3. Take only kidney-safe drugs.
Excessive consumption of over-the-counter pills, painkillers and analgesics such as Ibuprofen is not healthy. Some of these drugs can harm the kidneys if consumed on a regular basis. If you have arthritis or a similarly painful condition that requires you to take painkillers frequently, make sure your doctor prescribes your drugs, and not your chemist.
4. Lower your phosphorus intake.
If the kidneys aren’t working properly, phosphorus accumulates in the body, causing potentially serious conditions such as bone and heart disorders, and calcification (hardening) of tissues. Avoid consuming products with a high phosphorus content, like carbonated soft drinks and processed foods. You only need 800 – 1,200 mg of phosphorus per day; the extra amount is flushed from the body by healthy kidneys.