National Kidney Month is an annual reminder for people of all ages to check-in on the health of their kidneys. With so many different aspects of our health that we need to stay on top of, it’s easy to forget about certain parts of the body that do so much for us!
According to the National Kidney Foundation, our kidneys filter 200 liters of blood a day to ensure blood pressure is regulated, the body’s fluids are balanced, and we are producing red blood cells and vitamin D. What many people don’t know is that 1 in 3 Americans are currently at risk for kidney disease due to high blood pressure, diabetes or family history. Even more shocking, many individuals have no idea they are at risk or have kidney disease, because there are no initial symptoms until it has progressed.
This month, give your kidneys a little TLC by following these 8 Golden Rules to keeping your kidneys healthy!