Love Your Kidneys

In the world of Medical Observances, the month of March is considered National Kidney Month. But did you know that March 10th is sponsored by the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) as World Kidney Day?

On this day the NKF encourages you to ÔÇ£love your kidneys!ÔÇØ
According to resources provided by your kidneys perform the following vital functions:

1. Filter 200 liters of blood a day, removing two liters of toxins, wastes and water
2. Regulate the bodyÔÇÖs water balance
3. Regulate blood pressure by controlling fluid levels and making the hormone that causes blood vessels to constrict
4. Support healthy bones and tissues by producing the active form of vitamin D
5. Produce the hormone that stimulates bone marrow to manufacture red blood cells
6. Keep blood minerals in balance
7. Keep electrolytes in balance
8. Regulate blood acid levels
9. Remove drugs from the blood
10. Retrieve essential nutrients so that the body can reabsorb them

Learn more about your kidneys and what you can do to take care of them by visiting