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A diagnosis of chronic kidney disease can be stressful, but not everyone will develop kidney failure. There are some ways to prevent or slow down the progression of kidney disease.

A lot of people with chronic kidney disease find that they can maintain a good quality of life by taking steps to improve their physical, emotional, and social well-being.  These steps can include:

  • Following a kidney-friendly diet
  • Taking medications as prescribed
  • Taking part in regular physical activity
  • Building a support network
  • Developing a personal care plan
The person with the most influence over your health and quality of life is you.  Learn as much as you can about your kidney disease and take an active role in making decisions about your treatment.  Your health care team will be there to support you every step of the way.