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:

  • Having regular checkups
  • Following your prescribed treatment for diabetes or high blood pressure
  • Losing excess weight by following a healthy diet and regular exercise program
  • Stopping smoking, if you are a smoker
  • Limiting use of over-the-counter pain medications
  • Making changes in your diet, such as eating less salt and less protein
  • Limiting your intake of alcohol
Oct. 12, 2011

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