3 Reasons to
Love Your Kidneys
1. Your kidneys remove wastes from your blood.
Every day, your kidneys process about 200 quarts of blood to sift out about two quarts of waste products and extra water. The wastes and extra water become urine. If your kidneys did not remove them, these wastes would build up in your blood and cause harm.
2. Your kidneys regulate chemicals in your blood.
They make sure your body has just the right balance of chemicals like sodium, phosphorus and potassium. You need this balance to live.
3. Your kidneys also produce hormones your body needs.
Your kidneys release three important hormones: erythropoietin, renin and calcitriol. These hormones help your body make red blood cells, regulate your blood pressure and keep your bones healthy.
Want to do something great for your kidneys? Make the Pair Up Promise today and “Do the Math”—add healthful choices to your lifestyle, subtract things that are unhealthy, and multiply the impact by spreading the word.