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Kidney Health

Life-Sustaining Role of the Kidneys

The kidneys are two, kidney-bean-shaped organs located in your lower back just below your lungs. They function as the “street sweepers” of the body. They filter your blood, remove waste and toxins, and essentially turn the by-product into urine. This key organ is also responsible for producing healthy hormones that your body needs to survive.

Dis-eased Kidneys

As we age, kidney function decreases due to a myriad of reasons. The most common reason for kidney failure is a build-up of waste products that your body can no longer effectively flush out of your system. This increase in toxins causes symptoms such as weakness, shortness of breath, fatigue, and confusion.

If these symptoms are ignored the condition usually worsens until it becomes kidney disease. This can lead to the kidney’s inability to remove potassium from the bloodstream, which can cause abnormal heart rhythms and even result in sudden death.

Kidney Disease

Kidney disease occurs when the organ can no longer remove waste, toxins, and extra water from the body. Kidney disease is most often caused by diabeteshigh blood pressurecardiovascular disease, or a family history of the disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 20 million Americans have kidney disease, and many more are at risk.

What Can YOU Do?

Three factors can help keep your kidneys in tip-top shape:

  • Daily cardiovascular exercise, like the recommended “10,000 steps-a-day”
  • A healthy, well-rounded diet full of “live foods”, such as raw fruits and vegetables
  • Regular check-ups with your physician who may recommend additional changes to your diet or lifestyle
How We Can Help

A-1 Home Care is a non-medical home care agency that provides a variety of in-home care services. If you or a loved one is suffering from kidney disease, we can help provide specialized care and relief from the comfort of your own home.

Contact us today at 310-366-7964 or 562-929-8400. You may also visit for more info. You can also

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On August 10, 2023 · 8pm


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