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Why do some people need kidney transplants?

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Dr. W. james Chon
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: ESKD

Patients who end up with end-stage kidney diseases (ESKD) need kidney transplants.
Common causes of ESKD in the U.S. include diabetes mellitus, hypertension, polycystic kidney diseases, glomerulonephritis, and toxins/medications.

In brief: ESKD

Patients who end up with end-stage kidney diseases (ESKD) need kidney transplants.
Common causes of ESKD in the U.S. include diabetes mellitus, hypertension, polycystic kidney diseases, glomerulonephritis, and toxins/medications.
Dr. W. james Chon
Dr. W. james Chon
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Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine

In brief: Kidneys not working.

When kidneys can no longer do their work effectively, i.
e., remove extra fluids and toxins from the body, their function must be taken over - or a person will die. Dialysis is an option, but transplant is usually the most effective treatment. One problem is that there are many more people who NEED kidney transplants than there are available kidneys. LGromkoMD

In brief: Kidneys not working.

When kidneys can no longer do their work effectively, i.
e., remove extra fluids and toxins from the body, their function must be taken over - or a person will die. Dialysis is an option, but transplant is usually the most effective treatment. One problem is that there are many more people who NEED kidney transplants than there are available kidneys. LGromkoMD
Dr. Linda Gromko
Dr. Linda Gromko
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