Monday Health Minute | Published March 17, 2014

Tips to help keep your kidneys healthy

Tips to help you keep your kidneys healthy

  • In recognition of National Kidney Month, here are some healthy habits to follow to keep your kidneys healthy.
  • Maintain a healthy blood pressure to help prevent kidney damage.
  • Avoid excessive protein intake, as aging kidneys are not able to process the excess waste produced by high protein consumption.
  • Daily use of painkillers can damage the kidneys. If possible, avoid taking painkillers such as acetaminophen. If you’re dealing with chronic pain, work with your physician to find a way to control your pain without putting your kidneys at risk.
  • Consume at least 64 ounces of water per day. Kidneys need adequate water to perform their crucial functions. 

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