Drinking alcohol in large amounts can make your blood pressure go up, which can lead to kidney disease. By drinking less, you can help keep your blood pressure under control. Here are healthy guidelines:
- For men, no more than two drinks per day
- For women, no more than one drink per day
Do not smoke or use tobacco. Using tobacco (smoking or chewing) can make high blood pressure and kidney problems worse. It also causes many other serious health problems such as cancer, heart disease and stroke. If you use tobacco, quitting can help lower your chance of getting kidney disease or help prevent your kidney disease from getting worse. Ask your doctor for help quitting.