“Diuretic” is just fancy talk for “Gotta pee!” ☕️☕️☕️💦💦💦 

Medically speaking, diuresis is a condition in which the kidneys filter excessive amounts of bodily fluids and increase the production of urine. A diuretic is a substance, like coffee or water pills, which stimulates this urine-producing function.

A medical condition called polyuria is the excessive and frequent passage of urine. It can be an indicator of diabetes mellitus, and occurs in other conditions such as: polycystic kidney disease, sickle cell disease, pyelonephritis (kidney infection), amyloidosis (deposits of a substance called amyloid in the kidneys), Sjogren Syndrome, and myeloma. Quite a bladderfull!

You can get your own diuretic-free bladder plush in our shop.

Want to keep your kidney and give an eraser instead? Check out our new happy organ erasers and give one kidney or twelve.

Kidneystones2Ever wondered what kidney stones are? They're really just a bunch of minerals that clump together instead of staying dissolved in the pee that the kidneys make. Just a little reminder to STAY HYDRATED during the summer! For more specific info on these little buggers, here's a ton of info about kidney stones.
kidneyHave you ever thought about selling one of your kidneys on the black market? You probably remember hearing about the kid who sold one of his kidneys so he could afford an iPad in 2011. Today there's another kid who just sold his kidney - for less than the going rate! Apparently it suddenly became urgent for him to pay off his video game debt. Seems like he could have come up with ~$3200 in a less drastic way. But then again, teens have a less than matured Pre-frontal cortex in their brain. Fun Facts: Iran is the only country where selling one's own kidney is legal. O- blood can be donated to anyone! Organs you can live without: Spleen, Gallbladder, Appendix, Intestines, parts of Liver (it can regrow), and reproductive organs. You could also argue that you can live without eyes, ears, or nose- but it depends how you define Living!