How to Rebuild Kidney Function

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Your kidneys are two important internal organs responsible for eliminating wastes from your body. They stimulate erythrocyte (red blood cell) production and regulate your blood pressure and electrolyte balance. Kidney disease is any illness or disorder that can affect the function of your kidneys. This could include kidney damage (for example, trauma or kidney stones), kidney infection and renal cancer. By employing all the remedies below, you can help strengthen and rebuild your kidneys.

Your kidneys are responsible for eliminating wastes from your body.
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Step 1

Exercise every day. Exercising regularly strengthens and increases blood flow to your kidneys, enabling faster renal (kidney) cell regeneration. Do resistance and aerobic exercises to help rebuild kidney function.

Regular exercise increases blood flow to the kidneys.
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Step 2

Drink 7-8 glasses of water a day. Drinking enough water can help your kidneys renew themselves by eliminating waste and toxins.

Drink water to eliminate toxins.
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Step 3

Avoid salty foods. Salt consumption during kidney regeneration and healing can slow down the process. Salt can also hasten the formation of kidney stones. Instead, add lemon, herbs and other spices to flavor your food. Additionally, avoiding salt will prevent fluid accumulation in your kidneys and improve your blood pressure.

Add lemon and herbs to food and avoid salt.
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Step 4

Consume healthy complex carbohydrates and avoid simple carbohydrates. Foods containing complex carbohydrates include oatmeal, brown rice, beans and root vegetables. These types of foods can provide your kidneys with the needed energy to regenerate themselves. Avoid simple carbohydrates such as sugary pastries, ice cream and other junk foods.

Eat complex carbohydrates to provide the kidneys with abundant energy to regenerate.
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Step 5

Consult a dietitian for proper diet. When your kidneys are damaged, certain foods must be restricted such as foods high in potassium. A dietitian can easily provide you with a daily food plan.

Visit a dietitian for help with a proper diet and food plan.
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Tips & Warnings

  • You must consult your physician before embarking on self-treatment.

References

  • Kidney Disease
  • "Medical Diagnosis and Treatment"; Stephen J. McPhee, MD; 2006
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