What You Need to Know About Kidney Health

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  • March Is National Kidney Month
  • Where Are My Kidneys?
  • What Exactly Do Kidneys Do?
  • What Is Kidney Disease?
  • African-Americans and Kidney Disease
  • What is Kidney Failure?
  • Signs of Kidney Failure
  • Treatment Options
  • How Many Blacks Are on Dialysis
  • Why Diabetes Matters
  • Why High Blood Pressure Matters
  • Blacks, Kidney Health and Our Genes
  • Know Your Family History
  • Why Health Care Matters
  • Preventing Kidney Disease
  • Early Screening Is Key

What Exactly Do Kidneys Do?

Your kidneys act like a Brita filter. They remove the excess waste and drugs that build up through the body. Your kidneys help remove this waste through your urine. Kidneys also help regulate your blood pressure, release hormones and control the replication of red blood cells.  


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