Prevent Kidney Disease

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Prevent Kidney Disease

Are you at risk?

  • Do you have high blood pressure?
  • Do you suffer from diabetes?
  • Do you have a family history of kidney disease?
  • Are you overweight?
  • Do you smoke?
  • Are you over 50 years?

If you have answered 'yes' to one or more of these questions, you should discuss with your doctor as you may need testing for kidney disease. Early chronic kidney disease (CKD) may not show any signs or symptoms. You can delay or prevent kidney failure by treating kidney disease early.

Did you know?

A person can lose up to 90% of their kidney function before experiencing any symptoms.

How to prevent kidney disease

  • Exercise
  • Keep blood sugar at optimum levels.
  • Monitor blood pressure regularly.
  • A healthy diet and less salt
  • Weight under check
  • Adequate fluid intake. No aerated drinks.
  • Do not smoke or use tobacco in any form.
  • Do not take over-the-counter pills on a regular basis.
  • Get an annual kidney function test if you have one or more of the 'high-risk' factors.