Today is World Kidney Day! This day is meant to raise awareness about the importance of taking care of kidneys worldwide, and at Savannah Healthcare Services, we offered free nutrition counselling for everyone. I have spent a lot of time talking to kidney patients (with respect to kidney diseases) and that is why I will share 9 great tips for kidney disease prevention!
If you have one or more of the risk factors for kidney disease, it’s particularly important to look after your kidney health and get your kidney function checked regularly. Risk factors include if kidney disease is in your family, if you have diabetes, a heart condition or high blood pressure, or if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.
For example, if you have diabetes, it’s very important to keep your blood sugar level under control. You should also have your doctor regularly check your blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and your blood glucose level, and make sure any urinary tract infections are treated straight away.