How do you preserve kidney function?

How do you preserve kidney function?

What can I do to keep my kidneys healthy?

  1. Make healthy food choices.
  2. Make physical activity part of your routine.
  3. Aim for a healthy weight.
  4. Get enough sleep.
  5. Stop smoking.
  6. Limit alcohol intake link.
  7. Explore stress-reducing activities.
  8. Manage diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.

What precautions that we can take to protect our kidney?

Here are some tips to help keep your kidneys healthy.

  • Keep active and fit.
  • Control your blood sugar.
  • Monitor blood pressure.
  • Monitor weight and eat a healthy diet.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Don’t smoke.
  • Be aware of the amount of OTC pills you take.
  • Have your kidney function tested if you’re at high risk.

What are 6 ways to keep your kidneys healthy?

6 Ways to Keep Your Kidneys Healthy

  • Know the signs and symptoms.
  • Maintain a healthy diet and weight.
  • Monitor your diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
  • Don’t overuse over-the-counter drugs.
  • Limit your alcohol intake.
  • Quit smoking.

What is one of the most important ways to keep your kidneys healthy?

Drink Enough Water Water helps get important nutrients to your kidneys and move waste to your bladder in the form of urine. If you don’t drink enough, the tiny filters inside your kidneys can get stopped up and lead to kidney stones and infections.

How do you protect your kidneys from dialysis?

Maintain a healthy diet

  1. Keep your salt intake to a minimum.
  2. Avoid high protein diets.
  3. Choose foods low in saturated fat and cholesterol.
  4. Stop smoking.
  5. Maintain a healthy weight.
  6. Get moving.
  7. Know your GFR (Glomerular Filtration Rate).
  8. Have your kidneys checked on a regular basis.

What is the best treatment for kidney failure?

There are two treatment options for kidney failure: dialysis (hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis) and kidney transplantation. Talk with your family so you can decide which treatment will best fit your lifestyle needs. Also you always have the choice to change to a different type of treatment in the future.

Can kidneys start working again?

The kidneys usually start working again within several weeks to months after the underlying cause has been treated. Dialysis is needed until then. If the kidneys fail completely, the only treatment options available are dialysis for the rest of your life or transplant.

How do I organize my peritoneal dialysis supplies?

A grounded outlet if you are doing automated peritoneal dialysis (APD) using a cycler. Supplies will take up space. Your home therapies nurse will talk with you about how to organize your supply storage area for your medication, your dialysate solution and tubing sets, as well as your cycler, if you’re choosing to do APD.

What is the best way to store small supplies?

Stash small supplies in movable storage. Plastic stacking drawers on wheels can hold small supplies—and be moved out of the way when not in use. Order fewer supplies at a time. Having 1 month of supplies on hand is ideal. If you’re having space issues though, it may be possible to order a smaller amount.

How do you set up your space for dialysis?

Setting up your space 1 A clean and well-lit room or other area you can close off. 2 Space for storing your supplies. 3 A grounded outlet if you are doing automated peritoneal dialysis (APD) using a cycler.

How do you store chemicals safely?

 Stored chemicals should not be exposed to heat or direct sunlight.  Storage shelves and cabinets should be secure to prevent tipping. Shelving should contain a front-edge lip or doors to prevent containers from falling.  Flammable and corrosive storage cabinets should be used when possible.