Kidney Failure Prevention

Is it possible to prevent Kidney Failure? Read what the medical community suggests for prevention methods in the condition center at ThirdAge.com.

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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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What It Is
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Kidney Failure Causes
Causes
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Kidney Failure Risk Factors
Risk Factors
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Kidney Failure Diagnosis
Diagnosis
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Kidney Failure Symptoms
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Kidney Failure Complications
Complications
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Screening for Kidney Failure
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Kidney Failure Medications
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Kidney Failure Prevention
Prevention
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Treatment
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