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What Happens If One Kidney Fails
See below: If one kidne were to stop working in rare scenarios, the other would continue working to whatever capacity it is capable off and if it were healthy to begin with , will grow bigger and perform 10-20% more in function over a period of time. ...Read more
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
Not necessarily: If one kidney fails, the other kidney (if healthy) will compensate by increasing the blood flow (GFR) through it. If one kidney fails completely, the other will have more filtration but it does not necessarily weaken. The caveat is if the process that caused the first kidney to fail persists (such as diabetes, or hypertension), then this could cause the other kidney to fail as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have chronic kidney disease im 22 years old but i feel someone made me to have kidney failure is this possible ? can any one make others kidney fail
Not likely: One cannot make another person's kidneys fail by which-craft. It is possible to give someone chemicals that would damage the kidneys, however, I doubt that was what happened. There are many causes of kidney failure but it would take examination, history, urine and other tests to determine the cause. I hope that you are under the care of a doctor for treatment. ...Read more
It depends: Acute kidney failure can happen for several reasons (blood loss, obstruction, toxin damage, immune response to name a few). The kidneys lose the ability to produce urine and eliminate waste, and you can get electrolyte imbalances, uremia, and acid base imbalances. If the damage happens over a longer period of time, you can get hypertension, heart failure, bone fractures, and anemia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Uremia: When the kidneys fail, usually a slow process, the blood collects toxins including urea - mostly end products of metabolism and you will get extremely sick. It is commonly associated with changes in blood pressure and requires serious attention by a renal specialist. Sometimes a kidney transplantation might be needed. ...Read more
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