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The human kidneys filter about 1,500 litres of blood daily and control the water and mineral balance of the body to a large extent. Without them, our body would very quickly poison itself. Even limited kidney performance can lead to complaints such as swelling of the legs or face, fatigue, nausea, weight loss or muscle cramps.

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Author profile picture Petra Wiesmayer is a journalist and author who has conducted countless interviews with high-profile individuals and researched and written general entertainment, motorsports, and science articles for international publications. She is fascinated by technology that could shape the future of mankind and enjoys reading and writing about it.As an avid science fiction fan she is fascinated by technology that could shape the future of mankind and enjoys reading and writing about it.