Reducing Risk

While significant kidney damage is irreversible, early detection and attentive care can prevent further progression of kidney failure.

  • Visit your physician regularly
  • Get tested if you are showing symptoms of kidney disease
  • Follow medications and specific diet restrictions prescribed by your physician
  • Control your blood pressure
  • Monitor and control your blood sugar if you are diabetic
  • Monitor your cholesterol
  • Stop smoking
  • Limit alcohol consumption
  • Eat healthy and exercise regularly
  • Control your weight