7 Habits That Will Seriously Damage Your Kidneys!

Our Kidneys are bean-shaped organs, located near the middle of our back, below the rib cage. They process our blood and eliminate waste and water from our body by producing urine. They are vital organs and protecting their function should be our priority.

Here we are going to give you a list of most common habits which have negative effects for our kidneys:


It is found that smoking affects the kidney functions and can lead to serious kidney diseases. Studies show that people who smoke cigarettes has bigger chances to get a kidney tumors than others.

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Insufficient of Water

It is recommended to drink 2l of water per day. People who don’t drink enough water can damage their kidneys because their blood becomes more concentrated and the kidneys become incapable to remove all the toxins from the body.

Consummation of too much salt.

When we eat too much salt, our kidneys respond by retaining water in order to dilute this electrolyte in our bloodstream to maintain proper heart function.

It is known that salt can raise our blood pressure and it can lead to stress on the kidneys. Consuming salt we can damage our kidney, heart and aorta.

High Protein Diet

Consuming a lot of proteins such as red meat can lead to kidney disorders. It can increase the glomerular pressure and can cause a hyper filtration. Doctors recommend avoiding these kinds of foods.


Excessive drinking of alcohol can affect our kidney function. It is proven that too much consummation of alcohol can damage the liver and the kidneys. When we drink alcohol it causes uric acid to be deposited in renal tubules and it can lead to tubular obstruction. Alcohol also causes dehydration.

Lack of Sleep

Good night sleep is essential for our body. It is recommended 7-8 hours daily sleeping. Improper sleep can lead to a serious health disorders. It can cause a cardiovascular and kidneys problems.


We all consume coffee, tea and soda without knowing the negative effects for our health. Caffeine stimulates our blood flow, increases the blood pressure and stresses our kidneys. A lot of kidney diseases are connected with high consummation of caffeine.