5 Easy Ways to Prevent Kidney Disease

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

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3. Avoid Self-Medication

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen and naproxen sodium might be able to keep pain away all day long, but they do it at a cost.

Recent analysis of NSAID use indicates that over self-medication through over the counter pain relievers is a critical risk factor for developing kidney disease[3].

The study noted that you don’t even have to overuse NSAIDs to be at risk for the dangerous interactions they cause.

The study concluded that “approximately 1-3% of persons exposed to an NSAID will manifest one of a variety of renal functional abnormalities typically requiring physician intervention.”

4. Be Careful of Over-the-Counter Remedies if You Have Kidney Problems

If you are going to use over-the-counter drugs you need to know what the potential side effects are. This includes herbal remedies.

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Sometimes, even when you consult with a doctor, over-the-counter treatments result in kidney problems if you already have kidney disease.

One recent study raised concerns about store bought medications and their interaction with kidney function[4].

If you know you have kidney problems, you should avoid taking anything until you consult with your doctor.

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