1. Control your blood pressure.
Take your blood pressure and blood pressure medication, and exercise every day. If your top blood pressure number is more than 140, your medications may need adjustment.
2. If you have diabetes, be sure to keep your blood sugar under control.
Watch carb and sugar intake, and make sure you take your medications to lower your blood sugar.
3. Keep hydrated.
The recommended water intake is different for everyone, but generally, you should be drinking at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day.
4. Follow a heart-healthy diet. Avoid processed foods.
5. Exercise regularly, but don’t overdo it.
6. Quit smoking and vaping.
7. Don’t overdo it with over-the-counter medications.
Specifically, try to limit your usage of NSAIDs. Common brand names of NSAIDs are Advil, Celebrex, and Naproxen.
8. Use caution with supplements and herbal remedies.
9. Quit excessive drinking.
While these are all general tips to follow, your nephrologist and primary care provider can help you curate a health plan specialized to you and your needs. Make sure you communicate all of your concerns, limitations, and health history for the best possible treatment plan.