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MBBS, MD - Medicine, DM - Nephrology
Additional Director and Senior Consultant - Nephrology
MBBS, MSc - General Surgery, DNB - Urinary Surgery
Director and HOD - Urology
Urologist, Renal Transplant Specialist, Uro Oncologist
MBBS, MS - General Surgery, DNB - General Surgery
Senior Consultant - Nephrology and Renal Transplant
Renal Transplant Specialist
What is End-stage renal disease?
End-stage renal disease is commonly known as kidney failure or end-stage kidney disease. It is the last stage of Chronic Kidney Disease, a condition where a kidney loses its efficiency gradually. By the last stage, the kidney is unable to carry out its basic functions by itself.
The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs in the human body, responsible for filtering blood and letting toxins and other harmful waste products out of the body through urine. When the kidneys fail, levels of waste fluids and toxins can rise in the body and the electrolyte balance is disturbed.
What are the symptoms of End-stage renal disease (ESRD)?
Usually, when Chronic Kidney Disease is in its initial stage, there might be no or minimal symptoms. It is only when CKD progresses towards the last stage, i.e., End-stage renal disease, that it shows significant symptoms, including:
Swelling in feet and ankles
Problems in sleeping
Shortness of breath and chest pain (if the fluid has build up in lungs)
Loss of appetite
Consult a doctor if you have persistent signs and symptoms of kidney disease.
What are the treatment options available for End-stage renal disease?
There is no cure for ESRD, but there are treatment options available that can increase life and its quality for patients.
Kidney transplant is a surgical procedure where a diseased kidney is replaced with a healthy kidney from a donor. It involves several days of hospital stay after the surgery is done and takes quite some time for recovery. Anti-rejection medications also have to be taken for the rest of the life, so that the immune system does not reject the transplanted kidney. Studies suggest that people with kidney transplants live longer than people who rely on dialysis.
Dialysis is another option for treating kidney failure. This procedure makes use of a machine to carry out a kidney’s function (filtering the blood) when it has failed. This prevents waste fluids from building up in the body and helps in sustaining life of the patient with kidney failure. It also helps in maintaining the electrolyte balance in the body.
When can a patient return to work and daily routine after a kidney transplant?
After the kidney transplant surgery, it generally takes eight weeks or more for patients to recover completely and return to their day to day routines and work but every person’s recovery time can be different and the duration after which you can return to work is specifically decided by your healthcare provider, depending on many factors.
After the surgery, the patient is required to go through a rigorous follow-up procedure. It involves regular checkups during the first year, involving several blood tests in a week. It is required to make sure that the new kidney is working and enough anti-rejection medicine is given.
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