5. Lead a Healthy Lifestyle
The same risk factors that cause heart disease also result in kidney disease.
There is a direct link because unhealthy lifestyle factors and the development of kidney problems. Unhealthy choices include smoking, lack of exercise, and obesity.
Researchers studying lifestyle choices defined a healthy diet as eating fruits and vegetables daily while reducing sodium, sugar, and red processed meat intake.
Their study determined that individuals who did follow a healthy diet were much less likely to develop kidney problems.
Lifestyle factors are likely the most important indicators of kidney disease development. Almost all known metabolic disorders—things like diabetes—are linked directly to kidney failure.
It’s hard to tell if diseases themselves like heart disease or diabetes lead to kidney failure or if it happens the other way around. It doesn’t really matter. What we do know are the choices people make that lead to all of these diseases.
Consuming a diet high in sodium, sugar, alcohol and not getting enough natural, healthy nutrients will result in a number of health problems in later life, including kidney disease.
The most important lesson is to be careful of what you put in your body.