According the National Kidney Foundation, about 26 million American adults have chronic kidney disease but many more are at risk for developing kidney disease. Diabetes and high blood pressure are the most common causes. To keep your kidneys healthy: exercise regularly, control your weight, avoid prolonged use of over-the-counter painkillers, monitor your blood pressure and cholesterol, eat a healthful diet and don’t smoke or abuse alcohol. Talk to your doctor about getting tested if you have high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease or a family history of kidney disease.
Source: National Kidney Foundation