Kidney Transplant

Kidney Transplant

Kidney is one of the most vital organs in human body. It is responsible to perform an important function of the body. It filters waste from your blood and excretes that waste out of the body in the form of urine. Kidney also helps the human body to maintain the body fluid and electrolyte balance. A kidney transplant is also known as a renal transplant. A kidney transplant is a surgery used to insert the healthy kidney to a patient.

Types of Kidney Transplant

  • Deceased-donor kidney transplant
  • Living-donor kidney transplant (ABO Compatible & ABO Incompatible)

Patients who are not candidates for kidney transplantation or who have to wait for a Donor can usually be treated with either hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis.

Who is Eligible for Kidney Transplant?

  • The individual should not have any serious underlying medical conditions like cancer, advanced heart disease, liver disease, uncontrolled mental illness, etc.
  • The individual should not smoke, consume alcohol or use illicit drugs
  • The individual should not be of advanced age.
  • The donor should not be diabetic.
  • The donor should be healthy and also typically blood relative in family or brain dead cadavaric donor.
  • There is also a big shortage of organ donors.
  • After transplant, life long medicines are required along with periodic checkups with specialists to avoid rejection of the transplanted kidney.

When be will Kidney Transplantation Needed?

As the kidneys lose their ability to function, fluid, waste products, and electrolytes begin to build up in the blood. Dialysis should begin before kidney disease has advanced to the point where life-threatening complications occur. This usually takes many months or years after kidney disease is first discovered, although sometimes severe kidney failure is discovered for the first time in people who were not previously known to have kidney disease.

After your successful kidney transplant, compared to being on dialysis it will important to have a healthy well balanced diet to help protect your new kidney

  • Drink Adequate Water & Other Healthy Fluid
  • Eat a Healthy Diet
  • Maintain Your Weight
  • Quit Smoking
  • Avoid Raw Food
  • Follow food safety guidelines
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