Health Tip: Protect Your Kidneys
(HealthDay News) -- Keeping your kidneys healthy is extremely important, particularly if you have a chronic disease such as diabetes.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests how to protect the kidneys:
Maintain healthy blood pressure and cholesterol.
Eat more fruits and vegetables, and cut back on foods high in salt.
Get plenty of regular physical activity.
If you take any medications, do so as the label and your doctor prescribe.
Keep diabetes in check by maintaining target blood glucose and getting regular A1c checks at least twice annually.
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