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.

COVID-19

Covid-19 can cause heart and kidney problems: An expert at John Hopkins Medicine stated” The kidney damage is, in some cases, severe enough to require dialysis. Some hospitals experiencing surges of patients who are very ill with COVID-19 have reported they are running short on the machines and sterile fluids needed to perform these kidney procedures.

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