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Is it possible for a human to only have one kidney as a birth defect?
One fully functioning kidney has the ability to clear all wastes from the body (that two kidneys would have), since healthy humans use only about 20-25% of their kidney capaci…ty). Nothing, you will still function 100% fine. However, im not sure if it is still the same now, but you cant join the defence force with only 1 kidney.
There is no way to know if you have one kidney. One kidney can easily do the job of two. Any urinary problems should be checked by a doctor to determine the cause.
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It is possible to regenerate (synthesize) kidneys if appropriate template is available. The procedure is called Tissue engineering wherein ,scientists try to grow the en…tire organ with the help of growth factors and stem cells. organogenesis as of now has only been a topic for research and no evidence for its progress has been cited. Hence this is purely theoritical.
Human have 2 kidneys but one does half the work and the other does the other half
The body needs to purge the "impurities" it obtains by way of consumption of liquid and food. By doing this the kidneys through diffusion of certain substances, mainly salt or… NaCl, diffuses things that the body does not need out of the kidneys and into the urine for expulsion from the body. Now pending any significant increase in impurities the body can suffice with only one kidney working the filtration and expulsion routine . Persons who have donated a kidney are told to withhold from substances, foods, drinks etc. that can cause the kidney to over exert itself. Your kidneys are there to: 1. filter wastes and extra fluid from your blood 2. keep the proper balance of minerals like sodium, phosphorus, calcium, and potassium in your blood 3. help maintain a healthy blood pressure 4. make hormones that keep your blood and bones healthy, one of them is all that is really needed to do this job. You can survive on one kidney since having only one can still do all this but there are still some small problems that come with having only one kidney. They are small and will you might not notice them till a while(years) later. The affects are: 1. High blood pressure 2. Proteinuria (Excessive protein in the urine, this can be a sign of kidney damage) 3. Reduced GFR (The glomerular filtration rate, this will affect how well your blood is cleaned.) They will not affect your health if they are under control, so see you doctor regularly to make sure they are. (i hope this answered your question, and lists from http:/kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/solitarykidney Having only one kidney is actually not uncommon. As long as the one kidney is doing the job, many people never know they only have one. My nephew in 3rd grade found out last year he only has one. MOST of the problems listed above are not actually common for people with only one kidney.
They don't. Twins are an example of more than one baby. But from your view, our cells are complicated and to have more than one baby would take much more energy than is sensib…le.
Yes, it is possible.
No. You have two kidneys.
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yes, but if you lose 2 kidneys.. you die. Its harder to live on 1 kidney.
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Nope. He recently got an operation and now has two kidneys.
Simple - humans only need half of one kidney to provide all the blood filtration necessary to maintain life. Having one whole kidney provides a 100% reserve in case of infecti…on, illness or kidney disease. Having two kidneys is mostly a protective feature - if you lose one kidney, you still won't die.
It is ok for you to have only one kidney. The kidneys are quite amazing. The remaining kidney will often grow in size and will function very well on its own, easily taking… over the job of the missing kidney. Someone with only one kidney should however be careful not to damage the remaining kidney with heavy drinking, smoking or drug use.