The Role of Diet and Lifestyle in Maintaining Healthy Kidney Function: Tips and Advice

The Role of Diet and Lifestyle in Maintaining Healthy Kidney Function: Tips and Advice

The kidneys are vital organs that play a vital role in supporting our overall health. They are responsible for filtering excess fluid and waste from the blood, creating hormones that are important for bone health, regulating blood pressure, and the production of red blood cells.

If the kidneys are not functioning as well as they should, fluids and waste products can build up in the body, leading to a variety of health problems such as high blood pressure or diabetes. Taking care of your kidneys should be a top health priority if you want to lead an active and healthy lifestyle.

The best way for your GP to detect kidney disease and monitor kidney function is with a simple kidney function blood test. As part of our services at Anna Pharmacy, we offer NHS and private blood tests for kidney function in Carshalton, Croydon, and Sutton.

A healthy diet and lifestyle can ensure the proper functioning of your kidneys. Here are some tips from experts that you can follow to boost kidney health.


Maintaining a health-conscious, active lifestyle is the best way to make sure your kidneys stay healthy.

Follow These Simple Tips to Keep Your Kidneys Healthy

1. Exercise regularly.

2. Manage blood sugar levels.

3. Limit the amount of OTC nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and antibiotic pills you take.

4. Eat a balanced diet and maintain a healthy weight. 

5. Drink plenty of water.

6. Don’t smoke.

7. Limit alcohol consumption.

8. Monitor blood pressure.

9. Get regular cholesterol screenings.

10. Have your kidney function tested if you’re at high risk.

The Importance of Kidney Function Tests

Getting tested regularly for kidney function is important for your health if you’re at a high risk of kidney damage or kidney disease.

This includes individuals:

·        Over 60.

·        With a family history of kidney or cardiovascular disease.

·        Who have high blood pressure.

·        Who are obese.

·        With diabetes.

Kidney screening usually includes blood pressure monitoring, urine tests to check for abnormalities and protein, as well as a blood test to check kidney function. These tests can help your GP detect early signs of kidney damage and ensure prompt treatment to manage kidney disease and damage.

Click here to book your kidney function blood test in Sutton, Croydon, Carshalton, or any other Anna Pharmacy branch in South London.