1. Overusing Painkillers
Overuse of pain killers can cause problems in the kidneys.
2. Excess intake of salt & sugar
Excess intake of salt causes sodium imbalance in the body. Due to this process kidneys feel the extra strain and may even lead to renal failure.
Similarly, excess intake of sugar causes excess sugar coming out in the urine. High level of sugar can damage the blood vessels of the kidney and destroy the kidney’s filters.
3. Overconsumption of processed foods
Added preservatives & other elements in the processed food contains harmful chemicals like sodium, phosphorus which are bad for the kidneys.
4. Low intake of water
When you drink less water, a lot of wastes & acids are built up in the body causing clogged kidneys. You may also develop kidney stones due to low intake of water.
5. Inadequate sleep
Inadequate sleep can lead to high blood pressure & stress which are major factors of kidney diseases.
6. Smoking & alcohol
Smoking & alcohol can affect medicines used to treat high blood pressure. Uncontrolled or poorly managed high blood pressure is the foremost cause of kidney disease. It slows the blood flow to important organs like the kidneys and can make kidney disease worse.
Obesity can directly affect your kidneys. The extra weight forces the kidneys to work harder and filter wastes above the normal level.