Do you have a puffier face these days? Or maybe you’ve noticed that your rings and shoes feel tighter, or that your energy often plummets mid-afternoon. Sluggish kidneys may be the cause. Help is available! These hardworking organs can be stressed by everything from dehydration and high blood pressure. Read on to discover how to improve kidney function naturally — the easy way!
Understand how your kidneys function
We don’t often give our kidneys a second thought. The kidneys are located in the lower abdomen, just below the rib cage. They play an important role in maintaining your health. In fact, they’re as important to your health as your heart and lungs, notes Fred Pescatore, MD. “Your kidneys serve as your body’s main filtration system,” he explains. “They filter waste products and toxins from the bloodstream so they can be excreted via urine,” he explains. A report published in Integrative Biology confirms this. Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal reveals your kidneys filter your body’s blood supply a whopping 60 times per day! In doing so, kidneys remove metabolic byproducts like ammonia urea uric acids creatinine and heavy metals.