Top 10 Ways to Keep the Kidneys Healthy

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We all want our kidneys to last for a lifetime. We all should show our love for our kidneys by adopting the following 10-step program for protecting kidney health.

One should begin with monitoring blood pressure and controlling weight and then move on to the rest of the kidney-healthy tips.

  1. Monitor blood pressure and cholesterol.
  2. Control weight.
  3. Don’t overuse over-the-counter painkillers.
  4. Monitor blood glucose.
  5. Get an annual physical exam.
  6. Know if chronic kidney disease (CKD), diabetes or heart disease run in your family. If so, you may be at risk.
  7. Don’t smoke.
  8. Exercise regularly.
  9. Follow a healthy diet.
  10. Get tested for chronic kidney disease if you’re at risk.