How to Keep Excretory System Healthy

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Your excretory system is responsible for removing waste from your body. There is more than one organ involved in the excretory system. The organs involved are your kidneys, sweat glands, lungs and liver. Your kidneys are the primary organs. Getting the waste out of your body is very important because it is poisonous. If the waste builds up and is not taken care of, serious problems can occur. In general, excretion is the process of removing unwanted products from your body and eliminating them. Keeping your excretory system healthy is vital.

  • Drink the recommended eight glasses of water everyday. This helps flush your kidneys by forcing them to work harder. Water is the healthiest thing to drink because all other liquids must be filtered by your kidneys.

  • Exercise to help your kidneys and sweat glands work efficiently. Exercise also can help control high blood pressure as high blood pressure is hard on your kidneys. Doing cardiovascular exercises such as stair-stepping, biking, running, swimming and weightlifting for at least 20 minutes a day, three times a week will help.

  • Try going to a sauna for an hour a couple of times a week. This works well for people who are disabled and cannot work out. The sauna will help with your sweat glands by opening them up.

  • Breathing exercises will greatly help your lungs. Take deep breaths throughout the day. Also, try blowing up a balloon or a beach ball. Laughing and singing more also can keep your lungs healthier.

  • Keep your liver healthy by lying on your left side and gently hitting it quickly with your fist. Start off by doing 20 strikes and gradually work up to as many as you can each day.

  • Eat a proper, nutritious diet. Stay away from foods that contain pesticides, hormones and antibiotics. Also try to steer clear of fatty, oily foods. Your kidneys have to filter out all of these things. Try to eat more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, beans and soy.

  • Stay away from drugs, alcohol and tobacco. Also try to use over-the-counter medications as sparingly as you can. Never drink alcohol while you are taking medicine. This is harmful to your liver. Toxic fumes such as smoke are harmful to your lungs.

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