We all want our kidneys to last for a lifetime. We should all show our love for kidneys by adopting 10-step program for protecting kidney health. Start with monitoring blood pressure and controlling weight and then move on to the rest of the kidney-healthy tips.

  • Monitor blood pressure and cholesterol.
  • Control weight.
  • Dont overuse over-the-counter painkillers.
  • Monitor blood glucose.
  • Get an annual physical exam.
  • Know if chronic kidney disease (CKD), diabetes or heart disease runs in your family. If so, you may be at risk.
  • Dont smoke.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Follow a healthy diet.
  • Get tested for chronic kidney disease if youre at risk.