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Oct 21, 2021

Kidneys Vital to Overall Health

If you ask most people to list the organs in their body that are essential to their survival, they will almost universally mention the heart, the lungs, and the brain first. Kidneys will get mentioned much later if they make the list at all.

Yet, they are every bit as vital as the heart and lungs. Kidneys are the body’s natural filters. They remove waste products from your bloodstream. They also regulate water content, help keep important minerals in balance, and produce hormones. 

If you’re concerned about maintaining your physical wellbeing, you may have adjusted your lifestyle habits to improve your lung and heart health. But have you given any thought to what you can do for your kidneys?
It's important to know the factors that may put you at greater risk as well as some of the simple things you can do to help keep your kidneys healthy.

In most cases, when kidney function is lost, it can’t be restored. It may be possible, however, to slow or even halt the progress of kidney failure. Knowing and understanding more about kidney health is a good first step to keeping these mighty organs in top form.

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