Learn more on the best treatment options of ESRD for you
CKD patients have two options on reaching ESRD: dialysis or kidney transplant. It can be difficult for a patient to choose between the two, because both choices have their merits and demerits. It is important to understand why the best solution is a kidney transplant. A kidney transplant surgery gives you a chance to live a near normal life with very few restrictions, and is the best available option. With minimal restrictions, it frees you from a machine-dependent life on dialysis that involves risks and can be painful. Understanding the merits of a course of treatment helps in removing fear of the treatment.
Dr. Sonal Dalal, MD (Medicine), DNB (Nephrology), who will speak to us in this session, has been engaged in private practice with the Gujarat Kidney Foundation and Sterling Hospital, Ahmedabad since 2001. Her main area of interest is in renal transplant and ABO incompatible transplant. Besides her vast experience in clinical trials, she has also published research articles. She will take us through the various alternatives available to a patient with ESRD, and explain how a kidney transplant can give you a better chance of living a normal life. She will also answer questions on the precautions to be followed after transplant, the kind of diet to be followed, the risks involving kidney transplant, and the choices available to a patient who does not have a matching kidney donor.