Your kidneys are a roughly fist-sized organ located on both sides of your spine, below your ribs and behind your belly. The kidneys’ purpose is to filter your blood. All of your blood filters through them several times a day.
Your blood goes into your kidney, waste gets removed, and salt, water, and minerals are adjusted as needed. Then your filtered blood goes back into your body. The waste gets turned into urine and drains down the ureter to the bladder.
Maintaining healthy kidneys is important to one’s overall health and well-being. By keeping your kidneys healthy, they will filter and release waste correctly while producing the hormones your body needs to function properly.
Here are 7 tips to maintain kidney health.
- Keep active and fit.
- Control your blood sugar.
- Monitor blood pressure.
- A healthy diet low in sodium.
- Drink lots of water.
- Don’t Smoke.
- Limit OTC (Over-The-Counter) pills.
1 in 3 American adults is at risk for kidney disease. 90% of those don’t even know they have it. Kidney disease is also more common in women (15%) than in men (12%). Heart your kidneys and give them the attention they deserve.