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World Kidney Day: What are your kidneys worth to you?

By Onyx Health | 14th March 2019

 

World Kidney Day Infographic Link

850 MILLION PEOPLE WORLDWIDE are now estimated to have kidney diseases from various causes. Chronic kidney diseases (CDK), cause at least 2.4 million deaths per year and we are now the 6th fastest growing cause of death.1

Your kidneys are one of the most important organs in your body. They are essential in the regulation of your blood: blood volume, blood pressure and blood pH. They are also responsible for filtering your blood and excreting waste in the form of urine.2

To learn more about your kidneys and to keep them healthy, download our infographic above. Further information can also be found at www.worldkidneyday.org

 

1 http://www.kidneycareuk.org/news-and-campaigns/world-kidney-day-2019/

http://www.nationalkidneycenter.org/chronic-kidney-disease/causes/ 

 

 

 

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