20 Bad Habits That Are Seriously Harming Your Kidneys

Just below your rib cage and on either side of your torso are two human organs that each resemble a bean. We’re talking, of course, about your kidneys, which play a vital role in maintaining your physical well-being. Yet even when these miracles of natural engineering work well, the litany of things we put them through can leave them vulnerable and at risk of affecting their function. In fact, any one of these 20 common habits may lead to kidney damage – so here’s what to avoid if at all possible.

20. Not keeping tabs on your blood pressure

Blood pressure measures the vital fluid’s exertion on the walls of blood vessels. And any subsequent reading is itself influenced by various factors – mainly the performance of the heart and the condition of the blood vessels themselves. All in all, then, some may find themselves with hypertension, or when the pressure level in the arteries exceeds that of medical authorities’ recommended guidelines.

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