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Meth and the Kidneys

The kidneys filter the blood and get rid of fluid wastes through urine.  Crystal is filtered by, then excreted through the kidneys.  Kidneys also balance the acid level in your body's fluids. 

CONCERNS

* Crystal constricts blood vessels in the kidneys.
* With less blood flow, the kidneys produce less urine. Toxic wastes get recycled back into the bloodstream.
* When toxic blood reaches the brain, you can get headaches and suffer confusion.
* Urine becomes very concentrated and sits in the bladder. This can result in bladder infections.  Kidneys can get inflamed. 
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