Harvard Men's Health Watch

Protect your kidneys

It's easy to dismiss the kidneys as little organs that simply rid the body of waste by making urine. In fact, the kidneys also play a big role in regulating blood pressure,  and in the metabolism of vitamin D and calcium. Kidney disease is common, and it often leads to anemia, hypertension, and bone disease. Kidney disease also boosts the risk of heart disease and premature death. With these simple measures, you can protect your kidneys.
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