What Are The Main Roles Of The Kidney?


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Florent Lefortier Profile
Essentially, our kidneys are like a really smart waste-disposal system. They’re constantly filtering through the blood in our system and separating the useful stuff from the waste – even as you’re reading this!

So What Do The Kidneys Actually Do?
  • Purify your blood – each day, your kidneys filter around 200 litres of the stuff!
  • Remove waste from your blood and dispose of it as urine
  • Maintain a healthy balance of acids, minerals and salts in the body
  • Control blood pressure
  • Regulate the amount of water in the body - on average, we're made up of about 57% water, so this is a pretty important job!
  • Create red blood cells
The best way to help your kidneys do their job is to ensure that you’re drinking plenty of water. Shock, toxins, infections and poorly-managed diabetes can all do huge damage to your kidneys. You only get one set, though, so take care of them!
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
1. Waste products
2. Excess water from the blood
3. The kidney also plays a major role in regulating levels of various minerals .

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