Facts & Info about Kidney Transplantation - Tips on Healthy Kidney

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Facts & Info about Kidney Transplantation - Tips on Healthy Kidney
Kidney transplants were performed by placing a (transplanted) healthy kidney from a donor into the body of patients with renal failure.

The new kidney is expected to take over the duties of the two patients whose kidneys have been damaged.

Kidney transplants are generally performed in patients with end-stage renal failure.

Renal failure patients generally have three alternative treatment: hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and kidney transplantation.

Many patients choose a kidney transplant because it offers 'freedom' larger, instead of having to do dialysis (dialysis) life routine, for example.

Before the kidney transplants performed, the patient must consult a doctor to determine the risk, and whether transplantation is the best option.

Kidney transplantation does not cure the disease, but it can prevent a patient perform procedures such as health remain a lifetime dialysis.

Healthy kidneys can come from donors who have died or come from family members who are still alive. It should be noted that the wait for a new kidney can take a long time.

After a transplant, patients must take drugs so that the body does not reject the new kidney transplant outcomes.

Transplant is usually performed for end-stage renal failure patients with 10% or less remaining normal kidney function.

Disease causing end-stage renal failure including the malignant hypertension, infections, diabetes mellitus and glomerulonephritis, which consists of the genetic causes polycystic kidney disease and congenital disorders such as lupus and Goodpasture's syndrome.

Before deciding to have a kidney transplant there are some things to consider and ask your doctor include survival rates, costs, availability of equipment and expertise.