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Caring for your Kidneys this winter: 3 things you should know

Ever heard about winter organ? The term seems quite fascinating and confusing at the same time. You must have heard about winter clothes, winter food, and winter quilts, but winter organ doesn't really seem to fit in. Surprisingly, it is none other than your kidneys. Yes, you read that right. In traditional Chinese medicine, the kidneys are referred to as the winter organ. It is believed that as the weather changes, there is a change in the function of certain organs as well. This is primarily to maintain a balance and as such different organs have been associated with different seasons, just like the winters have been connected to the kidneys, bladder and adrenal glands. All these organs become more active as there is a drop in temperature and as such, need more care.

As winter is already here, this is the best time to indulge in healthy habits that will benefit your Kidneys in strengthen them. Experts specializing in kidney transplants in Gurgaon suggest that this is even more important for people who have pre-existing renal problems as the cold temperature can worsen their symptoms and add to the complications.

In this blog, we have mentioned a few tips that can help you to take care of your Kidneys, this winter and for many more to come, with the help of the best kidney doctor in Gurgaon. Let's start with the most basic and simple step which you must be hearing every now and then.

Stay warm. It is very important to dress according to the season making sure that your body is fully covered. Wear woollen caps, gloves, socks and mufflers. Layer up with sweaters, with a jacket on top. You can also use a Thermo belt to keep your abdominal area warm. If you are at work or college and your hands and feet are getting cold, try doing some warm-up exercises like on-spot jogging, squats or jumping. This will help to raise your body temperature.

Work on your inner warmth. When we talk about staying warm, it not only includes your clothing but your diet as well. There are certain foods and food items that can help to keep you warm from within. Avoid cold beverages at any cost and instead, go for a hot bowl of soup or a cup of ginger tea. There are several other healthy options that you can try. If you tend to feel colder, cut down on the consumption of raw fruits and vegetables and try boiled ones instead. Some people think that adding more chillies to their food can help to keep them warm, however, it is important to understand that eating spicy food will open the pores on your skin letting the cold in. It is better to use spices like turmeric and cinnamon as they are known to improve blood circulation.

Stay physically active, but in moderation. Many people have a misconception that staying physically active means that they have to indulge in regress physical activities, however, the best doctors in Gurgaon recommend their patients refrain from the same. No doubt it is important to be active and we are not asking you to sit under the blanket all day. However, it is important to understand that rigorous physical activities can lead to excessive sweating and when you are exposed to cold in such a situation, it increases the risks of infections and exposure. Experts also recommend people to lower their levels of intimacy as orgasms can lead to the depletion of renal energy.

If you wish to know more about your kidneys or want to seek expert help, consult our specialists for unparalleled care and guidance.

Dr. Sumit Sharma, Director and Head of the Department

Urology, Uro-Oncology, Andrology, Uro-Robotics

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