Take NOTE!

TAKE NOTE! Blood in your urine can be a sign that something is wrong with your kidneys or another part of your urinary tract.

Having blood in your urine does not necessarily mean that you have kidney disease, but because kidney problems can lead to kidney disease, it is important to address the problem as soon as possible.

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Take Care of Your Kidneys and they’ll take care of YOU!

Take care of your Kidneys and they will take care of YOU! Kidney disease can increase chances of having heart disease, heart attacks and strokes. Keeping your kidneys healthy will help take care of your heart—and the rest of you!

Read more with this overview document, including signs of kidney disease, who is more likely to develop kidney disease, and other key facts. READ: https://www.cdc.gov/kidneydisease/pdf/CKD_TakeCare.pdf .

Did You Know… Nephrons

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.