• Lifestyle Changes for People with Kidney (Renal) Artery Disease


    If you have kidney (renal) artery disease, it is likely that your doctor will recommend that you modify your lifestyle.

    • Quit smoking. If you smoke, you will be advised to quit if you haven’t already.
    • Eat a healthy diet.
    • Exercise regularly to achieve your ideal body weight.
    • Learn about your risk factors, and work with your healthcare team to manage them. Maintaining a heart-healthy lifestyle will help you manage risk factors such as high blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes.

    You’re off to a great start but don’t try to do it alone. Visit SecondsCount’s Healthy Living Center for tools and tips to help you along the way. Check with hospitals in your community for more support or join an online discussion group.