What You Should Know About Your Kidneys Before You Step Out in the Morning or What You Don’t Know About Your Kidneys Can KIll You!

What You Should Know About Your Kidneys Before You Step Out in the Morning or What You Don’t Know About Your Kidneys Can KIll You!

Did you know there is no cure for kidney disease?

▪ Care About Your Kidneys – Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is decreased kidney function for three months or more. End-stage renal disease refers to the end of kidney function (kidneys work at less than 15 per cent of what is considered normal). Without properly functioning kidneys, you could die.

The kidneys play a central role in the human body and is as important to your health as your heart, liver or lungs. Many of the body’s organs depend on the kidneys to work properly.

The kidneys’ main functions are to remove waste products and regulate water in the blood, help control blood pressure, and produce hormones to promote strong, healthy bones.

Kidney disease can strike anyone at any age.

Two million Canadians are living with kidney disease, or are at risk.

Every day, 14 Canadians learn that their kidneys are failing.

Your kidneys are workhorses that play a very important role in your body.

Your kidneys are about the size of your fists
located just below your rib cage on either side of the spine

According to the National Institutes of Health, the organs filter more than 200 quarts of blood each day, filtering around 2 quarts of waste products

From the kidney, waste products and water filter to the bladder, and you release it as urine

Keeping your kidneys healthy and functioning, then, is essential for detoxifying your body and removing wastes.

Unfortunately, many foods can harm your kidneys and keep them from functioning at optimal levels.

Here are the top seven.

Meat

Salt

Genetically modified foods

Artificial sweeteners

Carbonated beverages

Dairy Products

Caffeine

Here are some of the supplements that may benefit your Kidneys:

Vitamin D

Vitamin C

Vitamin B-6

Calcium and Potassium

Always check with your doctor before using supplements because some can interact with other drugs you take. Some people - including women who are pregnant or breastfeeding - should not take supplements other than prenatal vitamins.

For information of how to get what your Kidneys needs, Contact Jeff or Christina Frost at 905 931 2343.

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