• High blood sugar (common in diabetes) can strain your kidneys.
  • Proper blood sugar management reduces the risk of kidney damage.
  • Early detection allows for timely intervention.

Monitor Blood Pressure

  • High blood pressure is a major cause of kidney damage.
  • Aim for a healthy blood pressure reading (around 120/80).
  • Lifestyle changes and medication can help control blood pressure.

Maintain a Balanced Diet and Weight

  • Watch your weight and eat a nutritious diet.
  • Limit salt intake (less than 2,300 mg/day) to protect your kidneys.
  • Focus on whole grains, fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and healthy fats.

Stay Hydrated

  • Proper hydration supports kidney function.
  • Aim for adequate water intake throughout the day.

Quit Smoking

  • Smoking harms blood vessels and affects kidney health.
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Be Mindful of Over the Counter (OTC) Pills

  • Some medications can harm the kidneys.
  • Consult a healthcare professional before taking OTC drugs regularly.

Regular Kidney Function Tests

  • If you’re at high risk (e.g., diabetes, high blood pressure), get your kidney function tested.
  • Early detection allows for timely intervention and prevention.