Many people like to cleanse or flush their kidneys every so often. They believe it can prevent kidney disease. Each day, your kidneys process your blood and help filter out waste products such as chemicals, toxins, and extra water. The waste and extra water then become urine, which is stored in the bladder until you urinate. When your kidneys get overloaded with toxic waste, kidneys and bladder can become diseased.
When you do a kidney flush, you help your kidneys to do their job of flushing out toxin buildup from your body. This enables your kidneys to function at their best. Kidney flushes may also help to eradicate urinary tract infections or even to dissolve kidney stones. If you are interested in doing a kidney cleanse, it is best to talk to your health care provider about the best method, since everyone is different.
There are different products on the market which can cleanse your kidneys. Some are herbal, others are teas, and sometimes they involve water or juice fasting. Consuming a lot of liquids such as water and juice help clean out your body and produce lots of urine, thus eliminating waste. Remember that during a cleanse that you should only exercise in moderation, such as light walking or yoga. Avoid anything strenuous as your body does the hard work of eliminating waste products.
Signs of kidney disease often do not show up until it is too late. That is why it is important to take care of your health throughout your life. Many diseases, including most kidney disease, can be prevented. Kidney disease symptoms may include lower back pain, water retention (edema) in the lungs, legs, or abdomen, and back pain or pain in the flanks.