The kidneys are a very important organ in the body in that they aid with extracting waste from the blood, balancing body fluids, and creating urine. They are two bean shaped organs located in the back muscles of the abdomen. Because of all of the important roles the kidneys play in our everyday health, they are prone to problems and disease.
According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, ten percent of Americans have some sort of chronic kidney disease. The incidence of this is increasingly at the most rapid rate in people over the age of 65, as the incidence of people with chronic kidney disease under the age of 65 is only .05%.