Monday, October 3, 2022

Parque de la Salud: They recommend a healthy diet, physical activity and professional support for kidney health

The “Dr. Ramon Madariga” report on kidney health, from the Acute School Hospital, urges people to lead a healthy lifestyle, which includes physical activity and professional support.

In this context, Dr. Irene Paz, Head of the Nephrology and Dialysis Service, pointed out that “primary prevention of kidney disease can prevent complications in patients’ health, especially in patients with chronic or preexisting pathologies.”

Therefore, I affirm that comprehensive health care includes a healthy lifestyle, balanced diet, physical activity and related medical check-ups.

To this end, Dr. Paz stressed that healthy habits are essential to keep our kidneys healthy and the entire body functioning without complications.

“Eating a balanced diet, rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, which includes an adequate amount of legumes, grains, and protein, provides nutrients, vitamins, and minerals, so that the body can fully respond to physiological demands. Ideally This is to eat little salt, avoid ultra-processed foods, avoid smoking and consume excessive amounts of alcohol,” recommends the professional.

Continuing the theme of kidney care, the nephrologist noted physical activity “is important, but it should be according to what our body is prepared for, because highly demanding exercise, which is unprepared, can be counterproductive.” could.”

“The most important thing that should happen with all of these habits to keep our kidneys in shape: good hydration.”

However, “for those who do intense physical activity and those who do little or nothing, drinking the recommended amount of water per day is one of the most important factors in keeping our bodies healthy.”

Also, Dr. Irene Paz advises high-performance athletes to consider professional support: a nutritionist doctor who can adequately control diet and provide nutrition advice before a sporting event, a sport. Along with the physician and under the control of a cardiology professional. “During training or competitions, it is important to maintain good hydration; The body loses a lot of fluid, but also many minerals that we need to replenish. The ideal is to control the latter, as excessive effort dehydrates us and can lead to damage to the kidneys and even other organs.

For patients with chronic or prevalent pathologies such as high blood pressure and diabetes or who have a family history of kidney diseases, are overweight or have ever suffered a heart attack or stroke, a professional may recommend specific physical activity. Key, as recommended by a professional, and follow a strict diet that provides all the necessary nutrients as per medical indications. “These pathologies can alter kidney function, which is why I recommend frequent checkups with your family doctor, who will know how often to see a nephrologist.”

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