As I turn 30, it is important to take care of my body not just externally but internally too. It is a fact that people under the age zone of 30-60 have a higher chance to have a kidney stone. So it’s always better to take a preventive action, rather than picking the disease and then undergo a painful treatment for the same.
What are kidney stones and what can be the cause?
Kidney stones are nothing but the solid deposits of minerals and salts that have crystallized together over a period of time in the kidneys.
Usually, the fluid in urine prevents the waste products from coming into contact with each other, thus avoiding this crystallization. Kidney Stones usually form when your fluid intake is less or there is too much solid waste content in the urine. It may also happen because of some medication or even due to a medical condition.
Though most kidney stones develop in the kidneys, however, they can even get formed anywhere in the urinary tract.
It’s estimated that up to half of all people who have had kidney stones will experience them again within the following five years.
Here are 5 simple ways to avoid oneself from falling into this trap of kidney stones.
Have a lot of water
To avoid getting kidney stones, it is important to keep oneself hydrated. Make sure you drink plenty of water every day so you don’t become dehydrated. This is important to keep your urine clear to prevent waste products meeting each other to form kidney stones.
Maintain a healthy weight
Being obese will surely stress your kidneys. But moving to a less weight should be done safely too. Crash diets, low carbs diet etc also can lead to the kidney stone. An exercise for an hour also can keep you in a good shape and health.
I know that it’s a tough thing for a coffee lover like me but for a good health this important. Caffeine increases the metabolism hence increasing the chances of dehydration. One should keep a maximum limit of 3-4 cups a day, to keep your body hydrated. Same goes for alcohol, avoid it for a fit you!!
Keep a check on your salt intake:
Salt is another reason for water retention which thus leads to dehydration. Avoid using canned foods as those are expected to have high salt contents.
Potassium citrate supplements by Zenith:
The major function of potassium is that it regulated the fluid balance in the body thus reducing the formation of kidney stones. Not just this, Potassium supports blood pressure, cardiovascular health, bone strength, and muscle strength. Potassium is found in many food items including dairy, fish, meats, fruits, vegetables and whole grains. But food processing or cooking reduces the levels of naturally occurring nutrients in foods. Thus it at times makes a necessity for us to take supplements in order to cover up the loss. Zenith has completely Vegan supplements of Potassium Citrate that are FSSAI approved too.
Though it is important to take an advice of your doctor before you proceed with supplements.