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Kidney is working about 3 percent, not on dialysis. Can it repair by itself?

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my kidney is working about 3 percent what does it mean and was told I'm lucky I am not on dialysis. Can my kidney repair it self if I drink a lot of water and stay away from salt.
Posted Sun, 15 Sep 2013 in Kidney Conditions
Answered by Dr. Venkat Sivayogi 45 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Kidney disease is estimated on GFR/e-GFR values

Detailed Answer:
Welcome to Healthcare Magic,

As per the description of your problem, We cannot estimate the kidney function on percentage basis but kidney function will be estimated on basis of Measured GFR(GFR-glomerular filtration rate) or e-GFR (estimated-glomerular filtartion rate)

According to the GFR value the kidney disease can be divided into various stages.

For only end stage renal disease patients, it requires dialysis.

If you want to check various stages, please click the link below:

Hope i have cleared your query,
If you need any further clarifications, let me know.
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