A kidney transplant is a surgical procedure to place a healthy kidney from a living or deceased donor into a person whose kidneys no longer function properly.
The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs located on each side of the spine just below the rib cage. Each is about the size of a fist. Their main function is to filter and remove waste, minerals and fluid from the blood by producing urine.
When your kidneys lose this filtering ability, harmful levels of fluid and waste accumulate in your body, which can raise your blood pressure and result in kidney failure (end-stage kidney disease). End-stage renal disease occurs when the kidneys have lost about 90% of their ability to function normally.
Many people enjoy a better quality of life after renal transplant, because they get rid from routine dialysis treatment, various restrictions and painful life. Of course, they live better life with the right precautions. But getting a new kidney does not mean your treatment is over. Getting a donor kidney is a big responsibility. You have to be committed to taking good care of yourself.
After kidney transplant you will have to take care to keep your health fit, to be able to follow your normal daily routine, diet and be able to go back to work. Your body will take time in to heal and feel normal, so you have to understand your limitations after surgery. Initially, you will probably have less energy than you did before surgery. It takes time for your body to adjust to your new medications. Napping and spacing your activities is recommended to prevent putting a strain on your recovery.
Believes in giving you the choice for Renal Replacement Therapies – be it dialysis or transplant (both live related donor and cadaver).
Acute Kidney Injury (formerly called acute renal failure) means that your kidneys have suddenly stopped working. Your kidneys remove waste products and help balance water, salt and other minerals (electrolytes) in your blood. When your kidneys stop working, waste products, fluids, and electrolytes build up in your body. This can cause problems that can be deadly.
We are located near the national referral hospital very close to the KNH in Nairobi , The Naorobi Hospital & The Coptic Hospital which has an ICU backup very close to our center. The patient can reach a hospital of choice within 5-10 in case of emergency. We have an emergency team that is well trained to provide emergency care & capable of stabilizing the patients before sending them to the nearest ICU.
A sudden, serious drop in blood flow to the kidneys – Heavy blood loss, an injury, or a bad infection called sepsis can reduce blood flow to the kidneys. Not enough fluid in the body (dehydration) also can harm the kidneys.
Damage from some medicines, poisons, or infections – Most people don’t have any kidney problems from taking medicines. But people who have serious, long-term health problems are more likely than other people to have a kidney problem from medicines.