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These bean-shaped organs of your body work very hard – they are the kidneys and each one is about the size of an adult fist. But what is it that kidneys do that makes them so important? Kidneys balance the body’s chemistry by cleaning the entire blood supply every 5 minutes. They filter waste products and extra water out of your body through your urine. Those are just a couple of the many examples of what kidneys do.Post a comment | 0 responses
If you are having problems with your kidneys, you may be referred to a kidney doctor known as a nephrologist. A nephrologist has been trained in general internal medicine and specializes in disorders of the kidneys. Learn what you can expect on your first visit with a nephrologist.Post a comment | 1 responses
Acute kidney failure, or renal failure, happens when someone's kidneys suddenly stop working. It is different from chronic kidney failure, which happens slowly over time and is irreversible.
Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes, and millions of people in the United States may not realize they have it. Learn more about the causes and symptoms of Type 2 diabetes and how it relates to kidney disease.Post a comment | 2 responses
Cranberries and cranberry juice have been rumored to promote kidney health. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) send millions of people to their doctors every year. Research supports that cranberry juice can help fight urinary tract infections, so cranberries help promote kidney health along with providing other health benefits.
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