Understand Your Kidneys’ Health and Take Steps to Protect Them

Your kidneys are two of the most important body organs. Think of your kidneys as a filter system for your body. The kidneys’ job is to remove toxic substances, also called waste products, from the blood and expel them from your body in urine. When your kidneys don’t perform as they should, these substances could accumulate in your blood and cause problems. Creatinine, one of the most common waste products the kidney removes, is a standard measure of kidney function. It’s produced during the normal wear and tear of your muscles. While abnormal creatinine levels in your blood may point to kidney problems, diagnosing kidney disease involves much more than a blood test. Because creatinine levels in your blood can

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