What Do You Know About Your Kidneys?


The kidneys are a pair of vital organs, each about the size of a fist, that perform many functions to keep the blood clean and chemically balanced. They are in the abdomen of the human body and filter the blood to remove toxins, waste chemicals and water. Every day, a person’s kidneys process about 200 litres of blood to sift out about 2 litres of waste products and extra water. This filtered fluid is then concentrated to form urine. From the kidneys, the urine passes out into the ureters (connecting pipes) to be stored in the bladder until releasing it through urination.

 



The process of removing waste and extra water in simple terms is;

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