Obesity has its own problems. It does not mean overweight or heart problems. More things are involved. A common point most people miss is kidney health. Advertising on various media platforms seeks to educate and sell the best “dialysis” options and large quantities of medicines available. Dialysis is a painful procedure. It affects people’s lives, jobs, families, relationships and more.
Your goal should be to never reach that stage if it is under your control, and in most cases your lifestyle is the only one under your control. It’s your choice. Keeping your kidneys in top condition is a top priority. But sadly, even with care, you can get chronic kidney disease (CKD). Taking care of your kidneys is not enough to prevent it.
The two main causes are high blood pressure and diabetes. In fact, one in three adults with diabetes, and 20% of high blood pressure, have CKD. So if you don’t think this will affect you or your loved ones, think again. About 26 million people have this kidney disease. And that number continues to grow.
Chronic kidney disease can be difficult to detect early. Most people find out that they have it after a blood or urine test. Their doctor’s first course of action is, of course, to write a prescription. This may include beta blockers and blood pressure medications such as statins. Without early detection of CKD, options such as dialysis and complete transplantation can be even more frightening. But new research from China has found a simple and natural solution.
Chinese researchers have followed 6,363 patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Ten years later, they found that people who did this were 33% less likely to die. However, this not only helped prevent death, but also helped improve quality of life. These people reduced the risk of needing dialysis and even a kidney transplant by 21%. And that’s just an average. This simple and routine activity can help you live longer with CKD. You can probably even avoid it altogether.
We are talking about walking.. Sounds simple, but effective. And for some of the people participating in the study, it may have added a fun year to their lives. The people who walked the most in this study saw even greater benefits than the others in the group. By walking at least once a day for 30 minutes or less, some subjects were able to reduce their risk of death by 59%. Also, the chances of needing a kidney transplant or dialysis were reduced by 44%.
Your kidneys may be the most important organ in your body. They act like a filter for your blood. Their main task is to get rid of waste products and balance water levels. However, they also help with the production of vitamin D and red blood cells. They even help regulate blood pressure.
Chronic kidney disease includes a variety of conditions in which the kidneys shut down over time. At first, you may not realize that nothing is wrong. However, over time, waste levels can increase. This can eventually make you feel sick. However, it can also lead to high blood pressure and nerve damage. To make matters worse, CKD can increase your risk of developing heart disease.
You can avoid transplantation and dialysis by walking for a few minutes a day. It may help you live longer with CKD. However, exercise is also a great way to avoid CKD in the first place. Switching to high intensity exercise can lead to impressive results. It can also help lower blood pressure and diabetes. This is the two main causes that lead to the development of CKD.
So please move. Exercise should be your only medicine. I hope you found this article useful. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below!
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