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If a child born with one kidney, can live a normal life ?

Can a child who is born with just one kidney live a normal life? What can you advise him to do?
Asked On : Wed, 9 Mar 2011
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Ayurveda Specialist 's  Response
It is not unusual for people to have only one kidney to do the work that two kidneys ordinarily do. Many people are born with a single kidney - this occurs in about one out of 750 people. This is not usually due to a particular disease or an illness, it is just a variation of nature. Being born with a single kidney is more common in males, and the left kidney is more often absent.
A single kidney will grow faster and larger than a normal kidney. For this reason, people with this condition usually have entirely normal kidney function when measured. The increased growth of the single kidney assists in compensating for the absence of the function of a second kidney.
the child with one kidney can live normal life except for very hard work
Answered: Wed, 16 Mar 2011
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Homeopath Dr. Arif. K. Kaware's  Response
Yes the child with one kidney can live normal life except for very hard work ;vigorous exercise;football;hockey ;or sports that demand too much energy.Other than that he can lead a normal life.
Answered: Wed, 9 Mar 2011
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The condition is k nown as UNILATERAL RENAL AGENESIS. Yes they can lead a fairly normal life , as that kidney tried to compensate. But there are chances that he/she may have other congenital problems/defects, which if present must have been revealed by now.
Also chances of developing hypertension (high blood pressure ) are there , for which medication is available.. One has to be regular with check ups (blood pressure, urine tests ) and always be vigilant.
Dietary modifications are needed for some, low salt, low- moderate protein intake, avoiding alcohol/coffee/beverages in excess.
Most people find out later in life, and accidently that they have had only one kidney for most of there lives.
Hope for the best
Answered: Wed, 9 Mar 2011
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