Tips For Your Check-up

Here are some helpful things to discuss with your doctor at your annual physical.

WHAT TO SAY

  • Discuss your lifestyle
  • Tell your doctor about your diet, alcohol and tobacco consumption, physical activity, and medications or supplements you take.
  • Share your full health history
  • Speak up about any medical conditions you have and any family history of kidney failure.

WHAT TO ASK FOR

  • A simple urine test if you have any of these risk factors for kidney disease:
  • Copies of your most recent blood test results
  • Healthy lifestyle recommendations
  • Information about medications that can harm your kidneys

WHAT TO KNOW

Here are some of the medical tests your doctor may discuss if you're at risk for kidney disease.