When someone has chronic kidney disease (CKD), there are things we need to monitor to make sure our kidneys stay healthy. One of these things is our blood pressure. Hypertension (high blood pressure) can increase the risk of complications with chronic kidney disease. We will look at why chronic kidney disease and hypertension are related, and how we can manage these conditions to improve our health.
You may have been told to reduce or stop exercise with your current or recent condition. Under most circumstances, reducing exercise is acceptable, but if you have been told to stop exercise altogether, there are likely still some movements you can do, with restrictions. Movement is good for the body, and the mind. Here are some reasons why your doctor may recommend that you slow or stop exercise, and what you can do about it.
When we have a condition that is new or causing us pain, we may hear about, or find some supplements that make claims that they’ll help. From the perspective of kidney disease, there are no herbal supplements that are safe. You may, instead, be recommended to take certain vitamins or a couple of minerals, but that’s it. Read on to know what kidney supplements are safe and what are not for kidney disease.
Kidney disease is quite common in the United States. In fact, kidney disease affects approximately 15% of adults in the country. However, kidney disease doesn’t usually show symptoms, so 90% of people don’t even know they have it. Although people may not talk so much about remedies for the kidneys, when researching, you may come across some false statements, and unproven remedies.
Whether you’ve been newly diagnosed with kidney disease, or you’ve had it for a while, chances are you are reading this because you want to keep them healthy. There are a few major factors that influence our kidneys, most of these are lifestyle-related, like diet and exercise, but many other factors influencing kidney function are related to either supplements or even other diseases. Below we will review a variety of lifestyle factors that influence the health of your kidneys.
Have you or someone you love been diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)? Are you concerned about CKD management? Do you feel overwhelmed with all the diet restrictions? Read this article to get some basic idea about CKD management and nutrition tips.