Do you know what your kidneys do?
Ever really thought about the real you
Two small organs, shaped like beans
Do you ever think what they really mean?
They filter fluids, 200 litres every day
Produce vitamin D, but not vitamin K
Manufacture Epo, to produce red cells
Without it anaemia makes you feel unwell
Balance your phosphates, we need to take binders
Make little notes as constant reminders
Increased potassium, a #CKD patients fear
Balancing diet can reduce us to tears
Salt, the constant enemy within
Increases blood pressure, so throw it in the bin!
A constant fight to maintain homeostasis
I can see the bewilderment on so many faces
So do you really know what your kidneys do?
You need to think about the real you
Look after your kidneys before its to late
As one day they may just seal your fate!
© Helen Jennings, March 8th, 2018