KIDNEY FOUNDATION FOR CHILDREN
SAVING YOUNG LIVES
The kidneys clean our blood. They throw away all the excess water,salts and bad chemicals that collect in the blood into the URINE .We have two kidneys to do this work..The kidneys are located in the back on either side of the backbone at the waist level just below the rib. The kidneys look like Rajmah beans.Only they are much bigger.Each kidney is the size of the person's fist
The kidneys have filters to do this work. The kidneys have one million filters called NEPHRONS to do all this work..As the blood flows through the kidneys they have to pass through these filters.These filters are very efficient security guards.They keep back all the good things that the body needs and throw away all the bad chemicals and extra water in the urine. . The filtered urine is collected in a funnel and is carried by two long tubes- one from each kidney- to a bag called the BLADDER where the urine is stored. When the bladder is full we fell like passing urine and the urine is thrown out.
The kidneys clean the blood almost continuously.without any rest.The entire blood in our body is cleaned anywhere from 30 to 60 times in the day.
BE YOUR KIDNEY'S GOOD FRIEND
DRINK LOTS OF WATER
A 5 YEAR OLD CHILD SHOULD DRINK AT LEAST 6 TO 7 GLASSES OF WATER A DAY
LIMIT EATING OF PAPADS, PICKLES,WAFERS, CHIPS AND OTHER SALTY SNACKS
MANY MEDICINES CAN HARM THE KIDNEY
TAKE MEDICINES ONLT WHEN NEEDED
AVOID PAIN KILLERS
MANY ALTERNATIVE MEDICINES HAVE HEAVY METALS THAT CAN HARM THE KIDNEY
DO NOT IGNORE A KIDNEY PROBLEM -KIDNEY DISEASE NEED TO BE TREATED EARLY
IF YOUR CHILD'S KIDNEY PROBLEM LASTS FOR MORE THAN 3 MONTHS YOU NEED TO CONSULT
A PEDIATRIC NEPHROLOGIST - A SPECIALIST FOR KIDNEY DISEASES IN CHILDREN
What work do the Kidneys do for us ?