What Is Kidney Pain?
- Kidney pain is observed deep and high in the back under the ribs. Imaging test like an Ultrasound or CT scan can help figure out the cause so that corresponding treatment can be decided by the doctor.
What Are The Symptoms Of Kidney Pain?
- Fever, painful urination, vomit, and nausea, flank pain (pain in the upper abdomen, back or the sides).
What Are The Causes Of Kidney Pain?
- Urinary tract infection, lacerated kidney (blow on the back can cause this) or due to the kidney stones.
What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Kidney Pain?
- Reduce your salt, sodium, soda intake as these damage kidneys.
- Smoking worsens kidney diseases. Hence, quit smoking for good.
- Maintain the healthy weight as extra weight puts the extra burden on kidneys.
- Eat minimum 1.3 mg of vitamin B6 every day as it helps in maintaining kidney health.
What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Kidney Pain?
- Don’t let your sleep be interrupted as frequent sleep disturbance breaks the process of tissue renewal which takes place during the night.
- If you feel the urge to pee, don’t hold it.
- Taking too many pain killers or missing your regular doses of hypertension/ diabetes medicines leads to poor kidney health.
What Are The Best Foods For Kidney Pain?
Foods that are good for kidney health:
- Fluids (fruit juices, ginger ale or tea). It is utmost important to keep the urine diluted to maintain a good condition of the kidneys.
- Fruits and Vegetables enhance proper functioning of kidneys. Fruits like grapes, cranberries, and vegetables like onions, celery, beet, spinach, and asparagus are good for kidney health. Fruits and Vegetables with lower potassium content must be consumed.
- Low-Potassium foods like corn, rice, noodles, pasta, eggplant, peppers, pears, beans, apples are good for kidney.
- Eat magnesium rich foods like beans, nuts, green leafy vegetables and seeds.
What Are The Worst Foods For Kidney Pain?
Following foods, which are high in potassium, should be avoided to manage the kidney problems:
- Avocados, Bananas, Melons, plums, raisins as they are high in potassium.
- Spinach, Potatoes and tomatoes
- Bran Items
- Beans, and Rice
- Whole-grain bread
- Sunflower seeds
- Highly spiced foods
What Are The Medicines For Kidney Pain?
What Are The Tips To Manage Kidney Pain?
- Don’t take the overdose of protein rich diet as these can damage kidneys.
- Don’t ignore your infections and get the treatment on time