Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects 10-15 % of individuals in industrialized nations and is associated with adverse morbidity and mortality. CKD has many etiologies, although the most common are diabetes and hypertension. In absence of a specific therapy for most causes of CKD, lifestyle modifications are at the forefront in prevention and treatment of this chronic disease that interacts with other chronic diseases characteristic of unhealthy diets, sedentary lifestyle, and aging. This chapter reviews the available evidence for lifestyle interventions targeting the full spectrum of CKD, including healthy diet, physical activity, adequate sleep, and tobacco cessation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLifestyle Medicine
Subtitle of host publicationA Manual for Clinical Practice
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783319246871
ISBN (Print)9783319246857
StatePublished - 18 Mar 2016


  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Dialysis
  • Exercise
  • Lifestyle
  • Nutrition
  • Proteinuria
  • Sleep


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