage Your Kidneys and Your Overall Health

1. Avoid Dehydration and Drink More Water

Dehydration can lead to kidney disease. Drinking lots of water and keeping your body hydrated helps your kidneys function better. Hydration helps keep your blood vessels open so your blood can easily transport nutrients to the kidneys. In addition, the kidneys need water to remove waste products out of the body and keep you healthy. According to the National Kidney Association evidence shows that being well hydrated can reduce your chance of developing kidney stones and urinary tract infections.

So how do I know if I am getting enough water to keep my kidneys running smoothly? The color of your urine is the best indicator of whether or not you are consuming enough water. Your urine should be light yellow or colorless. If it appears darker you are not drinking enough water.

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