Kidney Health

With functions that keep our blood clean and chemically balanced, our kidneys are vital to our daily lives. Chronic kidney disease is a common condition, affecting around 10% of adults in the UK. Although kidney disease is not curable, there are many ways you can support your body in keeping your kidneys healthy. Below you can find articles and guides relating to kidney diseases, causes, symptoms and prevention. 

What is Kidney Health?

Most of us are born with two kidneys located in the abdomen on either side of the spine, although in most cases, one healthy kidney can do the job of both. They are essential, cleansing the blood of toxins, transforming waste into urine, balancing the body’s water content, and secreting certain hormones. When the kidneys are not working properly, harmful toxins and excess fluids build up in the body, which may cause the symptoms of kidney failure.

Keeping your kidneys healthy depends a lot on lifestyle choices. The best ways to support your kidney function is to:

  • Stay hydrated
  • Eat a balanced diet
  • Keep an eye on your blood pressure
  • Avoid drinking alcohol and smoking
  • Maintain a healthy weight

Types of conditions affecting Kidney Health

Understanding what is happening in your body and where your health might need some further investigation or support allows you to make informed decisions and positive changes where needed. We’ve included below our guides and articles to support you in understanding the types of conditions that affect kidney health and how to manage them.

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