Why Your Kidneys Matter and How Diet Can Help

Why Your Kidneys Matter and How Diet Can Help

by | May 2, 2024 | Nutrition, Patient Education

Our kidneys are silent super heroes, working tirelessly behind the scenes to keep us healthy. But because they often don’t show signs of trouble until later stages, prioritizing kidney health is key. Here’s what Balboa Nephrology’s Registered Dietician and Health Educator, Min Krishnamurthy, MS RD wants you to know:

  • Early detection is everything: Since kidney disease can progress quietly, regular checkups are crucial. These allow for early intervention, often through simple dietary adjustments, to prevent further damage.
  • Tame the silent threats: Uncontrolled high blood pressure and blood sugar are major culprits in kidney decline. Taking medication as prescribed and attending doctor’s appointments are vital. Consider talking to your doctor about a referral to a registered dietitian for personalized dietary guidance.
  • Small changes, big impact: What you eat significantly affects your kidney health. By making small tweaks to your diet, you can make a world of difference.

Remember, taking charge of your kidney health starts with awareness and prevention. Talk to your doctor and get informed!

BONUS: Dr. Bijal Patel, President, Balboa Nephrology explains the important role diet plays in kidney health in this YouTube video.

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