The kidney is one of the most important part of our body because they remove waste and filter about 45 gallons of blood every day. So when they stop working, waste and fluids builds up and starts damaging our body which eventually leads to problems like high blood pressure and kidney failure. People with end-stage renal disease need to have waste removed from their bloodstream via a machine (dialysis) or a kidney transplant to stay alive. Someone experiencing a chronic kidney disease is only left with two options. Either they can get a transplant to receive a healthy kidney from a donor. Or they can start getting dialysis. Whereas many people choose to get a kidney transplant and live a better, healthier and active life.
Kidney transplant is a surgical procedure which is done to place a healthy kidney from a live or deceased donor into a person whose kidneys are no longer functioning properly.
A kidney transplant which is successfully done, can improve the quality of your life and reduce the risk of dying. Moreover, people who undergo kidney transplantation do not require anymore dialysis treatment.
To prevent your body from rejecting the new kidney, you'll need medications to to keep your immune system going healthy. In some cases, the anti-rejection medications make your body more prone to infections, your doctor may also prescribe antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal medications to keep you healthy.
After the transplant, you need to get your regular check-ups done by your doctor so he can know if there’s something going wrong.