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KIDNEY HEALTH

Most people are born with two kidneys, and they have a vital role to play in our wellbeing, but what do they do, and how can we protect our kidney health?

KIDNEY HEALTH

When your kidneys stop working

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOUR KIDNEYS STOP WORKING?

When the kidneys stop working properly, harmful toxins and excess fluids can build up in the body and the normal workings of the body can be disrupted.

Normal kidney processes can go wrong in several areas, such as:

The blood supply to the kidneys.

Within the kidneys – especially the filters and tubules.

Where urine flows from the kidney into the bladder.

When your kidneys stop working properly, it’s known as kidney disease.

WHEN TO SPEAK TO YOUR GP

You should make an appointment to speak to your GP or healthcare professional if you think there may be something wrong with your kidney function, or if you have any of the symptoms associated with possible kidney problems.

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