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If my kidneys are barely working, can my kidney function ever return to normal?

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Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Rarely

The answer depends on whether the kidney dysfunction developed quickly or over a long period of time.
If there was something that caused the kidneys to fail that can be corrected such as dehydration or a medication, the kidneys can recover. However if the condition developed over many years associated with a chronic disease such as diabetes high blood pressure or glomerulonephritis than the likelihood of recovery is low.

In brief: Rarely

The answer depends on whether the kidney dysfunction developed quickly or over a long period of time.
If there was something that caused the kidneys to fail that can be corrected such as dehydration or a medication, the kidneys can recover. However if the condition developed over many years associated with a chronic disease such as diabetes high blood pressure or glomerulonephritis than the likelihood of recovery is low.
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