In the U.S., 1 in 5 men and 1 in 4 women are estimated to have chronic kidney disease, and most people who have it don’t know it. Find out how you can protect your kidney function.
Kidney failure, also called renal failure, is known as a “silent killer.” But you can turn up the volume: Learn five signs of kidney failure and two risk factors for kidney disease to watch out for.
For some people, high salt intake can cause high blood pressure — and create a vicious cycle of heart and kidney damage. Are you at risk?
Your kidneys are extraordinary organs. Each is no bigger than a clenched fist, but they purify your body’s entire 1.5-gallon blood supply multiple times a day, straining it through hundreds of thousands of tiny natural filters to extract waste via the urine they manufacture.