Make exercise a routine part of your life. Work
with your doctor to design an exercise program that is right for you. Exercise
may lower your risk for diabetes and high blood pressure.
Don't smoke or use other
tobacco products. Smoking can lead to
atherosclerosis, which reduces blood flow to the
kidneys and increases blood pressure. For more information on how to quit, see
dehydration by promptly treating illnesses, such as
diarrhea, vomiting, or fever, that cause it. Be especially careful when you
exercise or during hot weather. For more information, see the topic
Avoid products containing magnesium, such as
antacids like Mylanta or Milk of Magnesia or laxatives like Citroma. These products increase your risk of
having abnormally high levels of magnesium (hypermagnesemia), which may
cause vomiting, diarrhea, or both.