How It Works Filtering Two Kidneys?
Good afternoon, I want to ask the doctor, there are two kidneys (right and left), how do they work? Is it divided into two? Suppose we consume 1 liter of drinks and for each kidney for the 0.5 liter filtering? Please help dokTThank you
Hello Faizarkla, Thank you for your question.
Kidney is an organ that functions to filter blood from residual substances that will be removed from the body through urine. Blood enters the kidneys through blood vessels; blood vessels will flow to each kidney. This incoming blood will then undergo a process of filtering up that residual substances can be removed from the body. The amount of water you consume is not always divided by the same amount to filter on each kidney, depending on the condition of the blood vessels flowing in the kidney. The size of blood vessels that enter the kidney is not necessarily the same. The size of the blood vessels plays a role in determining the amount of blood flow that the kidneys can filter. If one of the blood vessels becomes narrowed for example due to a buildup of cholesterol / atherosclerosis, then the blood flow in these blood vessels decreases so that the automatic amount of blood entering the kidneys from these blood vessels will decrease. Then if the function of one kidney is disrupted, then the filtered blood in the kidney can be reduced. Thus, the amount of blood filtered by each kidney is not always the same. Hopefully this information can help explain to you.