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What Precautions to Take to Prevent Further Kidney Damage

2015-03-16 03:45

What Precautions to Take to Prevent Further Kidney DamageAs its name implies, Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) progresses slowly. In the long run, if you can take proper measures to prevent further damage to the kidneys, it is possible for you to avoid kidney failure and lead a normal life. What precautions to take to prevent further kidney damage? Now let’s have a quick look.

Take precautions to what you drink and eat

When our kidneys are healthy, they can filter those metabolism waste from the body. But because of kidney disease, kidney gradually loses its blood detoxification function. In such case, if you do not pay attention to what you drink and eat, there will be a lot of waste products building up in the blood, leading to further damage to your body. Generally speaking, you should follow a renal-friendly diet, namely low protein, low salt, low fat and high vitamin diet.

Take precautions to high blood pressure

High blood pressure is a common complication of kidney disease and it is also an important cause of kidney failure. If you want to prevent further kidney damage, you should normalize blood pressure. Medications like ACEI and ARBs and low salt diet can help you a lot in hypertension management.

Take precaution to healthy lifestyle

Some unhealthy lifestyle, such as smoking and alcohol drinking can cause damage to blood vessels and aggravate kidney damage. Therefore, you had better give up them and follow a healthy lifestyle, such as doing some gentle exercise regularly.

Take precaution to overwork

When kidney disease is stabilized, many patients return to a normal work. In such case, you should strike a balance between work and rest, because overwork is a common cause of relapse of kidney disease and it decreases immunity so as to expose you to various aliments like infections.

The above aspects are only parts of precautions you should take to prevent further kidney damage. If you would like to know more, please feel free to contact online doctor or leave a message below.

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