Kidney Function

WHAT THEY DO: The kidney receives 20-25% of all blood that is pumped to the heart. The kidney filters about 2 gallons of blood an hour. Take care of these essential organs. Need assistance with kidney-related concerns? Come visit us for the highest quality of patient care. Schedule appointments at: www.GulfCoastKidney.com

What is the Kidney?

DID YOU KNOW… Each of your kidneys is made up of about a million filtering units called nephrons. Each nephron includes a filter, called the glomerulus, and a tubule. The nephrons work through a two-step process: the glomerulus filters your blood, and the tubule returns needed substances to your blood and removes wastes.