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Top 10 ways to keep the kidneys healthy

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  1. Monitor blood pressure and cholesterol.
  2. Control weight.
  3. Don’t overuse over–the–counter painkillers.
  4. Monitor blood glucose.
  5. Get an annual physical exam.
  6. Know if chronic kidney disease (CKD), diabetes or heart disease runs in your family. If so, you may be at risk.
  7. Don’t smoke.
  8. Exercise regularly.
  9. Follow a healthy diet.
  10. Get tested for chronic kidney disease if youre at risk.

Tips to prevent a peptic ulcer

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  1. Limit alcohol to no more than two drinks daily.
  2. Stop smoking or chewing tobacco.
  3. If you need to take painkillers, avoid anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as naproxen, ibuprofen or aspirin.
  4. Consider, with your doctor’s approval, paracetamol instead.

Top 10 Ways to Keep the Kidneys Healthy

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

Use painkillers with caution in the elderly

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Painkillers can cause stroke via irregular heart rhythm. Non selective non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs NSAIDs and new generation selective COX 2 inhibitors commonly used to treat inflammation are now linked to an increased risk of irregular heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation AF as per a Danish Research of 32602 patients led by Professor Henrik Toft Sorensen at Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark. These drugs are already linked to increased risk of heart attacks and strokes. And now through AF the risk gets intensified for stroke and new risk added of heart failure and death. In the study compared with non users new users first drug within 60 days of diagnosis showed 40 increased risk of AF with non selective NSAIDS and 70 increased risk with COX 2 inhibitors. This means four extra cases of AF per year per 1000 new users of non selective NSAIDS and seven extra cases of AF per 1000 new users of COX 2 inhibitors. The risk was highest in the elderly patients with chronic kidney disease or rheumatoid arthritis especially on COX 2 inhibitors. NSAIDs should be used very cautiously in older patients with a history of hypertension or heart failure.

Keep your kidneys healthy

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We all want our kidneys to last for a lifetime. We all should show our love for kidneys by adopting a 10-step program for protecting kidney health. Begin with monitoring blood pressure and controlling weight and then move on to the rest of the kidney-healthy tips. 1. Monitor blood pressure and cholesterol. 2. Control weight. 3. Don’t overuse over-the-counter (OTC) painkillers. 4. Monitor blood glucose. 5. Get an annual physical exam. 6. Know if chronic kidney disease (CKD), diabetes or heart disease runs in your family. If so, you may be at risk. 7. Don’t smoke. 8. Exercise regularly. 9. Follow a healthy diet. 10. Get tested for chronic kidney disease if you are at risk.

Top 10 Ways to Keep the Kidneys Healthy

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1. Monitor blood pressure and cholesterol.

2. Control weight.

3. Don’t overuse over–the–counter painkillers.

4. Monitor blood glucose.

5. Get an annual physical exam. 6. Know if chronic kidney disease (CKD), diabetes or heart disease runs in your family. If so, you may be at risk.

7. Don’t smoke.

8. Exercise regularly.

9. Follow a healthy diet.

10. Get tested for chronic kidney disease if you’re at risk.

Pain management

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  • Pain is a common occurrence in day to day life and should be managed well.
  • Remember the word ‘ICE’, where ‘I’ means putting ice pack on the injured painful area, ‘C’ stands for compression and ‘E’ stands for elevation.
  • The mantra, therefore, is to use cold compression and elevation for any injury.
  • Alternate hot and cold packs are used for chronic pain.
  • Painkillers should not be taken without a doctor’s advice.
  • If a painkiller has to be taken, it should be one tablet of paracetamol.
  • People who take alcohol should not consume paracetamol without asking their doctor.
  • In patients with kidney disease, even one tablet of painkiller can precipitate kidney failure.
  • In patients with acid peptic disease, one tablet of painkiller can precipitate gastric bleeding.
  • Instead of taking a painkiller, look for alternative methods to relieve pain.
  • Pain relieving ointments are better than oral painkillers.
  • Intravenous and intramuscular injectable painkillers are available in hospital setting.
  • Always tell your doctor that you are taking painkillers.
  • Always contact your doctor if the pain makes you uneasy, is unexplainable or appears for the first time in life.

Top 10 Ways to Keep the Kidneys Healthy

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We all want our kidneys to last for a lifetime. We all should show our love for kidneys by adopting 10-step program for protecting kidney health.

One should begin with monitoring blood pressure and controlling weight and then move on to the rest of the kidney-healthy tips.

  1. Monitor blood pressure and cholesterol.
  2. Control weight.
  3. Don’t overuse over-the-counter painkillers.
  4. Monitor blood glucose.
  5. Get an annual physical exam.
  6. Know if chronic kidney disease (CKD), diabetes or heart disease runs in your family. If so, you may be at risk.
  7. Don’t smoke.
  8. Exercise regularly.
  9. Follow a healthy diet.

Get tested for chronic kidney disease if you’re at risk