The primary way to prevent Chronic Kidney Disease is by managing health conditions that causes Kidney damage which are Diabetes and High blood Pressure. Chronic Kidney is irreversible and the disease get worse overtime.
PREVENTION OF CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE
Early kidney disease usually does not have any symptoms. Laboratory test is the only way to know how well your kidneys are working. The recommended Laboratory tests to screen for CKD are
- Kidney Function test + eGFR
- Urine Routine Examination
- Diabetes Test
- Complete Blood Count
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Management of Risks factors CKD
People with diabetes and high blood pressure are at the risk of suffering of CKD. Therefore, controlling your blood sugar levels and blood pressure lowers the risk of developing kidney disease. Blood sugar level should be kept between 3.6-7.0 mmol/L, because diabetes which is high blood sugar levels, causes kidney failure which eventually leads to CKD. To the check for your sugar levels,
High blood pressure (Hypertension) constricts and narrow the blood vessels in the kidneys, this eventually damages and weakens the blood vessels reducing blood flow to the kidneys, this eventually leads to Kidney failure. Therefore, Blood Pressure should be kept below 140/90 mmHg.
Healthy Food Choices and Lifestyle changes
- Talk to a dietitian to make a kidney-friendly eating plan. (Download Healthneutron App on Playstore or IOS to talk to a dietitian).
- Increase physical activity such as routine exercising (jogging, gym routines, etc).
- Aim to maintain a healthy weight if you are overweight or obese.
- Stop smoking
- Reduce alcohol in-take
KEEP YOUR KEIDNEYS HEALTHY BY CONTROLLING YOUR BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS AND BLOOD PRESSURE.
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