The kidney is one of the most important organs in our body, it performs many functions that make the system of our body complete. Or, you can pertain to the kidney to ‘the natural waste filter’ in your body. It removes extra water and waste from the blood in the form of urine and keeps the balance of chemicals in our body.


Some habits can lead you to kidney disease and even sometimes kidney failure. These habits include

High intake of salt- It disturbs the sodium balance and results in high blood pressure which damages the kidney.

The compulsion to take painkillers every time- painkillers may reduce the pain but can cause long-term damage to your kidney as it reduces the blood flow to the kidney which severely affects the tissue and structure of the kidney. 

Not drinking enough water- due to dehydration, the waste and acid build-up in the body and later it can lead to the clogged kidney with proteins, also it can be the reason for kidney stones too.

Food high in sugar- when blood sugar levels rise, the sugar starts mixing with the urine and it can be very dangerous for a person with diabetes.

 Alcohol addiction- when you drink alcohol, it forces the kidney to filter with more effort which can lead to kidney injury at a point. 

 Sitting in a position for long periods- it’s the root of every health problem. It includes many factors related to health which gradually results in not just kidney but other health issues. 

Owing to these habits you can have kidney diseases like Chronic kidney disease, Kidney stones, Glomerulonephritis, Polycystic kidney disease and Urinary tract infection. These problems may occur due to some reasons in which diabetes and high blood pressure is most common as mentioned above in the habits that lead to kidney damage. If you do not take care of your kidney, it will get worse over time. 


In kidney failure, the kidney stops performing its functions and indicates that they cannot work properly to keep you alive. Kidney failure is also known as (ERSD) end-stage renal disease, which is the last stage of kidney disease. 

Symptoms of Kidney failure:

  1. Seizures
  2. Shortness in breath
  3. Urination decrease
  4. Pain with or without pressure in your chest
  5. Swelling in ankles, legs and feet
  6. Nausea
  7. Fatigue
  8. Weakness 

Transplant cost and arrangements

Do not worry if you are facing kidney disease. However, kidney failure can be fatal but doesn’t mean you will die. There are two treatments for kidney failure.

  • Dialysis
  • Transplant

But here, we will cover kidney transplants. By the surgical method, the kidney is replaced with a healthy kidney. A healthy kidney is donated by a donor whether from a living donor or deceased one and sometimes a family member can also donate the kidney. 

It’s obvious what we have already been given is better than anything but for some reason, if it fails we need to replace it. Just like that when our kidneys fail, we replace them. Every treatment has its consequences in different ways. Let’s talk about which method is more effective with fewer health issues. 

Dialysis is a part of regular treatment whereas a kidney transplant is an operation in which a kidney is replaced with a healthy one. A kidney transplant can use a kidney from a living donor over the age of 70 years. Also, kidney donations are performed by voluntary donations. A relative donor always takes permission from the doctor to donate a kidney. Most people go for a kidney transplant if they have severe damage and others prefer dialysis. 

As per records in India, approximately 6000 people get kidney transplants yearly. You must be curious, what is the kidney transplant price in India? The cost of an Abo-incompatibility is 10 to 12 lakhs. However, it also can vary. According to data, In India, the success rate of a kidney from a living donor is 91% -95% whereas, a kidney from a cadaver donor has an 85%-90% success rate. Your healthcare provider can refer you to a transplant centre or you can contact a transplant centre on your own. The cost of a Kidney transplant depends on multiple factors which include, pre-surgery cost, surgery cost, donor registration cost. The minimum kidney transplant cost in India starts from 4 to 5 lakh and the maximum cost can be 7 to 10 lakhs. When a patient contacts the hospital or centre, they tell the patient about all processors and steps for the transplant. A kidney transplant gives a better quality of life to the patient.