March is National Kidney Month, which means we focus on kidney health! Their kidneys sit directly under the ribs and have the lifesaving function of processing more than 200 liters of blood daily. This is impressive? That's not all. The kidneys also produce plasma and serve as a filtration system for everything we digest, from food to drinks to medicines. Without healthy kidneys, your body becomes susceptible to serious and life-threatening illnesses.
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Not only because health and wellness are our passion, Thanks to Anytime Fitness, the National Kidney Month takes a special place in our hearts owner Radley West and member Ryan Brooke. For two years Ryan was kept alive thanks to regular dialysis treatments. Due to a lack of viable donors in his family, Ryan was on the waiting list for a new kidney ̵
The Ultimate Act of Kindness
Radley immediately began exploring her viability to offer a kidney to her needy Anytime Fitness member. After passing the qualifying exams, when she finally found out she was a match, she had no doubt that she wanted to give Ryan a kidney. Radley says, "There was no decision as to whether I would do it; I have always been so, as long as I was compatible.
Life After Surgery
Despite misconceptions about life after kidney donation, both Radley and Ryan are thriving. Radley has run several races since the donation, while Ryan has been promoted and promoted. The best for Radley? Her new perspective was inspired by the experience: "Everyone tells me that I saved Ryan's life, but in fact he saved mine by giving me the opportunity to really appreciate my talents and talents and use them fully. "Such an inspiring story!
Promoting Kidney Health
Your kidneys are important, so you should treat them well! Here are some habits that help promote kidney health and keep your body in sync.
- Exercise regularly. High blood pressure is the worst nightmare of your kidney. Make sure you stay active and keep your blood pressure from the air.
- Stay away from tobacco. Smoking also raises your blood pressure, which puts you at risk of damaging your kidneys.
- Stay hydrated. Your kidneys act as a filtration system for your body, and the water helps them to function optimally.
Learn more about how you can promote kidney health at the Cleveland Clinic.