Types and Causes of Kidney Disease and Foods to Prevent It

Types and Causes of Kidney Disease and Foods to Prevent It

Types and Causes of Kidney Disease and Foods to Prevent It
  • Healboat
  • June 20th, 2018
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Kidney performs one of the most underrated tasks of the body; it takes care of the excretion system of the body. However, considering this is a filter, it can be marred by several diseases if not washed every once in a while. Let us take a look into what these diseases are.


As you already know, if you body is an institute, then the kidneys are what you would call the janitors of this institute. It is therefore, so detrimental to the body if this janitor becomes sick and the waste of the body isn’t managed properly. The result is not only life threatening, it also comes with an added bonus of excruciating pain coupled with embarrassment.

What are the causes of kidney diseases?

When it comes to the matter of chronic kidney disease, there underlying causes can be a plethora of other diseases. Some of them are listed below:

  1. In case of Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, the chances of chronic kidney disease are dangerously elevated. 
  2. High blood pressure ends up putting more strain on the kidney than it can handle and therefore, can be counted as another cause.
  3. The kidney filter units might get inflamed. This condition is called glomerulonephritis.
  4. There can be an inflammation in the kidney tubes as well as the structures surrounding it.
  5. Presence of multiple cysts in the kidneys.
  6. If there are cases of urinary tract obstruction, the prostate would be enlarged. Consequently, it can also cause kidney diseases.
  7. If there are intermittent infections in the kidneys, the presence of chronic condition later is totally expected.

Different types of kidney diseases

Considering the job that urinary system performs, you can already guess that there are several types of things that can go wrong with the organs entailing in this region. To that end, some of the types of kidney diseases are as follows:

  1. Glomerulonephritis: It is a condition where the filtration units of kidneys (also known as Glomeruli) are inflamed.
  2. PKD: In this condition, multiple cystic growths are developed in the kidneys.
  3. Lupus Nephritis: Kidney inflammation because the immune system of the body target its own tissues.
  4. Kidney cancer: Malignancy of the kidneys.
  5. Nephrotic Syndrome: In this particular type of issue, the urine tends to excrete out too much protein from the body.

There are many other different types of kidney related diseases that are mostly rare and entail some of the symptoms that are the combination of the ones mentioned above. 

Best foods for kidney diseases

If you are suffering from kidney disease, there is one thing to know. Abstinence would help you survive the ordeal. You would have to be really strict as to what you should put in your body. To that end, the best foods that promote healing and also considered to the best are the following:

  1. Red capsicum: This is what you would call the red bell peppers. They are good for the body’s immunity and have some anti-inflammatory properties that must be heeded.
  2. Garlic: Garlic and excellent anti-inflammatory foods that you must partake in if you have kidney issues.
  3. Strawberries: These tasty natural treats are filled to the brim with antioxidants and other anti-inflammatory properties.  
  4. Turmeric:  renal physician always recommend include a healthy dosage of turmeric in whatever you cook.
  5. Apples: you know the saying “An apple a day.........” Well, the doctor won’t be away if you have kidney disease, but you would be able to manage the disease properly via the antioxidants present in apples.
  6. Onions
  7. Carrots
  8. Bamboo shoots
  9. Figs
  10. Omega 3 fatty acids

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