What are the kidneys?
The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs each about the size of a fist situated at the back of the abdomen (tummy) under the ribcage.
The functions of the kidneys include:
Getting rid of waste substances from the blood.
Balancing the level of salt and certain chemicals in the blood.
Regulating the body's fluid balance and blood pressure.
Producing certain hormones.
Common kidney problems: