Little Known Facts About Your Kidneys

Your kidneys are pretty amazing little organs. Here are some little known facts that will help you understand and protect them: You have two kidneys. Inside each are about one million tiny blood filters called nephrons. These help to eliminate toxins and excess fluids from your blood. The human body contains approximately 1.2 to 1.5 gallons of bloo

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Hypertension and your Kidneys

Hypertension, more commonly known as high blood pressure, is often referred to in medical circles as the “silent killer” because it can lead to heart disease and stroke - the number one and number three most common causes of death. However, hypertension can also have a dramatically drastic impact on your kidneys, as well. High blood pressure can da

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Super Foods and Your Kidneys

Your kidneys do so much for you on a continual basis. They regulate your blood pressure, maintain blood chemistry and fluids, and filter impurities from your bloodstream. Why not do something nice for them by adding disease-fighting Super Foods to your daily menu. Super Foods contain antioxidants that help fight “free radicals” in the body that can

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The Lowdown on Nephrology

What is nephrology, and why is it important? Nephrology is a subspecialty of internal medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases. Doctors who practice this highly specialized function are known as nephrologists. Your primary care physician or OB-GYN will probably refer you to a nephrologist if there is blood or high tra

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