In reality, it’s likely that you don’t think too much about your kidneys. In fact many people are not certain about their size, or what they do “exactly” – or too, where they are actually located.

Our kidneys play a crucial role in maintaining our health but are rarely appreciated until they become damaged and can no longer do their jobs. It is very important to make sure we take good care of them – as they are vitally essential organs to our overall health and well-being.

It is estimated that more than 26 million Americans have Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and millions more are at risk. In fact, according to the American Journal of Kidney Diseases the prevalence of CKD is expected to substantially rise in the United States by 2030 with over 50% of people currently aged 30-60 developing it in their lifetime. Chronic kidney disease includes conditions that damage your kidneys and decrease their ability to keep you healthy. These statistics are staggering and we all need to be informed as it translates to striking our own life or those we love around us.