Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR)

GFR or “Glomerular Filtration Rate” would perhaps be a familiar term if you are a member of the kidney community. This term broadly relates to your kidney’s functional capacity.

GFR Kidney So what really is GFR?

GFR Kidney How does your medical team clinically assess your GFR?

GFR Kidney How valid is it throughout your CKD journey?

GFR Kidney And is it always indicative of the true health status of your kidneys?

Our article today helps you offer an insight to all these pertinent questions. Continue reading “Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR)”

Healthy Kidneys prevent Blood & Protein in Urine. But how?!

Protein blood barrier

Normally, Urine produced by healthy kidneys is a cocktail of toxic waste products of cellular metabolism, a host of minerals, salts, smelly organic compounds & excess water. (Find the complete normal urine composition here). These components begin to get together to form Urine once healthy kidney micro-filters “strain” our blood through themselves. These micro-filters are uber-selective with what they “let-out” into the urine. This is such that, all blood cells & “plasma” proteins remain in the bloodstream while the wastes & excesses purge themselves out.

But what makes these Kidney Micro-filters that selective against leakage of blood cells & protein in urine?

LET’S DISSECT!

Continue reading “Healthy Kidneys prevent Blood & Protein in Urine. But how?!”

Love Thy Kidneys!

I have been thinking about this for a while now. How would it be, if we decided to assign a gender to our organs based on their “inherent nature”. Without hesitation, I’ll call our kidneys, female.

Somewhat like our Mums actually! (Yeah, you read that right).

This cute, smooth, bean-shaped major organ-pair is:

  •  “Effortlessly multitasking”
  •  “Hygiene-conscious”
  •  “Meticulous”
  •  “Complex yet super-organized”
  •  “Layered & difficult to understand at times”
  •  “Fantastically resilient to all external stress” (up until it gets unbearable of course)

and above all

  •  “Holds the entire organ-family from “falling apart”

 

All quintessential mommy traits eh?

Welcome Smiley kidneys in ATK

Time to bring kidneys to the limelight for all she’s worth then?

So, watch this space for more to obtain a medically accurate understanding of this beautiful but highly underrated organ.



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So what are you waiting for?

Explore https://www.allthingskidney.com today.

Unleash the power of knowing. Beat the apprehension/confusion/ignorance surrounding kidneys in health & disease.

Stay well, all of you!

 



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