Kidney disease stages 1 and 2

The two leading causes of kidney disease are diabetes and high blood pressure. If you have either of those conditions, the best way to keep your kidney disease from getting worse is to keep your diabetes or high blood pressure under control. If your doctor has prescribed you medicine for diabetes or high blood pressure, it is important to take them as instructed.

In many cases, early stage kidney disease can be slowed down or kept from getting worse. The foods you eat play an important role in this.

Eating foods, including non-starchy vegetables with whole grains and lean proteins, while avoiding added salt and sugars found in processed foods, is the best way to help slow down or even stop the progression of kidney disease.

Eat right for your stage of kidney disease.

*Average male: 5'10" and a healthy weight range between 129-174 pounds. A weight of 155 pounds (BMI 22.2) was used for all protein recommendations.

*Average female: 5'4" and a healthy weight range between 108-145 pounds. A weight of 130 pounds (BMI 22.3) was used for all protein recommendations.