A kidney transplant abroad is not just affordable, it means no waiting.
Synonyms: kidney transplant, renal transplantation, organ transplant
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Under general anesthesia the damaged kidney is removed and replaced with the donor kidney. Afterward immunosuppresive drug therapy reduces the risk of organ rejection. The surgery techniques used to replace the kidney have been around since the 1950s, however finding a matching donor often proves the most difficult part. Many patients do not find a matching donor in time. Going abroad increases your chances of finding a matching donor from a larger pool of available organs.
Symptoms for Kidney Transplant
There are many different symptoms of kidney failure because of the many different causes for kidney failure. There are different levels of severity and different cases in which other body systems are affected.
-In early stages of the disease most patients will have no symptoms at tall. This is typically because the kidneys can compensate very well for the early impairments in their function. Others may have symptoms that can be more mild, subtle or vague.
-Typically you will only experience obvious symptoms once the condition has already become severe or critical.
-Kidney failure itself is not painful. Even when it is severe the pain itself actually will come from damage that is caused to other systems.
-There are some types of kidney failure that will cause fluid retention. On the other hand, severe dehydration or fluid deficiency can cause kidney failure as well.
-Some symptoms and signs of fluid retention are- puffiness and swelling in your arms and legs. You can also experience shortness of breath due to fluid that is collecting in your lungs.
-Some symptoms and signs of dehydration are thirst, a rapid heart rate, experiencing dry mucous membranes inside the mouth and feeling weak or lethargic.
There are some other common symptoms of kidney failure and end-stage renal disease that patients typically experience. They include the following:
-Urinating less frequently
-Urinary problems- urgency
-Bleeding - Caused by impaired clotting, from any site
-Fatigue and confusion
-Nausea and vomiting
-Loss of appetite
-Pain in various areas including your muscles, joints, flanks and chest
-Bone pain and/or fractures
-Pale skin and itching
When your doctor gives you the diagnosis of end-stage renal disease, he or she will discuss your treatment options. Kidney transplantation is not for everyone. It depends on your specific situation. If you are eligible for a kidney transplant your doctor will explain to you the pros and cons of this option. As a potential candidate for transplant you must go through a medical evaluation and at that time you will be treated with dialysis.
Kidney transplantation is replacement of nonworking kidneys with a healthy kidney from a donor. The healthy kidney also known as the graft will take over the functions of your nonworking kidneys. You can live normally with only one kidney as long as that kidney functions properly.
Kidney Transplantation is a surgical operation where the doctor will place the new kidney into your abdomen and attach it to the artery that supplies blood to one of your kidney and to the vein that carries blood away from the kidney. The kidney will also be attached to the ureter. The ureter carries your urine from the kidney to your bladder. Usually your own kidneys will be left in place unless they are actually causing problems or an infection.
Although it is true that all operations come with risks, kidney transplants are not a particularly difficult or complicated procedure. It is the period post surgery that is more crucial. The medical team will watch you closely to make sure that the new kidney is working properly and that your body does not reject the kidney.
Are you eligible for a transplant?
Before you can receive a kidney transplant, you must undergo a very detailed medical evaluation to determine if you are eligible for the procedure.The evaluation process can take weeks or months and will require several visits to the transplant center for testing and examinations.The reason why the evaluation is so thorough is to test whether or not you would benefit from a kidney transplant and if your body can withstand the rigors of the surgery and antirejection medications along with being able to adjust to a new organ.
-You will be asked questions in regards to your medical history and surgical history. It is important to include all of the medications that you are taking or have taken in the past including your habits and lifestyle.
-It is also important for them to make sure that you are mentally preapared for the necessary medication regimen.
Your doctor will also give you a complete physical examination. This will include lab tests and imaging studies.
-Your doctor will get your blood and tissue type so that they can make sure your kidney donor is a match. This will help to decrease the chances of rejection.
-You will also have blood and urine tests to monitor your creatinine levels. They will also check your other organ functions and electrolyte levels.
-Your doctor will also perform x-rays, ultrasounds, CT/MRI scans, and other imaging tests to make sure your other organs are healthy and functioning.
There are some conditions that significantly increase your chance of rejecting the new kidney and may possibly make you ineligible for transplant:
-Serious heart and/or lung disease
-Hepatitis C positive
It is important that kidney donors are also in good health and undergo a thorough medical evaluation.
If you are considered eligible for a transplant PlanetHospital will make every effort to find a suitable donor that will be a match for you.
Kidney Transplant Medical Treatment
The most crucial part of any kidney transplantation is preventing rejection of the graft kidney. Different doctors use different drug combinations to help fight rejection of the transplanted kidney. The drugs that the doctor will provide you with will suppress your immune system which is naturally programmed to reject anything foreign- such as a new organ.Typical of most medications these drugs can have some unpleasant side effects
The most common immune-suppressing drugs that are used with kidney transplants are:
-Some of the most common immune-suppressing drugs used in transplantation are described here.
-Cyclosporine: This drug interferes with communication between the T cells of your immune system. It is typically started immediately after your transplant to suppress your immune system and continued indefinitely after the procedure. Some of the most common side effects include tremors, high blood pressure and even kidney damage. Typically these side effects are related to the dose and can often be reversed with proper dosing.
-Corticosteroids: This is also used to block T-cell communication. They are typically prescribed at high doses for a short period of time immediately following your transplant and again if rejection is suspected. Corticosteroids can have many different side effects. These can include easy bruising, osteoporosis, avascular necrosis, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, stomach ulcers, gaining of weight, acne and mood swings. Because of the numerous side effects, many doctors are trying to reduce the maintenance dose of the drug as much as possible or even to replace it with other drugs if they can.
-Azathioprine: This drug is used to slow down the production of your T cells in the immune system. This is usually used for long-term maintenance of immunosuppression. The most common side effects that patients have seen with this drug are suppression of the bone marrow and liver damage. Many doctors are now using a drug called mycophenolate mofetil instead.
-There are always new and innovate antirejection drugs that are coming out. Some of the new ones that doctors are using are tacrolimus, sirolimus, and mizoribin. These are used to reduce your side effects and to replace some of the other drugs after episodes of rejection.
-Some doctors are also performing experimental treatments which include using antibodies to attack specific parts of your immune system to decrease its response.
Kidney Transplants can be done in SINGAPORE, UNITES STATES and EL SALVADOR. The price range for the procedure in the above mentioned countries varies from $50,000- $120,000.
PLANETHOSPITAL can take care of all arrangements for you during your kidney trasnplant -- from helping you select the right surgeon for your unique needs and wishes, making sure your medical records are securely reviewed by the surgeons in advance, setting up an interview with the surgeons if needed, and arranging your travel and accommodations. We do all this without marking up the cost of the surgery. If you have Medicare or other insurance, let us know because we might be able to get you a reimbursement. When you arrive at the destination, a PlanetHospital concierge will be there to assist you every step of the way (for a small additional fee). So with PlanetHospital, all you have to do is show up. Your NEXT STEP is to call us or fill out the form at the right and a PlanetHospital doctor will contact you and help you begin your medical tourism experience. Be sure to read testimonials of clients who have done it before you. Under general anesthesia the damaged kidney is removed and replaced with the donor kidney. Afterward immunosuppresive drug therapy reduces the risk of organ rejection. The surgery techniques used to replace the kidney have been around since the 1950s, however finding a matching donor often proves the most difficult part. Many patients do not find a matching donor in time. Going abroad increases your chances of finding a matching donor from a larger pool of available organs.
Symptoms for Kidney Transplant
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