Top 10 Ways to Keep Kidneys Healthy

Show some love for your hard-working kidneys by adopting the National Kidney Foundation's10-step program for protecting kidney health.

  • Monitor blood pressure and cholesterol.
  • Don't overuse NSAIDS or other OTC painkillers.
  • Monitor blood glucose.
  • Get an annual physical exam.
  • Control weight.
  • Know if CKD, diabetes or heart disease runs in your family.
  • Don't smoke.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Talk to your doctor about being tested for CKD if you'e at risk.
  • Follow a healthful diet.