Kidney Health

Kidney Health: The Five Stages of Chronic Kidney Disease courtesy The National Kidney Foundation

AT around four to five inches in length, each kidney is about the size of an adult fist, yet the roles they play aren’t only essential but lifesaving. Commonly referred to as the ‘chemists’ of the body, the kidneys balance the body’s fluids, remove waste products, including chemicals and medications from the body, produce and release hormones that affect the function of other organs and regulate blood pressure.

According to the National Kidney Foundation, kidneys also produce an active form of Vitamin D that promotes strong, healthy bones and they also control the function of red blood cells.

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