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Would having an absence in your kidney cause you to

Patient: Would having an absence in your kidney cause you to metabolize illegal substances such as methamphetamines slower than if you had 2 functioning kidneys?

 

 

Doctor: Thank you for writing to ATD.The metabolism of any product is by the kidney and the liver. The kidney can help you t o excrete the product and the liver will help you change the drug. A non-functioning kidney will cause a slower excretion rate from the kidney. Anyway, you should not be taking methamphetamine without a Doctor’s prescription.Hope this helps you.

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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