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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.

How is your kidney health?

Use our online curriculum to get individualized information for your stage of kidney disease.

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.



Last Reviewed: 06/04/2019
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