Top 10 Ways to Keep the Kidneys Healthy

We all want our kidneys to last for a lifetime. We should all show our love for kidneys by adopting 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.

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