Kidney transplant

What is Kidney transplant

A kidney transplant, also known as a renal transplant, is the transplanting of a kidney into a person with end-stage kidney damage.

When your kidneys lose their ability to filter, dangerous quantities of fluid and waste build up in your body, raising your blood pressure and leading to renal failure (end-stage kidney disease). When the kidneys have lost roughly 90% of their capacity to operate normally, it is called end-stage renal disease.

During the transplant process, your transplant team can also provide you with additional helpful tools and coping methods, such as

Locating rehabilitation services.
Setting reasonable expectations and goals.
Joining a transplant support group.
Nutrition and diet

Other Disorders

Nephrotic syndrome is a collection of symptoms that indicate your kidneys aren’t functioning properly. Excessive high protein in the urine, not enough protein in the blood, too much fat or cholesterol in the blood, and edema are some of the symptoms.

Nephrotic syndrome can affect anybody, although it is somewhat more frequent in males than in women. It occurs most frequently in children between the ages of 2 and 6. Many additional variables might raise your risk.

Acute kidney injury or AKI refers to the reduced functioning or complete shutdown of the kidneys due to an acute insult to the body. It may be caused by various kinds of infections or may also be due ingestion of certain medicines. Among other conditions excessive dehydration may also lead to AKI. AKI affects the bodily acid base balance as well as electrolyte and fluid balance. If managed in time once can be prevented from  excessive long term damage. 

High blood pressure is also known as hypertension. It can cause serious health problems and raise the risk of kidney disease, heart disease, stroke, and even death.  Blood pressure is affected by the amount of blood your heart pumps and the degree of resistance to blood flow in your arteries. The more blood your heart pumps and the smaller your arteries grow, the higher your blood pressure is.  Proper monitoring at home is required to control your blood pressure. If managed early in course and effectively, long term damage to your body can be prevented. 

We at Zenith also provide facilities for 24 hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring. This is gold standard technique for both diagnosing and managing hypertension. In this a small machine is tied to your arm and one can carry on with normal activities including professional work. The machine records blood pressure at regular intervals and an in depth analysis done by the doctor can help in revealing the factors for a spurt or drop in your blood pressure. The night time readings also can help your doctor in estimating long term prognosis. As we have a 24 hour record, the medications can be given accordingly and help you keep your pressure in control for a longer duration. 

Chronic renal disease, often known as chronic kidney disease (CKD), is a progressive deterioration of kidney function. 

Although being diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is frightening, there are actions you may do to prolong kidney function if you find out early on. If you work closely with your doctor, you may be able to maintain a healthy quality of life even if you have renal disease.

Treatment for chronic renal illness tries to stop kidney damage from progressing by treating the underlying cause. There are now medicines available to delay the progression of Chronic Kidney Disease and prevent or delay dialysis or renal replacement therapy. the patient 

Chronic kidney disease can progress to end-stage kidney failure, which requires renal replacement therapy (dialysis or renal transplantation)

We at Zenith, believe in trying to control kidney damage and slow the progression of CKD. In the eventuality of requiring dialysis and or transplantation, we do so with our associated hospitals and help you live a healthier life. 

Although it is frightening to hear the term dialysis, this the most common treatment used world over for patients with end stage kidney disease. We at zenith help you understand the entire process of dialysis as well as initiate it in the best possible manner. Dialysis patients if managed properly can have a long survival with a health life on regular maintenance haemodialysis. 

Glomerulonephritis (GN) is an inflammation of the glomeruli, which are small blood artery structures in your kidneys. These tangles of veins aid in the filtering of your blood and the removal of superfluous fluids. Your kidneys will cease working correctly if your glomeruli are destroyed, and you may develop renal failure.

Nephrotic syndrome and nephritis are two more names you may hear. The signs and symptoms of glomerulonephritis vary depending on whether you have acute or chronic glomerulonephritis, as well as the aetiology. Symptoms or the results of a regular urinalysis may be your first clue that anything is amiss. These are a myriad of disorders with various causes and can be managed efficiently with regular consultation with a kidney disease specialist. 

Nephrotic syndrome in particular is a condition where excessively high protein is lost in the urine leading to welling of face and limbs. 

Nephrotic syndrome can affect anybody, although it is somewhat more frequent in males than in women. It occurs most frequently in children between the ages of 2 and 6. Many additional variables might raise your risk.

Both these conditions if diagnosed early can be managed and treated specially nephrotic syndrome in children. 

The medical word for blood in the pee is hematuria.

Hematuria can be caused by a variety of illnesses and diseases. Infections, renal illness, cancer, and uncommon blood diseases are among them. Blood may be visible or present in such minute amounts that it is not apparent to the human eye.

Treatment for hematuria may include medicines to remove a urinary tract infection, prescription medication to reduce an enlarged prostate, or shock wave therapy to break up bladder or kidney stones, depending on the cause. In certain situations, there is no need for therapy. After therapy, check with your doctor to make sure there’s no more blood in your urine.

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