How are you? Kidney function is usually measured in percentages. Two normal kidneys account for 100% of kidney function. A single kidney provides about 50% of kidney function. One can lead a normal life with one kidney as long as the single kidney remains healthy. When kidney function drops to less than 50% of normal, the risk of health problems increases.
Serious health problems are more frequent when kidney function drops to below 20%.
Dialysis or transplant is necessary if kidney function falls to 15% or below. Drink plenty of water and it would be best to discuss with your doctor your current health status ad proper management suited for you. A referral to a nephrologist may be indicated.
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