High blood pressure, diabetes or a family history of kidney failure put one in three Americans at an increased risk of developing kidney disease. But even if you don’t have any of those risk categories, it’s important to take care of these critically important organs.
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There are several things you can do to keep your kidneys as healthy as possible at every stage of life:
The most important thing you can do to keep your kidneys safe is to take care of your body to reduce your chances of developing diseases that put a strain on your kidneys.
“Eat healthily, exercise regularly and control your weight,” Dr. Simon reiterates. “These healthy practices are not new and definitely not specific to kidney health. Healthy kidneys like a healthy body.”