BENEFITING: National Kidney Foundation, Inc.
ORGANIZER: National Kidney Foundation
EVENT: NATIONAL KIDNEY FOUNDATION
EVENT DATE: Mar 15, 2015
March 12, 2015 – Today is World Kidney Day and the National Kidney Foundation is asking Americans to drink a glass of water to celebrate their kidneys.
Consuming plenty of fluid helps the kidneys clear wastes and toxins from the body. Studies have also shown that increasing your fluid intake is one of the best ways to prevent the formation of painful kidney stones.
The right level of fluid intake for any individual depends on many factors including gender, exercise, climate, health conditions, pregnancy and breast feeding. In addition, those with advanced kidney disease or kidney failure often have to restrict their fluid intake. As a general rule, drinking 1.5 to 2 liters (3 to 4 pints) of water per day is considered a healthy amount.
“Drinking a glass of water is a symbolic gesture to remember that kidneys are vital organs that should be celebrated,” said Joseph Vassalotti, MD, National Kidney Foundation Chief Medical Officer. “It’s also a way to raise awareness about the risks, dangers and burden of kidney disease in the United States, which is estimated to affect more than 26 million American adults.”
I am extremely proud to be a part of the fight against kidney disease, and I hope you will join me!