Lifestyle and home remedies

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Talk to your doctor about how to reduce your chances of developing kidney disease. Your doctor may suggest that you:

  • Have regular checkups
  • Follow your prescribed treatment for diabetes or high blood pressure
  • Lose excess weight by following a healthy diet and regular exercise program
  • Stop smoking, if you are a smoker
  • Limit use of over-the-counter pain medications
  • Make changes in your diet, such as eating less salt and less protein
  • Limit your intake of alcohol
Oct. 21, 2014