Nephrology

How to keep your kidneys going strong

Your kidneys are filtration workhorses. Each of these bean-shaped organs contains around 1 million tiny filters that sift through about 30 gallons of blood every day. It's up to your kidneys to filter out the waste and excess substances from your blood that you don't need while holding on to the nutrients and water that you do. It's a full-time job, so it's little wonder that everyone's kidneys work a little less well with age. For more than 20 million of us, the problem isn't age—it's chr...

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How to Keep Your Kidneys Going Strong

Your kidneys are filtration workhorses. Each of these bean-shaped organs contains around 1 million tiny filters that sift through about 30 gallons of blood every day. It's up to your kidneys to filter out the waste and excess substances from your blood that you don't need while holding on to the nutrients and water that you do. It's a full-time job, so it's little wonder that everyone's kidneys work a little less well with age, but for more than 20 million of us, the problem isn't age—...

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