Tenayistilign tips :Kidneys

What is the function of the kidneys?

  • Filter the blood and get rid of waste products (every day our kidneys filter an average of 200 liters of blood – a quantity that would fill 20 buckets)
  • They balance electrolytes such as potassium
  • They secrete a hormone called Renin that regulates blood volume and blood pressure
  • They secrete the hormone erythropoietin that helps with red blood cell production
  • They have the key enzyme to activate vitamin D (that we get from sun exposure or diet)

About Tenayistilign

I am a physician trained at Jimma Institute of Health Sciences ( now Jimma University, in Jimma, Ethiopia) and Wayne State University ( Detroit, MI, USA). I teach and practice General Nephrology/Hypertension and Kidney Transplantation in the USA.
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