According to the National Kidney Foundation, healthy kidneys are super important, as they regulate the body’s fluid levels, filter wastes and toxins from the blood, release a hormone that regulates blood pressure, activate vitamin D to maintain healthy bones, release a hormone that directs the production of red blood cells, and keeps blood minerals in balance. With so many vital roles, taking care of your kidneys is crucial to your overall health.
Here are some things that you can do to take care of your kidneys:
- Exercise regularly
- Control your weight
- Follow a balanced diet
- Quit smoking
- Drink only in moderation
- Stay hydrated
- Monitor your cholesterol levels
- Get an annual physical
- Know your family medical history
To schedule an annual physical at any of our convenient Primary Medical Care Center community clinics, you may visit our website at www.primarymed.com, or call (305)751-1500 for our Miami-Dade clinic, or (954)289-0000 for our Broward clinic.