Lifestyle Changes Can Treat High Blood Pressure in Children with Kidney Disease

Lifestyle Changes that Make a Difference:

  • Maintain a healthy weight. Being overweight makes the child more likely to develop other serious health problems such as diabetes and heart disease and can make existing high blood pressure worse.
  • Cut back on table salt and salty snacks.
  • Avoid substances that can raise blood pressure such as tobacco, caffeine and certain medications.
  • Exercise regularly and appropriately for the child's age and medical condition. Increasing physical activity helps reduce blood pressure.

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