Help Keep Your Kidney Disease from Getting Worse

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Good self-management will help you to live a long, fulfilling life and continue to do the things you love. ...
Good self-management will help you to live a long, fulfilling life and continue to do the things you love. It can also help to slow or even stop kidney disease from getting worse - and it may even stop or delay kidney failure. Good self-management starts with: Controlling other health problems you may have Treating complications of kidney disease Managing or preventing heart disease Control Other Health Problems You may have other disorders, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, which can damage your kidneys. One of the goals of your treatment is to make sure these are well-controlled. Ask your healthcare professional what you can do to keep these conditions under control - and do it! Some of the things your healthcare professional may ask you to do: Take medications called angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) as part of your therapy. Studies have shown that these medications help to protect your kidney function. You may also need other blood pressure medications to control your blood pressure. Lose weight if you are overweight Cut down on salt in your diet to control blood pressure If you have diabetes, monitor your blood sugar, follow your diet and take your medications as prescribed Do What You Can to Manage the Complications of Kidney Disease Kidney disease can cause other health problems throughout your body including: Heart and blood vessel problems Anemia (low red blood cell count) Mineral and bone problems High blood pressure Poor nutritional health
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