How to Prevent Kidney Failure Naturally

By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 20, 2017
How to Prevent Kidney Failure Naturally

Our kidneys, situated in the lower back, have the very important function of filtering our blood of excess substances, while ensuring that we retain the right amount of water for our organism to function. Certain conditions can damage the filters in our kidneys, causing a progressive decrease in the kidney's ability to filter blood. This may cause an accumulation of toxins in our bloodstream and can eventually lead to renal failure, a severe condition that must be treated immediately.

It is essential to follow certain recommendations to care for your kidneys and prevent kidney damage and thus kidney failure. This condition can be prevented following some steps and recommendations. In this OneHowTo article we're going to explain how to prevent kidney failure naturally.

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Steps to follow:

First, note that diabetics are more likely to suffer from kidney failure. High blood sugar levels can severely damage the kidneys, causing them to malfunction. If you are diabetic, it is vital that you take extreme preventive measures to stop damage to your kidneys. You must control your blood glucose levels and keep them within the normal range while keeping your blood pressure within the correct range as well.


Likewise, individuals with hypertension and a tendency toward high blood pressure are at higher risk of developing kidney failure. High pressure in the blood vessels of the kidneys causes long term damage to the vessel walls. For this reason, if you have high blood pressure and want to prevent kidney failure, you should work on lowering it and absolutely avoid increasing it. You should also regularly see a doctor and check your blood pressure to ensure that it is within normal ranges.

How to Prevent Kidney Failure Naturally - Step 2

People who have had kidney stones before should also be kept under medical supervision to avoid kidney colics and possible renal failure.


When preventing kidney failure, it is also essential to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This includes a balanced diet and exercise and avoiding smoking or a regular and excessive intake of alcohol. It is also important to reduce your intake of salt as much as possible, as salt can damage your kidneys.


Certain medications like Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDS), when used regularly and for long periods of time can lead to kidney disease. For this reason, in order to prevent kidney failure you should consult your doctor before taking any medicine on a regular basis.


Other pathologies like kidney infections or genetic kidney diseases can cause the kidneys to deteriorate. If you have a kidney disease, you should be very vigilant to the health of your kidneys.


Also, it is recommended that you drink lots of fluids ,especially water, to prevent any type of kidney disease and kidney damage.

The kidneys are essential for survival, removing toxins and regulating salt concentrations. To do this, it requires a sufficient amount of water. It is important to to drink before you are thirsty to ensure proper hydration.

This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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Lydia Williams
More information on how to prevent kidney failure? Thanks
Jeff B.
Drink plenty of water EVERY DAY. Tap water may not be your best option, so bring several one gallon jugs to you local large supermarket. They should have pure water vending dispensers usually in the front of the store. The cost per gallon is around 30 - 40 cents, but well worth the price as compared to the bottled water on the shelves that are ridiculously priced. Also, if you bring your own one gallon jugs. I recommend you use heavy duty plastic jugs such as what Arizona Iced Tea comes in. I have found that the typical water jugs (water, milk, juices) are only good for a few fills of water before they start leaking.
I hope this helps but remember - - DRINK PLENTY OF WATER!!!
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