Kidney Transplantation or Renal Transplantation is the organ transplant surgery of completely failed kidneys of a patient with healthy donor’s kidney who’s both the kidneys are working in good condition. Thus, after the surgery both the man can continue to lead a healthy and normal life. After the transplant, the healthy kidney takes over the functions of nonworking kidneys in the patient.
Reasons for Kidney Transplant
Their primary role of the kidney is to filter waste products from the blood before converting them to urine. When kidneys lose their filtering ability, dangerous levels of fluid and waste accumulate in your body — a condition known as kidney failure or end-stage renal disease. Various conditions can damage your kidneys, including both primary kidney diseases and other conditions that affect the kidneys.
High blood pressure and High Diabetes also is a result of damage from kidney disease. Untreated kidney failure can have a large impact on the person’s Heart and overall body functions.
- Diabetes mellitus
- High blood pressure
- Polycystic Kidney Disease
- Severe anatomical problems of the urinary tract
The need for a kidney transplant arises when a person’s kidneys have lost all their functions and Dialysis treatment replaces the function of the kidneys, which normally serve as the body’s natural filtration system. Dialysis treatment replaces the function of the kidneys, which normally serve as the body’s natural filtration system. Through the use of a blood filter and a chemical solution known as dialysate, the treatment removes waste products and excess fluids from the bloodstream, while maintaining the proper chemical balance of the blood.
Kidney transplant remains the only cure for chronic kidney disease or end-stage renal disease.
Benefits & Advantages of Kidney Transplant
- No more dialysis schedules
- Increased strength, stamina, and energy
- Lead a relatively normal lifestyle
- Have a regular diet and more normal fluid intake
- Anemia, a common problem with kidney failure, might be corrected after transplantation
- Reduced medication post-transplant if you have hypertension (high blood pressure)
Cost of Surgery
The cost of Kidney Transplant varies from $10000 to $30000 depending on other factors and one geographic area to another.