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Kidneys

The kidneys serve many purposes. They regulate electrolytes, blood pressure, and acid levels. They also help to filter the blood.

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Which body system includes the kidneys and bladder?

The urinary system includes the kidneys, bladder and tubes (ureters). These organs control the amount of water and salts that are absorbed back into the blood and what is taken out as waste. This system also acts as a filtering mechanism for the blood. it helps you pee!

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What are advantages of having a kidney transplant rather than a kidney machine?

A kidney transplant would be better because a kidney machine doesn't fix the problem, it just takes the toxins out of the body. Also you have to spend, on average, 3-4 days a week at hospital for dialysis. You have to take the anti-rejection drugs the rest of your life probably but that is a small price to pay compared to losing your life, I would think, however you can reject the kidney and possibly forfit your life.

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Kidneys

What are the parts of a nephron?

The parts of the nephron are the renal artery, renal vein, afferent arteriole, glomerulus, bowman's capsule, proximal tubules, distal tubules, loop of henle, renal pelvis, cortex, medulla, peritubular capillaries, and ureter.

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What should a human kidney weigh?

The typical mass for an adult human kidney is 125-170 grams in males, and 115-155 grams in females.

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How do the kidneys help to regulate body water?

The kidney is pretty much an organic filter. As the blood in a body rushes through the arteries, it makes its way around the entire body. When it flows through the renal artery, then that blood will end up at the kidney. The first stage of the kidney process, is to filter out the blood cells and protein molecules by pushing the bodily fluids through the glomerulus (filter) which allows water, glucose, salts, and urea to pass, but does not allow the blood cells and protein to pass, as they are too big. The blood cells and proteins the flow the the capillaries around the renal tubule (the part of the kidney that the rest of the fluid flows through) in order to enter back into the rest of the body through the renal vein. As the remaining fluid filters through the renal tubule, the glucose and most of the the water and salts leave through the capillaries in the renal tubule in order to join the blood in the renal vein and keep it enriched. What is left is some water, salts, urea, and other undesired substances which continue to flow through the renal tubule until they enter the bladder and leave the body in the form of urine.

The chemicals that are kept or lost are the way that the kidneys controls water balance.The kidneys help balance the chemicals in your blood, such as sodium, potassium and calcium. "Water follows salt" is a good way to remember this. If the body needs to lose water, salt will be excreted by the kidney and the water will follow along. The opposite is true if the body needs to hold on to water.

The kidneys' most important job is to filter liquid waste from the blood and getting rid of it in the form of urine by using filters called nephrons.

There are many videos on how the kidney works at the link below.

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Blood
Kidneys

What does a high haemoglobin level mean?

Smoking and dehydration (as well as rarer medical conditions, such as hemochromatosis) can make for high Hgb levels.

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Conditions and Diseases
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Is there a cure for Autonomic Failure?

Im sorry, but there is no cure :( , but there are medicines doctors can prescribe to you.

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Human Anatomy and Physiology
Kidneys

What is a pair of bean-shaped organs that form and excrete urine?

That pair of organs is called as kidneys. They are placed besides your vertebral column in the abdomen. Kidneys filter about 180 liters of fluid per day. About 177 to 178 liters of the fluid is absorbed back. Rest is excreted as urine.

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Do birds have kidneys?

Yes.

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Prognosis of kidney infection before and after?

I had a kidney infection as a child and here I am 42 years later, just fine and dandy. It was hard to get over because I was allergic to penicillin and couldn't keep it down and the place I was, overseas, didn't have an alternative. Finally I got over it after about 3 months and never had another problem with my kidneys. Good luck to you.

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What happens when the kidneys shut down?

Here are some of the signs of poor kidney function:

  • Urinating less than normal.
  • Swelling from fluid buildup in your tissues. This is called edema (say "ih-DEE-muh").
  • Feeling very tired or sleepy.
  • Not feeling hungry, or losing weight without trying.
  • Feeling sick to your stomach (nauseated) or vomiting.
  • Having trouble sleeping.
  • Headaches or trouble thinking clearly.
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Alcoholism
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Can liquor damage your kidneys?

It might possibly if alcohol is consumed heavily over a period of decades.

AnswerYour liver also, if alcohol is consumed heavily over a period of decades.
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What is the function of the collecting duct in a nephron?

This collecting duct is where urea and water, along with a few other unabsorbed molecules, is collected and passed down the ureter to the bladder.

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Care of Horses
Symptoms
Kidneys

What is the symptom of kidney problems and its solutions?

The kidneys act as excretory organs. They purify the blood and are also responsible for the excretion of urine and stool. If the kidneys fail and proper treatment is not given the person is liable to die. People can also survive with one kidney but such people cannot do labour intensive work or play fast paced outdoor games. Pain during excretion is the primary indicator of problems in kidneys, it may also lead to diabetes. Proper medical care and consumption of plantain pith juice is beneficial for the kidneys.

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Kidneys

What percentage of bodyfat is normal for a pro bodybuilder?

Most pro bodybuilders on stage have a "reported" bodyfat of anywhere from 3-5% Keep in mind you naturally store 2.5% of your body fat through out the brain so I think that these numbers may be a little exagerrated but I think some of them probbaly do get as low as 4.5% body fat for a show. The lowest I've ever gotten for a show was 5.9% They don't maintain that all the time though, the other times of the year that they aren't dieting for a show typically you can find most dedicated bodybuilders around 8-11 in the off season. Some guys like to really bulk up and may exceed that in an effort to put on weight and get stronger.

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Health
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Heart
Kidneys

What sicknesses can damage your kidneys?

mostly a risk of diabetic & risk of hypertension may causes to kidney damage.

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Biology
Kidneys

Which part of the kidney filters blood?

The functional unit of the kidney is the nephron and is where filtration takes place

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What do i do with a kidney infection?

see your general doctor they should perscribe you an antibiotic and some sort of pain reliever. I also am taking baths in epsom salt, and laying down on a heating pad on high whenever i get the chance, it really helps! also key to getting rid of a kidney infection quick is cranberry juice and water! i hope this helps :)

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Liver
Kidneys

What is retroperitoneal?

Is the anatomical space behind (retro) the abdominal cavity.

Structures that lie behind the peritoneum are termed retroperitoneal.

Kidneys, Bladder, Pancreas, Vena Cava, Aorta, parts of the Duodenum, portions of the Colon, Reproductive organs.
In your abdominal cavity is a membrane called the peritoneum, the intermost lining is the visceral peritoneum, which adheres to and supports the organs. the parietal peritoneum is the outer lining that adheres to the walls of the abdominal cavity. There is a space in between the two linings that has a potential for space that some organs actually lie in or are partialy in which is called the peritoneal cavity. those organs are said to be RETROPERITONEAL.

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Kidneys

What is small cortical cyst at mid pole of a right kidney?

A cyst is a fluid filled structure. Cortical describes its location in the cortex, meaning the outer portion of the kidney. Mid pole is the middle portion of the kidney. There are different types of cysts. Simple cysts are harmless and may be ignored. Complex cysts range from harmless to cancerous. The features of the cyst will help the radiologist (the doctor interpreting the exam) determine whether the cyst is simple or complex. Depending on its features, complex cysts will need to be reimaged (with CT or ultrasound) or removed (with surgery).

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Crafts for Children
Kidneys

How do you make a model of kidney from a clay?

it just look like a bean

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Color of a kidney?

Kidney is an important organ of excretory system. The kidney is bean shaped and dark red in color.

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How do the kidneys work?

Each kidney has millions of tiny filtration units called glomeruli. These glomeruli filter out wastes from the blood and pass them on through the ureters to the bladder, for you to pass as urine.

In addition to filtering the blood, your kidneys are also responsible for maintaining a proper balance of sodium, potassium, and phosphorus in your body. They also help your body maintain the proper amount of red blood cells. That's why people whose kidneys have failed and have to go on dialysis have to watch their intake of sodium, phosphorus, and potassium, and why many dialysis patients are anemic.

Blood entering the kidneys goes into a system of very narrow high pressure blood vessels, these allow various waste products to pass into the ureters, which lead to the bladder.

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Dialysis

How does the equilibrium dialysis work?

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/bv.fcgi?highlight=equilibrium,dialysis&rid=imm.section.2405#2416

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How do the kidneys work with other body system to maintain homeostasis?

The kidneys work with other body systems to maintain homeostasis by filtering pollutants from the body. The kidneys filter blood which nourishes all of the systems of the body.

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