Is it true you can survive with only one kidney?

Yes. Absolutely, many people live normal life spans with one kidney without any medical issues. If a patient receive kidney transplant, they essentially are living a normal lifespan with just one kidney.
Yes. Most people can live with only one kidney - provided that kidney has normal function. Patients with medical problems like hypertension and diabetes may have decreased kidney function.
Yes. Absolutely. People who have had a transplant have one one kidney, and donors also have only one kidney. Sometimes a person has had kidney damage he or she doesn't know about, and only one is working. It is important to keep BP in a good range, and to have kidney function monitored at least annually, if you only have one kidney.
Yes. Absolutely, many people live normal life spans with one kidney without any medical issues. If a patient receive kidney transplant, they essentially are living a normal lifespan with just one kidney.
Yes. Absolutely. Many people lose, donate, or are born without one of their kidneys, and do just fine. It's very important for these people to take care of their one kidney, however, by staying hydrated, managing blood pressure approriately, and avoiding kidney-toxic medications such as Ibuprofen and Naproxen ("nsaids") as much as possible.
Yes. A person can survive normally with only one kidney. When one kidney is surgically removed, the other kidney can compensate and perform the work of two. This is how one can be a living kidney donor.
Yes. A donor gives a kidney for transplant. The transplanted patient receives 1 kidney. They both live with 1 kidney.
Yes. Many people do quite well with only one kidney. However, someone with only one functioning kidney should take extra care to protect it. Dehydration can harm your kidneys. So can high doses of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids) like Ibuprofen or naproxen. Someone with one kidney should consult their physician before using nsaids.
Yes. Yes, some people are born with one functional kidney, and some people can donate a kidney and still live with their other functioning kidney.
Yes. It has been shown that within 3 days of losing one kidney (for whatever reason) that the other compensates and your kidney function returns to normal. In fact, you can lose up to 70% of your kidney function before ever having changes in your blood work. Additionally, some people are born with only one kidney and never know it.
Yes. Plenty of people are living donors, and donating a kidney is a wonderful life giving gift. It is very feasible to live with just one kidney.
Yes. You only need one functioning kidney.
Yes. In general, your body only needs one functioning kidney. In fact some people are born with one kidney and lead completely normal, healthy lives.
Yes. Absolutely you can survive and even lead a relatively normal life with just one functioning kidney. Some people are even born with just one kidney as well. There are certain recommendations that one should follow with only one kidney as it would be wise to protect that kidney which may include careful drug and athletic participation choices.
Yes. People who lose a kidney due to an injury or a tumor, usually do fine with one kidney. This is why people can donate a kidney to someone in kidney failure.
Yes. That is why some people can donate one of their kidneys and survive the rest of their life on 1 kidney.
Yes. For example donors can donate one kidney to a recipient and still function normally.
Yes. You can absolutely survive with only one kidney. It is not uncommon for people to be born with only one kidney. This is also what enables people to be able to donate kidneys to relatives or friends while they are still alive. The only problem with having only one kidney is that if the second kidney is damaged, the risk of kidney failure increases since there is no backup.
Yes. When one kidney is removed, the other kidney, assuming it functions normally, can hyperfilter toxins and effectively keep levels of said toxins in a normal range for many years.
Yes. Many people live normal lives with one kidney. It is important to know this information if you are to receive a radiology study that uses intravenous contrast (dye) since the dose used will be less.
Yes. As with many organs, there is enough reserve to compensate for some loss of function. People with only one kidney can lead a normal life.