Common Myths about Kidney Diseases

by Scientific Pathology Scientific Pathology & Imaging Center.

There are various misconceptions about the kidneys among a vast majority of people. Whatever be the question- how they work, what their function is, how they can be kept healthy- people still seem to be clueless about how to take care of kidneys. Kidneys are quite a critical part of a human body, hence, instead of relying on medically unproven or unsound advice, there is a need to understand and take the correct steps to maintain robust kidney function. Here we bust some well-known and common myths about kidneys with facts:

Myth 1: Kidneys can be kept healthy by drinking 8 glasses of water every day.

Fact: The kidneys are efficient little organs that work even when you are asleep. Healthy kidneys are capable of producing as little as 2 cups of urine per day, even when you spend the whole day drinking or not drinking water. A diseased kidney won’t be this efficient, because of which many doctors then have to restrict the fluid intake of the person. Hence, there is no scientific proof that drinking 8 cups of water to flush out the waste from the body preserves the function of kidneys for a long time. Doctors prescribe drinking water as per your taste and to keep your body hydrated. 

Myth 2: Kidney disease rarely affects anyone

Fact: Kidney disease is quite a common occurrence, and it’s symptoms usually occur when the disease is at an advanced stage. Several factors can lead to kidney disease: people who have high BP, diabetes, or over 60 years of age are quite prone. If any of the points here apply to you, get yourself tested regularly for kidney diseases. You can book a home appointment with Scientific Pathology, the best pathology lab in Uttar Pradesh. Whatever be the test, be it Kidney Management Panel, Liver Management Panel, Stress Management Panel, etc., this pathology and allergy testing lab in Agra assures you of 100% accurate result, all from the comfort of your home.

Myth 3: Testing for kidney disease is a long and extremely costly.

Fact: Contrary to popular belief, testing for kidney disease is quite easy and very inexpensive. For example, if you book an appointment with Scientific Pathology, their professionals would only require your urine sample to check for protein, and your blood to test for GFR that tells how well your kidney works. All at an affordable price of ₹ 1200/-.

You must be able to separate the myth from the truth when the topic is your kidneys. Striving to follow healthy eating and drinking as well as exercising regularly is the only way to keep your kidneys in check.

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