More than 20 million people have some form of kidney disease in the US. It is a common disease as an estimated 1 in 7 adults don’t know they have kidney disease. However, there are many things you can do to slow down kidney disease progression. With kidney disease, your kidneys have trouble filtering the blood and removing waste. These waste materials can build up and cause damage to other organs.
Robert goes over the things that can help slow down the loss of kidney function. Metabolic acidosis is an issue faced by many kidney disease sufferers but a large majority of them fail to address it. Losing excess weight can reduce the stress on your kidneys. Eating whole foods and low-sodium foods can help slow down kidney disease. Lowering animal protein or replacing it with vegetable protein sources like nuts, seeds, etc. can help improve kidney function. NSAIDs are a great source of nephrotoxins that should be avoided with kidney disease.
These are among some of the many things that are in your control to slow down kidney disease. Exercise can be a great addition to your daily routine. Staying informed on recent studies and therapies about kidney disease can highly beneficial.
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