In the better-late-than-never category comes my shout out for World Kidney Day, which was March 10th.
I love their slogan: “Protect your Kidneys, Save your Heart.”
As an organ, the kidneys are a lot like offensive lineman in football; they do all the hard work but remain mostly anonymous. They sit motionless in the back of the body,quietly and humbly filtering salt, water and toxins from our bodies. Though some may think that pee smells bad, or is gross, not having “healthy” pee is a real problem. No one ever thinks of their kidneys until they malfunction.
Though the inner workings of the kidney–with all its convoluted loops, capsules and ion exchangers–are more complicated to understand than the heart, keeping your kidneys healthy is simple: just make heart-healthy choices. Read more »
*This blog post was originally published at Dr John M*