How Common is Chronic Kidney Disease? Which Hospital is best to get the right treatment?
Overview Of Chronic Kidney Disease
Diabetes and hypertension account for the majority (60%) of all the cases of CKD. (Chronic Kidney Disease) It is defined as a structural and /or functional abnormality of the kidney for more than three months with implications on the health of the patient. CKD has five stages depending on the Glomerular filtration rate (GFR), when the GFR falls below 15% it is called End-stage renal disease (ESRD). It is at this stage that the patient requires one or the other form of renal replacement therapy in the form of dialysis or transplant to sustain life.
In India, about two lakh patients are added every year to the already existing pool of ESRD. Unfortunately, only 10 % of these patients are able to get some form of renal replacement therapy. Only 2-3% of these patients are able to get kidney transplants which are considered the best form of treatment. Dialysis can also be of two major forms – hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis. About 90% of the patients are on hemodialysis and 10% are on peritoneal dialysis worldwide.
At Sri Balaji Action Medical Institute, we offer all forms of treatment for these patients. We are doing kidney transplants with excellent results comparable to the best centers in the world. All types of transplants are being done including Live Related kidney transplant, Cadaveric kidney transplant, ABO-incompatible kidney transplant as well as swapping transplant. We have 36 latest and best hemodialysis machines and provide 24*7 high-quality hemodialysis. About 2500 dialysis is done.
Chronic kidney disease is a major public health problem affecting 10% of the world population including India every month. We have state of art RO plant providing high-quality water for dialysis and have patients who are on dialysis for the last 10 years with a few patients who have completed 15 years on dialysis. Both quality and quantity of life on dialysis have tremendously improved with the newer and better machines, patients are now leading an active and fruit-full life. But still more needs to be done and there is a lot of scope for improvement. We as a nation have to increase the number of transplants by encouraging people to donate their organs so that more and more people can get transplanted. We also need Renal replacement therapy more affordable and available at the remote areas of the country.
– Dr. Rajesh