10 Bad Habits That Are Killing Your Kidney (Don’t Take No. 3 for Granted)

9. Ignoring common infections and failing to get enough rest.

Ignoring of coughs, colds, flu, tonsillitis, pharyngitis, and other common infections, can cause serious kidney damage. Those with kidney disease have often reported to had no rest when they have been sick, and these are often weather sensitive people who often get ill.

If you don’t treat your common infection, the viruses or bacteria can cause kidney damage. Therefore, whenever you get a common infection, treat it properly and on time. Rest your body and take your antibiotics properly.


10. Sleep deprivation.

A lot of people ignore the importance of proper sleep because of their busy lifestyle. A 6 to 8 hour sleep is crucial for a person’s overall health. The organ tissues renew while you are sleeping, so if you don’t get enough sleep you will interrupt this process, which will lead to damage of many organs, including the kidneys.

According to many studies, improper sleep can cause increased clogging of the arteries (atherosclerosis) and high blood pressure, which raises the risk of kidney damage. Always try to keep a good balance between work and rest, and to adopt healthy sleeping habits. In this way, you will protect your kidneys, and your overall health.


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