Kidney its functioning and diet and nutrition for kidney

Kidney its functioning and diet and nutrition for kidney
Almost everyone knows that the major functions that the kidneys perform is removal of wastes and excess fluids from the body. But how many of us know that – how important is the extraction of wastes from the body to maintain a stable chemical balance and how complex is the process? Moreover, from the vital function of waste removal our kidneys have numerous other important tasks to perform to keep us health and active, such as:

  • Maintains a stable body fluid balance.
  • Produces hormones to regulate blood pressure.
  • Produces an active form of vitamin D, which is vital for strong and healthy bones.
  • Controls the production of RBCs (Red Blood Cells).

The World Kidney Day being observed on the 8th of March every year, is an initiative to focus on the health and importance of this vital body organ; to reduce the occurrence of kidney diseases and related health problems across the globe. An effort is being made to raise awareness among common mass, that kidney diseases are preventable and curable.

Kidney Fast Facts

Know these important facts about your kidney to keep them healthy:

A. Kidneys are important because:

  1. Filters the blood.
  2. Maintains the correct amount of fluids in the body.
  3. Produces Red Blood Cells.
  4. Keeps blood pressure under control.

B. Risk factors that affects kidneys:

  1. Diabetes.
  2. High blood pressure.
  3. Age beyond 60 years.
  4. Family history with kidney diseases, diabetes, or high blood pressure
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