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I have one good kidney, will have other removed, does not function. would amino acids supplement be safe to take? i dont want to harm my good kidney.

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Dr. John Munshower answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

As a person's kidney function diminishes, the dietary restrictions needed to compensate are increased. One of the more difficult dietary changes to master is protein requirements, so I would discuss with your kidney specialist before taking these supplements. Best wishes.

Answered Jul 11, 2014

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Dr. Robert Varady answered

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Basic amino acids are in your diet, and shouldn't pose a challenge to you kidney, but why take anything that could potentially harm your kidney? Too much of a good thing is too much. You need to be careful to avoid things that are nephrotoxic, that includes medicine too

Answered Jul 12, 2016

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Dr. Diane Minich answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

You can get all you need by eating a good balanced diet.

Answered Jul 12, 2016

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