Fitness experts say that long hours of inactivity have a lot of negative repercussions on health. Besides leading to muscular atrophy and decreased performance of cardio vascular system, increased chances of diabetes and hypertension, long spells of inactivity lead to development of kidney disease. There is a very strong connection between a sedentary lifestyle and renal failure. The modern lifestyle is especially conducive to the development of kidney disease (which shows a 3% annual growth rate).
High blood pressure and kidney disease
High Blood pressure is an immediate by product of a sedentary lifestyle. Blood pressure is actually defined as the amount of pressure that is generated in the arteries with every pulse beat. A lot of added pressure can damage the internal organs including the kidney. Inactivity leads to muscular atrophy which weakens the walls of the kidney. Hypertension is a disease which puts a lot of pressure on the minute blood vessels of the kidney. The enhanced pressure stops the filtering process from working.
Inactivity and lack of exercise leads to hypertension which in turn leads to renal failure. Fitness experts say that a person suffering from high blood pressure is 60% more likely to develop renal disease.
Diabetes and renal failure
Diabetes is the condition caused by deficient production of insulin in the body. Insulin hormone is produced by the pancreatic cells and it helps in regulating the glucose levels in the body. Poor control over insulin leads to wildly fluctuating glucose levels in the blood. According to fitness experts one of the primary reasons of development of diabetes is lack of physical activity.
Diabetes or high blood sugar builds up gradually in the blood. The glucose levels will damage the tiny filters in the kidney and the ability of your kidneys to throw out waste products and toxic fluids is hampered. Fitness research and medical experts say that about 50% of people with type 1 diabetes will develop kidney disease along the years. Again 30% of people with type 2 diabetes will develop renal failure along the years.
Exercise and treatment of kidney disease
Fitness research indicates that exercise is important for the treatment of kidney disease. Regular doses of exercise will help people with acute kidney disease in living a long and healthy life. Fitness research shows that regular doses of exercise will allow patients who suffer from CKD (chronic kidney disease) to enjoy a comparatively pain free existence.
Research was done on 15,368 adults and about 6% of them had acute kidney disease. Fitness experts, doctors and a panel of medical professionals coached the respondents on various diet and exercise techniques. At the end of a trial period of 7-9 years it was found that the participants who suffered from acute kidney disease lived a longer and relatively painless life.
Fitness experts say that lack of exercise makes the onset of kidney disease easier especially when combined with unhealthy diet. Fitness research also indicates that exercise helps people who are already suffering from kidney disease recover.