Kidney Disease in Children – How to Protect Your Children From Kidney Disease
Kidney disease in children is growing at an alarming rate. If you are a parent you need to educate yourself about how to protect your children from kidney disease.
To Your Good Health
When our children are born we accept the responsibility of taking care of them to the best of our ability. This should include their health.
One of the most important things you can do for your child is to be sure they have a healthy diet, and get enough rest and exercise.
I believe the things that damage your child’s health more than anything else is colas and too many sweets. They need plenty of pure water, fresh fruits and vegetables. Stay away from fast foods as much as possible.
I know we are rushed sometime and we make a quick stop at the local drive- in hamburger place for a quick meal, but, please try to limit them to once or twice a week.
Obesity is a serious problem in the United States, and many other places in the world. This creates serious health issues such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, and many other problems.
Remember, kidney damage cannot be reversed, if it progresses to far. Our children deserve a head start in life to maintain good health for their future. If you start feeding them properly when they are a baby, it will become a habit, and they will thank you for it when they grow up.
- Control Blood Pressure – Regular exercise, a healthy diet, and a loving environment will go a long to insure your child maintains a health blood pressure.
- Control Sugar Intake – This a big issue. Sugar is toxic to the kidneys and damages the tiny blood vessels that filter out the poisons in your blood. Every childhood party doesn’t have to be full of colas and sugary sweets. Let you child have ‘watermelon party’ or a ‘fruit freeze’ party.
- Don’t Smoke – If you smoke, consider your children. Second hand smoke can damage your child’s health. It is bad for their blood pressure, lungs, heart, and kidneys. It also sets a bad example for them. If you smoke, they probably will smoke when they get older.
- Pain Relievers – Don’t use pain relievers such as acetaminophen, aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen unless absolutely necessary. The side effects of these drugs do more damage than good. They restrict blood flow to your kidneys and even more so, if you take them with caffeine.
- Infections – Those little ‘germ killing’ bottles you carry around have been proven to be no more effective than regular soap and water. Just wash your hands regularly and try to avoid close contact with people that are ill. I use colloidal silver in a small spray bottle to kill germs. I also take an ounce a day of colloidal silver to help keep my body free of germs and ‘bugs’ that could possibly make me ill.
- Proper Fluid Intake – If you child is thirsty give them pure water to drink. Even pure juice is too strong for a baby or small child. Dilute the juice with pure water. The little ones, and you, need plenty of water to flush toxins out of your body.
Be careful. Most bottled water is just tap water that has been filtered. Most of it is not much better that the water out of your kitchen faucet.
If your child develops kidney disease the doctor may tell you to restrict fluid intake because of the reduced function of their kidneys.
Kidney Disease in Children – Good Diet Plan
If you are to protect your children from kidney disease, they need a good diet plan. If you or they have developed kidney disease, it is imperative that you choose a good diet plan and STICK TO IT!
Find a good dietitian that is naturally nutrition oriented to help you plan a diet. It is important to restrict foods that are high in protein, phosphorus, and potassium to ease the work the damaged kidneys must do.
Healthy Food Taste Good – You can find foods that taste good and are good for you. You won’t find them close to the checkout counter by the candies and potato chips, but, you can find them.
It is well worth the effort to take a little extra time to find foods that are both nutritious and delicious. You will enjoy better health, longer life, more energy, and less medical bills.
A big plus to eating healthy besides good health is, you will save money in the long run.
Farmer’s markets are great places to find fresh fruits and veggies in season that are locally grown. It will be a good adventure for you and your children. Or, you may want to try your hand at growing a few of your own vegetables.
Children love to grow things. Help the grow a few carrots, strawberries, or other easy to take care of vegetables. They will love it and you will enjoy the relationship with your child.