46,753 People Have Attended a Kidney Smart Class Since 2013

Join them & register for a no-cost kidney health class in your neighborhood. Find a Class Near Me »

Kidney

Healthy kidneys function to filter extra water and wastes from the blood and remove them from the body as urine. The kidneys also help control blood pressure, keep body chemicals in balance, keep bones strong, tell your body to make red blood cells and help children grow normally.

The kidneys are located in the back of the abdomen on each side of the spine. The kidney on the right is underneath the liver, and the kidney on the left is underneath the diaphragm. Nephrology is the medical field that specializes in the study of the kidneys and kidney diseases.

Related articles on DaVita.com

External links

Organizations

 

Download a Cookbook

Get a free recipe collection from the DaVita® kitchen.

Get the Cookbooks

122,881 Downloads So Far!

Meet Your Local Kidney Expert

Register for a no-cost, 90-minute training session taught by a certified instructor in your neighborhood.

Find a Class Near Me

Find a Dialysis Center

Advanced Search

Call 1-800-424-6589 now to talk to one of our placement specialists.

New to Dialysis?

Learn which DaVita service may best fit your lifestyle.

Explore Options
Back to Top