What are the steps you can take to prevent kidney disease?Drink plenty of fluids. This is especially important for preventing kidney stones. Drink 8 - 10 glasses of water per day Prevent or treat diabetes and high blood pressure. Get enough exercise. (Talk to your physician before starting an exercise program.) Don't smoke! Maintain a proper weight. Maintain good control of your blood sugar if you have diabetes. Eat a well-balanced diet. Talk to your physician about any special dietary measures you should take Treat wounds and infections. Follow your physician's instructions. Try to prevent infections by practicing good hygiene Limit exposure to heavy metals and toxic chemicals. Also, avoid any unnecessary drug use. Test for your micro albumin (protein) in the urine. Test for The American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the American Kidney Foundation recommend that everyone with diabetes be tested for microalbuminuria every year. With our Kidney Screen test you can collect a urine sample in the privacy of your home. The special collection device allows you to mail your urine sample in a dried state to a CLIA certified laboratory. Your sample will be processed within 48 hours and the results will be mailed back to you and your physician.
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