5 facts you (probably) didn’t know about your kidneys

Mar 10, 2016 | News
  1. The estimated filtering capacity of your two kidneys is between 120 and 150 quarts of blood daily.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Kidneys regulate the body’s salt and potassium content, and promote red blood cell creation.
  5. 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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