Kidney transplantation and care after kidney transplant

Kidney transplantation

Kidney transplantation

Dialysis is given to patient after kidney transplant. Transplantation of donors kidney to treat end stage renal disease is called as kidney transplantation. Usually living donors kidney are used for transplantation, and a biological relation between donor and recipient is important.

Need for kidney transplantation:- End stage kidney diseases such as,

  • Malignant hypertension,
  • Infections, diabetes mellitus and
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • genetic causes include polycystic kidney disease

these problems lead to very less glomerular filtration and in kidney transplantation is needed.

Kidney transplantation and care

The kidney transplanted individuals should undergo Peritoneal or hemodialysis until the transplanted kidneys starts to work properly. Infection control is also very important as the chance of infection is very high after kidney transplantation.

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