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Prevention

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) can be prevented or slowed down, if already present, through the following techniques:

  • yearly kidney function tests - if you have any risk factors for CKD, kidney function tests could result in early detection and better outcomes
  • controlling your blood pressure
  • stop smoking
  • maintaining a healthy weight - implement a healthy diet and exercise three to four times a week
  • maintaining a low sodium diet (nutritional needs may vary depending on your stage)
  • avoiding frequent or long-term use of over-the-counter pain relievers (such as ibuprofen)
  • avoid illegal drugs
  • limit your alcohol consumption

Individualized nutrition counseling is available and may help prevent or slow down the risk of disease. To inquire, find a location near you today.