Would having an absence in your kidney cause you to

Patient

Q: 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

A:   Thank you for writing to ATD.

The metabolism of any product is by the kidney and the liver. The kidney can help you to 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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