When your kidneys lose their filtering ability, harmful levels of fluid and waste builds up in your body, which raises your blood pressure and often results in kidney failure. End-stage renal disease happens when the kidneys have lost about 90% of their ability to function normally.
A kidney transplant is typically the treatment of choice for kidney failure. But for certain people, a kidney transplant may be riskier than dialysis.
Although kidney transplantation can treat advanced kidney disease, it is not a cure.
The health risks of receiving a kidney transplant include those directly associated with the surgery itself, side effects of taking medications, and rejection of the donor organ.
The procedure takes around four hours. You should be out of bed in a day or so, and home within a week.
According to several studies, 93 per cent of kidney transplants still work at the end of a year and 83 per cent work at the end of 3 years. The cost of transplant varies from USD 6,636 to USD 26,545.