Many of them are young people in their twenties and thirties, and they have various “bad” habits – some apply cosmetics with whitening function for a long time. Some take diet pills for a long time. Some use health care products instead of normal diet even for as long as 10 years. Others over-exercise for weight loss and shape, and take too much protein powder for a long time ……
Many substandard cosmetics with whitening functions contain mercury, mercury is toxic to the kidneys, long-term application of cosmetics containing mercury is likely to lead to kidney failure. Diet pills, health products, protein powder may contain a large number of unknown ingredients detrimental to the kidneys, long-term use will damage the kidneys, the blood creatinine will rise and develop chronic tubulointerstitial disease.
Inappropriate high-intensity exercise, some muscle cells will rupture, degradation of myoglobin, myoglobin through the kidneys out of the body, easy to block the renal tubules, less severe symptoms will produce hemoglobinuria, serious will also cause acute renal failure.
Chronic kidney disease has risen to be one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide, according to the World Health Organization’s Global Health Estimates 2019 report, released Dec. 9, 2020.
Kidney disease spans a wide age range, from infancy to old age, and has a very high prevalence. Although there is a lack of precise epidemiological survey data, young people should pay more attention to their kidney health given that many chronic diseases (e.g. hypertension, diabetes) are trending younger and the incidence is increasing, and these systemic chronic diseases may eventually involve the kidneys.
Once the function of the kidney is in trouble, it will affect the function of all tissues and organs in the body
The function of the kidneys is very powerful, a person can form up to 180 liters of raw urine every day, which can fill 360 mineral water bottles, but the final discharge of urine is only 1.8 liters, which depends on the filtration, reabsorption, secretion and refinement of the kidneys. The filtration, reabsorption, secretion and refinement functions of the kidneys ensure the body’s volume balance and electrolyte balance.
A person will not be dehydrated even if he does not drink water for a day, will not be water poisoned even if he drinks a lot of water, and can maintain the balance of salts in his body even if he eats a lot of salty things, all of which need to be done by the kidney function.
Therefore, impaired kidney function will lead to volume imbalance, electrolyte imbalance, toxin excretion and endocrine dysfunction.
Therefore, people who have uremia will have pale lips and dark face. The pallor is because of anemia, and the darkness is because there are many toxins in the body that cannot be excreted.
Many patients with chronic kidney disease have corresponding clinical manifestations, such as proteinuria, hematuria, electrolyte disorders and so on, which are unique clinical manifestations of kidney disease. However, there are also quite a number of patients with chronic kidney disease do not have these clinical abnormal manifestations.
Since the kidney function will affect the whole body once the problem occurs, patients will have a full range of problems such as hypertension, heart failure, nausea and vomiting, gastrointestinal bleeding, anemia, malnutrition, immune deficiency, infection, skin itching, osteoporosis, etc. It is important to do kidney function tests to avoid underdiagnosis and misdiagnosis.
Early detection, early prevention
So if there is a problem with kidney, how can we find it in time?
First of all, we should pay attention to the color of our urine. The normal color of urine is colorless to light amber, if the urine appears cola or wine color, it indicates that the kidney will be damaged or has been damaged; if the urine appears a lot of foam and does not disappear easily, it suggests that the urine may contain protein, which may be glomerulonephritis.
Changes in the volume of urine are also a problem to pay attention to, too little urine may also be a sign of kidney problems. In addition, it is also important to pay attention to changes in the body. If there are non-specific symptoms such as body edema, nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite and unexplained fatigue and weakness, it is also important to consider that there may be problems with the kidneys.
Having chronic kidney disease can seriously affect the quality of life of patients and detract from a healthy life span, while good lifestyle habits can largely prevent kidney disease and reduce the likelihood of the disease. So, what are the things to pay attention to in daily life?
Suggestion : First of all, we should cultivate a reasonable life style, pay attention to rest and not to stay up late. It is medically confirmed that people who stay up late have a higher chance of developing diabetes. Diabetes can easily cause diabetic nephropathy, so you must try to avoid staying up late.
Secondly, to exercise properly, pay attention not to exercise too much. Ordinary people should not go running marathons. Marathon runners have undergone strict, regular and orthodox training, and those who have not been trained to run marathons are prone to respiratory alkalosis and muscle strain. Exercise should be appropriate, according to their own physique to develop exercise plans, not too much, do not fitness addiction, to be gradual.
In addition, also pay attention to the science of diet. Science and life are not separate. To eat traditional foods. Eat less overly processed foods, and fast foods like dehydrated vegetable soup are very unscientific. Any food that will cause nutritional problems in the body may eventually affect the kidneys. Eating wild vegetables is also a very dangerous thing, many wild vegetables even contain toxins, contaminated wild vegetables are even more inappropriate to eat.
Again, avoid overeating, refuse high-calorie foods and control your weight. Seven minutes full to keep safe.
Scientific research in the 20th century found that when high-calorie reagents were added to the cell culture solution when doing experiments to culture cells in vitro, the activity of telomerase in the cells decreased. Telomerase is an enzyme responsible for telomere lengthening in cells. Telomere length and stability determines cell life span and is closely related to cellular aging and cancer.
Young people should be extra careful to avoid overeating and high-calorie foods. Nowadays, many young children are suffering from hyperuricemia at a very young age, which has a lot to do with eating high-calorie fast food.
The eating habits when you are young determine the future health condition, so it is important to keep the possible triggers, risk factors and worsening factors well under control when you are young.
It is recommended to adopt a low salt and light diet. More salt is not good for blood pressure control, and high blood pressure in turn hurts the kidneys and can lead to hypertensive nephropathy. So eat a low purine diet and consume high quality protein. If you have primary diseases, such as hypertension, diabetes, lupus, purple epilepsy, etc., you must actively treat them in order to protect the kidneys. Systemic diseases, if not controlled in time, will eventually hurt the kidneys.
Finally, it is also important to stop smoking and drinking and avoid the indiscriminate use of drugs. All drugs have certain effects on the kidneys, but listen to medical advice, reasonable and standardized medication, the side effects of drugs can be circumvented, be sure to listen to the doctor’s words.
The prevalence of chronic kidney disease is high, but the awareness rate is low, and it is crucial to strengthen the knowledge of chronic kidney disease to achieve early diagnosis, early prevention and early treatment. Regular medical checkups can help detect kidney disease at an early stage. Many young people will neglect to check their kidneys during medical checkups, which is something that needs to be corrected.