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Tips for Maintaining Healthy Kidneys

You probably don’t think too much about your kidneys, and that’s a good thing: it means they’re working, and you’ll want to keep it that way. Having kidney problems can result in a variety of health problems, and can also lead to fatal kidney disease.

The purpose of your kidneys is to remove waste from your bloodstream (among other functions like producing urine), so you can imagine what might happen if that mechanism failed. Here are 12 ways you can help your kidneys remain healthy and efficient (and assist them if they’re already experiencing problems)…

1. Stay Hydrated

Water is an important component for all bodily functions, so it’s a good idea to make a habit of having a glass of water when you can. However, the Cleveland Clinic says while you should hydrate, you shouldn’t “overdo it.”

The clinic adds, “Contrary to popular belief, no studies have proven over-hydration as an effective practice in enhancing kidney function.” That doesn’t mean more water will do any harm to your kidneys, but you may find yourself spending more time in the bathroom as a result…

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