Your kidneys are vital organs. This means that you cannot survive without them. The problems that are caused by having poor kidney function make it harder for the rest of your body to work the way it should.
Healthy kidneys help to control how much vitamins and minerals are in your blood. When your kidneys aren’t working well, you can have too much or too little of these nutrients in your blood. This can lead to problems with other parts of your body. Some problems with vitamins and minerals are very common among kidney patients.