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Diagnosed CKD, ultrasound done left kidney non functional. On Renolog, calcium. Cure for symptoms?

Hi my father 78 yr has been diagnosed with CKD where the ultrasound showed a constricted left kidney that is non functional due to the shrinkage & impaired right kidney 20% - 30%. He is currently taking 2 tb of Renolog after lunch & dinner along with calcium & other suppliments. Are there any chances for his right kidney to recover & avoid the need of dialysis in the future.
Asked On : Sat, 12 Oct 2013
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If the damage to the kidneys is due to an acute or short term condition then it is possible that the damage would be reversible and he could regain function.
Acute damage occur in situation such as infections, blood clots, trauma, dehydration, inflammation, obstruction.
These are only a few examples.

If the damage is long standing and potentially continuing then it is unlikely that any reversal would occur.

You may want to discuss the prognosis with his doctor.

I hope this helps
Answered: Sat, 12 Oct 2013
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