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Kidney Transplant - the simplified guide

A simplified pictorial presentation on Kidney Transplant Procedure outlining the donor and recipient criteria, do's and dont's.

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Kidney Transplant - the simplified guide

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  1. Kidney Transplant Deepam Meditours (Medical Tourism Company)

  2. What is a Kidney? • Kidneys are two bean shaped organs • Primarily filter waste from the blood before converting them to urine. • They maintain the salt level in the body and regulate the blood pressure. • Kidney failure is a condition in which the kidney’s lose their filtering ability and waste starts accumulating in our body

  3. Reasons of End Stage Renal Disease /Chronic Renal Disease • Malignant Hypertension • Chronic Infections • Diabetes Mellitus • Genetic causes – polycystic Kidney disease • Autoimmune conditions such as Lupus • Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis

  4. Kidney Transplant • Kidney Transplant also called Renal Transplant is a surgical process in which a functioning and healthy kidney called the donor kidney is grafted to the recipient whose both kidneys have stopped functioning normally.

  5. Kidney Donor Criteria • Good health • Between 18-60 year old • Blood type should be same or compatible with recipient • Donor must undergo some test. Would you like to Ask a question to our Expert? Email us : info@deepammeditours.com Call us: +91-9810085065

  6. Unsuitable Candidate for donor as well as recipient. • Cancer • Diabetes • Kidney Disease • Heart Disease • Liver Disease • Sickle Cell Disease • HIV or Hepatitis

  7. Types of Donors • Living Donor • Kidney donation is possible from a blood relative (parents, siblings, and children), friend or spouse, to ensure less possible risk. • Donor health must be stable enough to undergo transplantation with excellent chances of success. • Deceased/Cadaveric Donor • Donor has recently died.

  8. Test Before The Kidney Transplant • Blood Test – Blood type, HLA & Antibodies • X-rays • Ultrasound • Kidney biopsy • Electrocardiogram

  9. During Surgery • Hospital stay is 4-5 days for a kidney transplant. • The surgery usually takes 3 or 4 hours. • It is a procedure that places a healthy kidney from another person into the body.  • A surgeon places the new kidney inside the lower abdomen and connects the artery and vein of the new kidney to the artery and vein.  • The new kidney will start making urine as soon as your blood starts flowing through it.

  10. Kidney Transplant Risk Factors • Blood Clots • Urine Leakage • Bruising or Bleeding More Easily • Thinning of the Bones • An Increased Risk of Infections • An Increased Risk of Diabetes • High Blood Pressure • Weight Gain • Abdominal Pain

  11. How long do Kidney Transplants Last? Source: Webmed.com

  12. Post Transplant Care • Eating healthy diet low in fat, sugar and salt will help control weight and blood sugar, limit fluid retention and control blood pressure.

  13. Recommendations • Stop smoking if you smoke • Eat a healthy diet • Lose weight if you are overweight or obese

  14. !! Seek HELP Now !! Get Best Kidney Surgeons & Specialists at one place……. info@deepammeditours.com | +91-9810085065 | www.deepammeditours.com

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