CKD Risk Factors and Prevention
Diabetes and high blood pressure are the more common causes of CKD in adults. Other risk factors include heart disease, obesity, a family history of CKD, inherited kidney disorders, past damage to the kidneys, and older age.
Managing blood sugar and blood pressure can help keep kidneys healthy.
Ways to Prevent CKD
- Manage risk factors for CKD:
- High blood pressure.
- High blood sugar levels.
Keeping a healthy body weight through a balanced diet and physical activity may help manage blood pressure and blood sugar levels in people with diabetes or in people at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.