Controlling your blood pressure consistently to stay at target is the number one proven action you can take to keep your kidneys from getting worse.
In addition, certain patients with proteinuria will benefit from the use of ACE inhibitors, ARBs, or spironolactone, a potassium-sparing diuretic. This is a decision that must be made by your doctor since not all medications are suited for everyone.
Make every doctor you see aware that you are a kidney patient. Your nephrologist should also be an advocate for this.
Avoid over-the-counter (OTCs) medications as per your doctor’s recommendations, specifically the regular use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or naproxen sodium (Aleve).
In addition, the combination of Tylenol (acetaminophen) with aspirin can cause the kidneys to form a toxic by-product if taken regularly.