Lifestyle and home remedies

By Mayo Clinic Staff

If you have kidney disease, your doctor may recommend certain lifestyle changes:

  • Restrict your salt intake to prevent or minimize fluid retention, swelling and hypertension
  • Cut back on protein and potassium consumption to slow the buildup of wastes in your blood
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Control your blood sugar level if you have diabetes
  • Quit smoking
March 28, 2014