Kidneys are fist sized organs that are located just below the rib cage near the back’s middle area. Simply put, they are the body’s sophisticated trashcans. Every day, kidneys sift out waste products and extra water from about 200 quarts of blood. These waste products and excess water flow out of the body through the bladder to the urethra. The bladder is simply a urine collector; it holds the liquid until it’s enough to be passed out in the bathroom.
Sometimes the kidney may not function as expected, leading to problems. Majority of those suffering from kidney related diseases are not aware of the kidney function until the ailments are advanced to the latter stages. It is for this reason that medical experts recommend occasional kidney function tests even if you feel well health wise. It is also advisable to seek help if you experience unexplained fatigue, appetite loss, short breathes and having to pass urine less or more often than usual. Read More...
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