Tips for Supporting Your Renal Health


Supporting Healthy Kidney Function

The kidneys carry a big responsibility when it comes to supporting your health, making it essential that you take extra steps to give them a healthful boost! In light of National Kidney Month, the health experts at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital are here to share some simple ways that you can take care of your renal health.

Telltale Signs of Kidney Issues

When it comes to supporting your kidney health and wellness, it is important to know when something might be amiss. Some common signs and symptoms to look out for include:

  • Feeling lethargic.
  • Having trouble concentrating.
  • Having dry and itchy skin.
  • You’re urinating more frequently.
  • You notice blood in your urine.
  • Your urine is foamy.
  • You notice persistent puffiness around your eyes.
  • Your ankles and feet are swelling.
  • You have a decreased appetite.
  • You notice muscle cramping.

Simple ways to Support Kidney Health

The following tips and lifestyle changes can help you to support healthy kidney function:

  • Manage your blood pressure
  • Pay attention to your sodium intake
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Quit smoking and using tobacco products
  • Pay attention to your cholesterol levels
  • Eat a balanced diet
  • If you drink alcohol, drink in moderation
  • Get a routine physical

Kidney Disease Treatment in Ridgecrest, California

At Ridgecrest Regional Hospital, we have partnered with the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC), to bring patients comprehensive kidney treatment close to home. We are proud to offer both inpatient and outpatient renal services as well as acute inpatient dialysis treatments to patients who need kidney treatment.

To learn more about the Nephrology Clinic at RRH or schedule an appointment, visit our website or give us a call at (760) 446-3551 (Mon-Fri 8 AM-4:00 PM).