Kidney Failure Prevention
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How to Prevent Kidney Failure
In some cases, you cannot prevent kidney failure. But there are some steps you can take that will lower your risk:
- Maintain normal blood pressure.
- If you have diabetes, control your blood sugar.
- Avoid long-term exposure to toxic substances, such as Lead Poisoning and solvents.
- Do not abuse Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism or over-the-counter pain medication.
- Limit the amount of drugs toxic to the kidney.
- If you have chronic kidney failure, talk to your doctor before you become pregnant.
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