Renal Tubular Acidosis Home Care
Home care for renal tubular acidosis includes:
- Drink plenty of fluids.
- Take prescribed medications as directed:
- Don't skip doses of your medication. This makes them less effective.
- Be aware of the common side effects that may be caused by your medication.
- Check with your doctor before you take new medication.
- Patients should be advised to avoid nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, aspirin, and other medications that are metabolized by the kidney.
- Acetaminophen can be used for pain because it is not metabolized by the kidneys.
- Avoid herbal supplements.
- Eat a kidney disease diet.
- As directed by your doctor.
- If you have high blood pressure:
- Learn how to take your blood pressure.
- Check your blood pressure every day:
- Keep a blood pressure diary.
- Measure your weight every day:
- Keep a log of your results.
Renal Tubular Acidosis Warning Signs
Notify your doctor if you have renal tubular acidosis and any of the following:
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