There are always two options for Kidney Failure patients to prolong their lifespan, namely, dialysis and kidney transplant. When kidney transplant is necessary for Kidney Failure patients?
Treatment for Kidney Failure
Kidney Failure, or End stage Renal Disease (ESRD) needs treatment to prevent life threatening consequences of the waste product build up leading to coma and death. In these situations, dialysis is an option.
A device is used to filter the blood as it flows through it and the filtered blood is then injected back into the body. This is a time consuming, expensive procedure and is associated with a myriad of side effects and risks of infection etc.
Kidney transplant, if possible, is usually the preferred option because it is much less inconvenient than having dialysis. If dialysis doesn’t work, namely, the kidneys cannot produce any urine, kidney transplant is necessary.
When can Kidney Failure patients take kidney transplant?
A kidney transplant may be performed regardless of age of the recipient (patient who requires the kidney) provided they have a general health status that can withstand the major operation, there is a good chance of transplant success and the person is aware and willing to comply with taking immunosuppressant medications after the transplant to prevent rejection of the new organ by the body’s immune system.
Who cannot use a kidney transplant?
-Patients in whom kidney transplant cannot be performed include:
-those with a widespread cancer,
-those with an active infection,
-those with liver or heart disease,
-those with AIDS.
Are there any alternatives to kidney transplant?
In our hospital, we mainly use Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that can improve blood circulation and enhance kidney function. Based on these medicines, we innovate several natural therapies, and have helped patients from about one hundred countries. They can finally reduce frequency of dialysis and avoid kidney transplant. Welcome your consultation!