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Love your Kidneys.
How are my kidneys doing?
It’s a question we seldom ask ourselves but one that’s extremely important. Healthy kidneys play a vital role in keeping us alive and well. They remove toxins and waste from the body, they balance fluids and electrolytes and even produce vital hormones that help regulate blood pressure, make red blood cells and promote strong bones. When kidneys are damaged, they slowly stop doing their job, and waste builds up in the blood, harming the body. Kidney disease does not go away, and without treatment, will get worse over time.
Early kidney disease seldom has symptoms, and the only way to know if you have it is to get tested. So if you think you may be at risk, call your doctor to get tested for kidney disease. Early detection and treatment can help delay the disease’s progression and can help prevent kidney failure.
Use this site to learn what you need to know about kidney disease. It could help save your life.