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How can I lower my chances of kidney disease?

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You’ll actually want to focus on two other conditions: diabetes and high blood pressure. They’re two of the biggest threats to your kidneys.

Many people have diabetes and/or high blood pressure and don’t know it. So if it’s been a while since your last checkup, you may want to schedule one.

Things you do to take care of your heart and weight -- like a healthy diet, not smoking, limiting alcohol, staying active, and taking any medicines your doctor prescribes -- also are good for your kidneys.

From: Can You Prevent Kidney Disease? WebMD Medical Reference

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National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease. 

National Library of Medicine. 

National Kidney Disease Education Program.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on March 31, 2019

SOURCES: 

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease. 

National Library of Medicine. 

National Kidney Disease Education Program.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on March 31, 2019

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