Renal failure or kidney failure (formerly called renal insufficiency) describes a medical condition in which the kidneys fail to adequately filter toxins and waste products from the blood. The two forms are acute (acute kidney injury) and chronic (chronic kidney disease); a number of other diseases or health problems may cause either form of renal failure to occur. Click here for SymptomsHow to prevent kidney failure:
How can I prevent kidney failure?****Thoughts are with Cannon/Carey family. Wishing Nick a speedy recovery!!****
The best way to prevent kidney failure is to prevent CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease). If you have CKD, work with your doctor to slow it down. You may not be able to fix the damage that is already done, but you might be able to keep the damage from getting worse.
If you have diabetes and high blood pressure, it is very important for you to manage these. Work with your doctor to learn how.
Other ways to help protect your kidneys are to:
- Eat a diet low in fat and salt
- Exercise most days of the week
- Have regular check-ups with your doctor
- Avoid tobacco
- Limit alcohol