Doctors explain how a high-salt and a high-protein diet harm your kidneys

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In addition to the known information that the kidneys remove excess waste and fluid from the body, there are many other functions that these organs perform together. “Your kidneys also remove the acids produced by your body cells and maintain a healthy balance of water, salt and minerals in your blood – such as sodium, calcium, phosphorus and potassium -” says the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

The kidneys control blood pressure, regulate red blood cell formation, and keep bones strong.

Kidney made up of nephrons, glomerulos and tubules. The glomerulus filters the blood, the tubules hold the necessary substances and removes waste from the body.

Blood flows to the kidneys through the renal arteries.

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