Are Your Kidneys Working Right

0 %
100 %
Information about Are Your Kidneys Working Right
Health & Medicine

Published on February 7, 2014

Author: TeenaCathey



My nephew was born with kidney complications. So I learned some stuff from the doctors when I was there. I learned that the kidneys are a disposal and waste filtering system of the body. It’s super cool that they are vital organs, but we only need one.

Knowing our kidney health is important, but it's something doctors don't stress unless there is trauma or you have pain.

Are Your Kidney’s Working Right? Do you know where your kidney is located? Do you know how the kidney works? The kidneys are located along the posterior muscular wall of the abdominal cavity. The kidneys are a disposal and waste filtering system of the body. It’s super cool that they are vital organs, but we only need one. Crazy how the body works. Since our kidneys are muy importante, it’s not a bad idea to get them checked out to make sure they are working properly. Which reminds me, my nephew had kidney issues when he was born. Hope everything is good. I digress.

The eGFR test To make sure your kidney is right you have to get a eGFR test. The eGFR (estimated glomerular filtration rate) is a number based on your blood test for creatinine.  It tells how well your kidneys are working. To get this test done you’d go to your doctor and get a blood test. It’s like getting your cholesterol test. You want your eGFR to be higher than 60. Check the chart Help protect your kidneys! ● ● ● ● ● ● Keep a healthy blood pressure (less than 120/80 for most people) Control your blood sugar if you have diabetes Eat a heart healthy diet (low in fat and salt) Exercise at least 2 days a week for minimum 30 minutes Do not smoke or use tobacco Talk to your doctor about medicines that might help protect your kidneys Now You: Have you ever had a kidney health test?

Sources:­health/kidney­tests/kidney­test­egfr.html#.UoAhQ_m8E1k­new.html Speak It. Live It. Love It.

Add a comment

Related presentations

Related pages

The Kidneys and How They Work -

Explains what kidneys do and why they are important to maintain life. Describes the internal anatomy of the kidney. ... and are they right for you?
Read more

Calculate Your Kidney Function | Bridge of Life founded by ...

Find out if your kidneys are working right. It's easier than you think! What you learn can help you stay healthy or get treatment if you need it.
Read more

Causes & Symptoms > Kidney Problems > Aging & Health A To ...

Aging & Health A to Z. ... you may have no warning at all that your kidneys are not working properly until the damage is quite advanced. ... All rights ...
Read more

Kidney Disease: A Silent Problem | National Institute on Aging

... of how well your kidneys are working. Tests For Kidney Disease. ... fine right up to the point when your kidneys nearly ... If your kidney disease is ...
Read more

Your Kidneys and How They Work - WebMD

A good overview of healthy kidney function with a description of various types of kidney failures. Skip to content. ... Which kind is right for you?
Read more

How Your Kidneys Work - The National Kidney Foundation

Removing waste from the body is only one of the main functions of your kidneys. ... How Your Kidneys Work . Why Are the Kidneys So Important?
Read more

Kidneys /Kidney Disease - University of Maryland Medical ...

When your kidneys are ... Or it is possible that your kidneys may stop working so slowly that you ... © 2016 University of Maryland Medical Center ...
Read more

Kidney - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The superior pole of the right kidney is adjacent to the liver. For the left kidney, it's next to the spleen. ... ^ "HowStuffWorks How Your Kidney Works". ...
Read more

Kidney Disease Info | 10 Symptoms | Life Options

... taking your medications in the right doses at the right times may help slow your kidney disease. ... that may help keep your kidneys working longer.
Read more