Whichever treatment you decide upon, you can continue to take control of your CKD by working on the two major causes of CKD—diabetes and high blood pressure. Keeping your cholesterol under control and taking good care of other health conditions you may have, such as heart disease, remain important. Ask your health care team for advice on preventing or reducing stress. You’ll find more information on taking care of these conditions in the Learning section of this program.

A kidney-friendly diet, and avoiding kidney enemies, will help you to reduce the strain on your kidneys. Later in this section you’ll learn more about your special dialysis diet, and find even more details in the chapter called Make a Plan – Diet and Exercise. 

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