God has made our body with so many significant organs to carry out our physical reactions properly. If you want to take care of your health, you need to take care of these organs. You can succumb to death if you don’t treat your organs rightfully.So, the liver and kidney are the most important organs among all of the organs.So, from this article, you get to know how to take care of your kidneys and liver.

Get to know your kidneys and liver

Two in number, bean-shaped organs, both are like a fist-size- these are the characteristics of kidneys. They are situated below the rib cage and one on each side of our spine.They filter about a half cup of blood in a minute.

Again, an organ which is found only in vertebrates and the organ detoxifies various metabolites, formsproteins, generates biochemicals necessary for digestion. It’s none other than the liver. Your liver plays a significant role in your body’s digestive system. According to the words of RohitSatoskar, MD, of the MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute, ” It’s an organ you could easily trash if you don’t take good care of it. And once you trash it, it’s gone.” Our liver is located under the ribcage on the right side.

What are the significances of kidneys and liver?

Kidneys: Some activities of the kidneys-

  • Remove waste and extra fluid from the body.
  • Remove the acid and maintain a balance of water, salts, minerals.
  • Control blood pressure.
  • Make red blood cells.
  • Regulate the extracellular fluid volume( homeostasis)
  • Adjust the ion concentrations and pH.
  • Produces hormones

Liver: Some activities of the liver-

  • Liver, gallbladder, pancreas, intestines- all of these work together to digest, absurd and process food.
  • Filter the blood coming from the digestive tract before it goes to the rest of the body.
  • Regulates the glycogen storage.
  • A fluid made by the liver breaks down fat from food.
  • Detoxifies harmful toxins and substances.

Tips on how to take care of your kidneys and liver

For kidneys: Kidney diseases are like a silent killer. So, to lower the risk of developing kidney disease, here are some tips:

Avoid sitting for a long time

If your life passes with a sedentary job, you need to be serious about exercise to save not only kidney but also other organs.

Keep an eye on your regular blood level

The people who have diabetes, need to have regular tests to check their kidney functions. So, keep control of your blood sugar.

Watch your blood pressure

If you have blood pressure accompanied bydiabetes, high cholesterol, cardio-vascular diseases, you are heading towards kidney diseases. At 140/90 and above, you need to monitor your blood pressure level regularly.

Maintain your weight and diet

Standard body weight can help you to get rid of all the diseases. Keep yourself away from the excess salt intake. Doctors recommend taking 5-6 grams of salt per day.

The recommended food and fluid

Either you are suffering from chronic kidney diseases(CKD) or not, you need to be cautious about your diet. Here we are giving some of the names of recommended foods and drinks:

  • Water: Water helps to drain out all the toxins that could be harmful to our body as well as kidney. So, take 1.5-2 litre water. And if you work hard, you need to uptake more.
  • Cranberrie and Cranberry Juice: Choose 100% organic and sugar-free cranberry juice to flush out your kidneys. Fresh cranberries help to develop acidity in the urine to protect from bacteria.
  • Apple: Apple are actually a good choice. This fruit reduces cholesterol, prevent constipation and high in fibre.
  • Mushrooms:Vitamin-D riches in mushrooms and it regulates the kidney functions properly.
  • Egg whites: Eat the white part and avoid the yolk of an egg.
  • Kale: High in vitamin -A and c, iron. And it protects the kidney from inflammation.
  • Cauliflower: It contains vitamin C, folate and fibre.

So, eat a lot of veggie, iron-rich foods and keep yourself away from excessive salt and potassium.

Avoid alcohol and Stop smoking

Alcohol contains a large amount of phosphorus and it can be severe if the kidney doesn’t filter it out. Smoking deteriorate sall of the organs of your body. Among them, it hardens the kidney. 

Check your kidney function if you have previous risk factors

If you are an aged person or have a family history of CKD or increasing creatinine levels or decreasing glomerular filtration rate- you need to check your kidney.

Care after kidney failure

There ismore than one treatmentfor kidney failure. Dialysis is one of them. Then, you can transplant your kidney. It could be unsuccessful. But you need to take immunosuppressive drugs to accept your new kidney. There could be some side effects of these drugs.

Liver

For liver: The maximum tips are quite similar for the liver. Again, we are mentioning some of the exceptional tips:

  • The liver can suffer from cirrhosis if anyone takes too much alcohol.
  • According to Ray Chung, MD, medical director of the liver transplant program at Massachusetts General Hospital – “ Taking care of your liver is far more about avoiding what's bad than it is about eating or drinking things that are particularly to the liver.”
  • Get vaccine to prevent hepatitis A.Don’t share toothbrushes, razors and needles and have a safe sex life. It will prevent hepatitis B and C. Hepatitis B has got a vaccine but there is no vaccine for hepatitis C. And you should keep checking your body as these diseases don’t show that much of symptoms at an early stage.
  • Avoid excessive uptake of painkiller acetaminophen(Tylenol).
  • Keep yourself away from uptaking toxins like the aerosol product, cleaning product.
  • It is proved that drinking coffee can reduce liver diseases.
  • Take the medicines according to doctors' recommendations.

How to diagnose kidney and liver problems?

If you are suffering from liver disease, these symptoms will be shown- jaundice, belly pain, itchy skin, dark urine color, pale stool color, reduction of appetite. You can figure out the problems by blood tests, imaging tests, tissue analysis.

To detect the problems of your kidneys, doctors will give you some tests. If there is albumin in your pee, it a symptom of starting kidney disease.

Final thoughts

We know that prevention is better than cure. So, it better to take steps before having a kidney or liver disease. We hope you get a gist on how to take care of your kidneys and liver by going through this article.

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