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Do you know that your Kidneys…?

1.    Weigh less than 1% of your body weight?
2.    Receive 20% of the blood that is pumped by your heart?
3.    Filter 180 litres of fluids per day to produce 2 litres of urine?
4.    Maintain your body’s internal environment constant?
5.    Remove harmful wastes from your body via urine?
6.    Produce certain essential hormones?
       -    Erythropoietin which stimulates the bone marrow to produce red blood cells
       -    Renin to regulate blood pressure
       -    Activate Vitamin D to produce calcitriol which helps maintain calcium balance in the bones.

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