The kidneys are some of the most important organs in the body. The kidneys are a pair of bean-shaped organs present in all vertebrates. They remove waste products from the body, maintain balanced electrolyte levels, and regulate blood pressure. The kidneys are very vital and should be kept healthy.
The kidney as a delicate organ can be ravaged by several diseases and one of them is kidney cancer. Renal cell carcinoma (RCC), also known as renal cell cancer or renal cell adenocarcinoma, is the most common type of kidney cancer. Kidney cancer occurs when the cells of the kidney begin to duplicate excessively.
Certain things can increase your risk of kidney cancer. Some of them include; obesity, high blood pressure, workplace exposures, race, certain medications, etc.
There are different signs of kidney cancer. Some of them include;
. Presence of blood in the urine (hematuria).
. Low back pain on one side (not caused by injury).
. A mass (lump) on the side or lower back.
. Loss of appetite.
. Weight loss which is not caused by diet.
. Fever that is not caused by an infection and that doesn't go away.
There are certain things you consume that can cause kidney cancer. Some of them include;
1. Tobacco products
So many people think smoking only cause lung cancer but this is not true. Smoking. Smoking increases the risk of developing renal cell carcinoma (RCC). The heightened risk seems to be related to how much you smoke. The risk drops if you stop smoking, but it takes many years to get to the risk level of someone who never smoked. Stop smoking to stay healthy.
2. Red meat
Red meat can trigger kidney cancer especially when consumed excessively. The risk of kidney cancer is heightened by eating red meat and grilled and pan-fried foods, according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Researchers tracked approximately one-half million men and women in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study. Reduce the amount of res meat you take to stay healthy.
3. Pain killers
Pain killers are among the substances that can cause kidney cancer, especially when abused. People who regularly take painkillers such as ibuprofen and naproxen may be at higher risk of kidney cancer, according to new research. Research suggest that the longer someone uses such drugs, called non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, or NSAIDs, the higher their risk of kidney cancer. Reduce your intake of these drugs to stay healthy.
Everyone should adhere to the tips of this article.
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