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Live Kidney Transplant

Medical treatments, procedures some of which that were uncommon are often heard in current times. Such treatments may be commonly heard, but are given after all other course of treatment fail. Bone marrow transplant, organ transplant in Pune are some of the complex procedures performed for life threatening conditions. These procedures are as complex as they sound and needs experience and expertise to carry them.

Organ transplant as the name suggests, involves replacing a defunct organ in a recipient from a living or deceased donor. Of all the organ transplants, kidney and liver are more common though sometimes it is also performed for the pancreas. Some other transplants include bone marrow in which the fluid of the bones is replaced for cancer or other life threatening situations. Any of these procedures are performed if transplant is the only recourse to survival.

What happens in a kidney transplant? What leads to a kidney transplant? These are some questions that can come to mind of individuals who may be unaware of the procedure. Any person diagnosed of kidney problem, for which either one or both kidneys do not function problem has to undergo treatment. The condition can happen due to many reasons some of the common ones are high blood pressure, diabetes and some more.

End stage renal disease is an indicator of kidney transplant regardless of the primary cause. It is a stage in which both the kidneys fail to function, either the patient has to undergo dialysis regularly or a kidney transplant. Dialysis is a viable option only up to a certain stage, after which transplant is the only recourse to survival. From whom can the recipient receive a kidney? Do the donor and recipient need to be related? They need not necessarily. Kidney transplant can happen either from a living or deceased donor, further which living transplants could be “living-related” or “living non-related” transplants.

Surviving with a kidney transplant depends significantly on the pre-existing conditions of the patient. The procedure merely extends patient’s life by a few years than if kept on dialysis. The longevity is more for younger patients could be anywhere from 10 to 15 years, though there is data for 75 years old individuals the oldest recipient group to have survived four years after the transplant. A complex procedure, regardless, people who undergo the procedure have more energy, less diet restrictions and fewer complications than dialysis.

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