March is National Kidney Month. Kidney health is so important, but seniors can face certain challenges when it comes to kidney function. This guide from HealthinAging.org looks at the causes, symptoms, care and treatment of kidney problems in older adults
Our kidneys are normally more than capable of meeting the body’s demands, so there is a built-in reserve of kidney function, even as we age. Older kidneys, however, may not be as resilient as younger ones if they have been stressed. Because the kidneys are important in regulating a variety of bodily functions, you may eventually develop problems requiring medical attention if your kidneys are not working well.