THINK KIDNEYS! — How to look after your kidneys

  1. They remove waste products and toxins from the body, including drugs, by making urine.
  2. They control fluid balance, making sure that we are not overloaded with water or too dry.
  3. They control blood pressure, keeping it at the right level for body functions.
  4. They make vitamin D, keeping our bones strong.
  5. They make a hormone called erythropoietin(EPO), which stimulates the production of red blood cells in the bone marrow.

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