5 facts you (probably) didn’t know about your kidneys
Mar 10, 2016 | News
Submitted by Michele Trask, operations leader, Renal Program
- The estimated filtering capacity of your two kidneys is between 120 and 150 quarts of blood daily.
- Your kidneys filter all the blood in your body 20 to 25 times per day. In doing so, your body helps to keep the blood’s components stable.
- The actual filters in your kidneys are tiny structures called “nephrons.” Each kidney is made up of one million. So, with two working kidneys, your body has two-million tiny filtering machines, working 24-7.
- Kidneys regulate the body’s salt and potassium content, and promote red blood cell creation.
- The kidneys also convert Vitamin D to a form that can be used by the body.
Content adapted from Medivizor: https://medivizor.com/
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Dr. David Landsberg - Director of Renal Transplantation, Providence Health and UBC; Provincial Medical Director, Transplant Services, BC Transplant; Staff Nephrologist SPHMar 22, 2017
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