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How does a atrophied kidney affect a person and is there any treatment?

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Your kidneys filter the blood in your body of all the toxins, and things you dont need anymore. Urine comes from your kidneys. If your kidneys are not working properly, they can spill needed nutrients from your body into your urine, this causes unbalance in your body chemisty that can lead to a plethera of secondary symptoms.

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If you have normal renal function (blood test) then forgetabout it.  You can live very well on one third of one kidney assuming it it working properly.  Make sure to tell your doctors about your condition especially before surgery.

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