Top 10 Ways to Keep the Kidneys Healthy

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, said Padma Shri, Dr. B C Roy National Awardee & DST National Science Communication Awardee, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Sr National Vice President Indian Medical Association.

*One should begin 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.
*Don’t 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.
*Don’t smoke.
*Exercise regularly.
*Follow a healthy diet.
*Get tested for chronic kidney disease if you’re at risk.