The two bean-shaped kidneys are the organs that are located on either side of the spine, right below the rib cage. Each kidney is about the size of a human fist. The main function of the kidneys is to remove excess waste & filter the minerals & fluid from the human blood by producing urine.
When a kidney losesits filtering ability, harmful levels of waste & fluid accumulate in the body that can result in kidney failure and raised blood pressure. This kidney failure is known as End-Stage Kidney Disease or End-Stage Renal Disease which occurs when the kidney loses 90% of its normal functionality.
Commoncauses of End-Stage Renal Diseaseinclude:
Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease depend on a dialysis machine to remove the waste from their bloodstream or they consider a kidney transplant.
A kidney transplant is the treatment of choice for kidney failure as compared to a lifetime on dialysis. When compared with life-time dialysis, kidney transplants are less expensive, have a lower mortality rate and a better quality of life.
Kidney Transplantation is a surgical procedure to place a healthy kidney, from a deceased or live donor, toa person whose kidneys are no longer functioning perfectly.
Only one donated kidney is required to replace both the failed kidneys.
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