March is National Kidney Month and a time to focus on the steps we can take to keep our kidneys happy and healthy.
Drinking enough water each day is an important part of your health. After all, about 60-70% of your body weight is made up of water, and every part of your body needs it to function properly. Water is also very important for good kidney health. The kidneys are the body’s chemical factories, filtering waste and performing vital functions that control things like red blood cell production and blood pressure.
Your kidneys can become damaged with little to no warning. Kidney disease is known as the “silent epidemic” because if often shows no signs until it is more advanced. Here are a few simple ways to keep our kidneys happy and healthy:
- Don’t smoke
- Eat a healthy diet
- Keep your weight in check
- Stay fit and active
- Monitor and keep regular control of your blood pressure and sugar levels
- (And this is where we come in) DRINK PLENTY OF PURIFIED WATER
Drinking plenty of water is a better choice for your kidney health than high-calorie sugary drinks. Evidence shows that being well hydrated may reduce the risk for kidney stones and urinary tract infections. Water helps the kidneys remove wastes from your blood in the form of urine. Water also helps keep your blood vessels open so that blood can travel freely to your kidneys and deliver essential nutrients to them. Dehydration can affect your kidneys. If you become dehydrated, then it is more difficult for this delivery system to work. Severe dehydration can lead to kidney damage, so it is important to drink enough when you work or exercise very hard, and especially in warm and humid weather. Those with kidney problems or kidney failure may need to restrict their fluid intake, but for most people, drinking 1.5 to 2 liters (3 to 4 pints) of water per day is a healthy target.
Along those lines, Reverse Osmosis treated water with a lower TDS and contaminants is more readily absorbed by the body and doesn’t require your body to do the filtering. Our Hague RO is an easy way to make sure that the water you consume on a daily basis is of the highest quality for you and your family. If you do not currently have a reverse osmosis system in your home or if you have questions about RO water, we would be happy to discuss your treatment options with you. For more information or to consult with a water treatment specialist, please contact us to schedule an appointment. We are your Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey Hague dealer providing service in towns like Haverford, Harleysville and Hamilton, NJ.
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