National Kidney Month
The kidney is one of a pair of organs located in the right and left side of the abdomen which clear "poisons" from the blood, regulate acid concentration and maintain water balance in the body by excreting urine.
The kidneys also make substances that help control blood pressure and regulate the formation of red blood cells.
For a wealth of information about the diseases of the kidney, please see the following MedicineNet.com articles.
Last Editorial Review: 7/7/2004