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Substances That Harm Your Kidneys!


Whatever gets into your mouth will have to get through the kidneys. So, imagine the kind of torture your kidneys need to undergo when you ingest too many toxins.

What harms your kidneys? Exposing your kidneys to certain chemical substances can damage the bladder, ureter and even the kidneys.

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Halogenated hydrocarbons can cause toxic injury to your kidneys. Heavy metals like lead and cadmium may kill the kidneys or cause renal failure. Here are some substances that hurt your kidneys.



Even antibiotics harm your kidneys. In fact, that is why kidney patients are not allowed to consume strong antibiotics.

If you have to use antibiotics, prefer natural remedies first and then consult your doctor instead of gulping over-the-counter antibiotic pills.


Medical Tests

Not all medical tests are safe. Some of them use a substance known as contrast dye in MRI scans. If you have any kidney issues, contrast dye can worsen it.

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Illegal Drugs

All recreational drugs like cocaine and heroin damage the kidneys soon. In fact, they also raise the blood pressure and may also cause heart failure.


Pain Killers

Even aspirin, ibuprofen and acetaminophen are not good for your kidneys. Unless your doctor suggests them, never take them.

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Liver is not the only organ that suffers if you drink too much. Even your kidneys undergo torture if you drink alcohol. The job of your kidneys is to filter your blood. In heavy drinkers, kidneys may lose their efficiency soon as they have to keep filtering the alcohol on a daily basis.


Prescribed Laxatives

Some prescribed laxatives are harmful to the kidneys. Some of them may even cause acute kidney injury. It is better to use natural remedies to cleanse your bowels.

Also Read: 7 Ways To Cleanse Your Kidneys



Quit drinking alcohol and stay away from recreational drugs. Avoid the over use of laxatives. Reduce taking over-the-counter pills for health issues.

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Story first published: Monday, April 24, 2017, 10:01 [IST]