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What lifestyle changes can i make to help prevent kidney failure?

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Dr. Sreya Pallath
Nephrology and Dialysis 22 years experience
Exercise: Maintain a healthy lifestyle with low fat food, low salt diet. Avoid excessive weight gain. Stay well hydrated. If you have diabetes or high blood pressure, make sure it is well controlled. Exercise is important to improve all of these factors. And see as doctor regularly. They can do blood tests to check for kidney disease since this is often a silent disease.
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 40 years experience
Ideal weight needed: Also, no smoking and exercise almost daily but in moderation e.g. Daily half to one hour walk. Of importance is to control any chronic disease you may have with adequate med care.

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