Dr. Germaine Bristol – Stanisclaus, Doctor at the Nephrology Department in the General Hospital has re-emphasized calls for members of the public to take better care of their kidneys.
The kidneys are a pair of bean-shaped organs on either side of the spine, below the ribs, and behind the belly. Each kidney measures about 4 or 5 inches long.
The kidneys’ job is to filter the blood. They remove wastes, control the body’s fluid balance, and keep the right levels of electrolytes. All of the blood in your body passes through them about 40 times a day.
She says maintaining the kidneys is of vital importance for continued survival.