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Chronic Kidney Disease

Do you know your kidneys filter all the blood in your body every 30 minutes? Despite being as small as a computer mouse, your kidneys have to work very hard to remove wastes, toxins, and excess fluid. They are critical for maintaining good health, but statistics show that more than one in seven American adults, or about 37 million people are estimated to have chronic kidney disease {CKD}. This is a condition characterized by damage to the kidneys, featuring an inability to filter blood as they should. As a consequence, the excess fluid and waste from the blood remain in the body and could cause other health problems like heart disease and stroke.

Other possible effects of CKD include anemia or low red blood cell count, increased occurrence of infections, low calcium, high potassium, and high phosphorus levels in the blood, loss of appetite, depression, and lower quality of life. When the kidneys stop working, dialysis or a kidney transplant is needed to survive. The kidneys and the urinary system require material to support the manufacturing process necessary for the complex organs of the system to function properly. Certain nutrients play an important role in keeping tissues properly nourished, such as water, sodium, calcium, magnesium, vitamin D, B-complex, vitamin B-6, l-glycine, and l-glutamine. These nutrients are essential for the proper functioning of the kidneys, and the urinary system.                          

6 Essential Ways Your Kidneys Are Keeping You Alive Right Now                                   

Your kidneys filter all the blood in your body every hour and help regulate your blood pressure. They are responsible for assimilating vitamins and nutrients, and they also manage the production of red blood cells. Your kidneys help to regulate all bodily fluids and are the only organ that produces active vitamin D for your body’s needs. The top culprits responsible for overload and running down our kidneys are sodium and sugar.


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