A common misconception is that everyone should drink eight glasses of water per day. But since everyone is different, daily water needs will vary by person. Here are6 tipsto make sure you’re drinking enough water and to keep your kidneys healthy.
There is a constant shortage of donor organs in metropolitan areas such as New York City. Give the gift of life by becoming an organ donor.
In kidney transplants, the donors' remaining kidney strengthens to compensate for the kidney that he or she donated. Kidneys from a living donor have a better long-term survival than kidneys from a deceased donor.
Also, deceased kidney donation cannot meet the needs of all patients in this country who need a kidney transplant. The waiting time for a deceased kidney donation may be two to five years.
Kidney donations from living donors have always been a better option. More recently, kidneys donated from unrelated living donors (such as a spouse or a friend) have been as successful as those from close relatives.
We're launching the EverybodyPees campaign so that Americans will think about their kidneys every time they use the bathroom. Learn more about the new campaign and check out these singing kidneys! We promise – you've never seen kidneys rock out like this before. Share the video with everyone you care about to help spread the word!
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Part of a kidney-healthy diet is tracking or avoiding minerals like phosphorous which can be hidden in foods.