Help Kidney Function | 3 Ways to Improve Kidney Health
There’s a couple of things that you should be doing if you’re suffering with any type of kidney problems that can help kidney function. The first thing is make sure to get your thyroid tested, even though that’s not commonly thought of with kidney issues. We’re finding about 18% of people in stages 3 to 5 have a subclinical hypothyroidism. So by checking it, getting treated, you feel better, Kidneys are healthier and your body’s overall healthier.
There are many correlations between the thyroid glands and chronic kidney disease. Thyroid hormones affect renal development and physiology. The kidney usually plays a key role in the metabolism, degradation, and excretion of several thyroid hormones. Therefore, any loss of kidney function from chronic kidney disease can lead to disrupted thyroid function.
Second, make sure to get your vitamin D tested. I’m still seeing a lot of people with kidney issues deficient. When you get adequate D, kidney health is better, and your overall health is better. The kidneys utilize vitamin D from food, supplements, or the sun to the active form of vitamin D that is required by the body. With chronic kidney disease, low vitamin D levels can be found, sometimes even extremely low levels. This may occur because injured kidneys are less able to convert vitamin D into its active form. You may begin to improve kidney function by getting vitamin D levels up to par.
Number three is fiber intake. The fiber intake is so important for kidney health and people generally don’t get nearly the recommended amount of 25 to 30 g of fiber intake per day from dietary sources. If you don’t make that or get that amount, you should have a supplemental source. Thanks for watching more videos about how to improve your kidney health by