Chronic kidney disease may sometimes be prevented by controlling the other diseases or
factors that can contribute to kidney disease. People who have
kidney failure also need to focus on these things to
prevent the complications of kidney failure.
Keep your blood pressure below 130/80. Learn to
check your blood pressure at home.
Stay at a healthy weight. This can help you
prevent other diseases, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart
disease. For more information, see the topic
Control your cholesterol levels. For more information, see the topic
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