Renal Replacement Therapy

The goal of the kidneys is to eliminate toxins from the body, and when these organs stop working properly, you must resort to renal replacement therapies for this work, and there are three options:

  • First is Haemodialysis, which removes toxins through the blood.
  • Second is called Peritoneal dialysis, which does so through the peritoneum of the abdominal cavity.
  • Third is kidney transplantation, which removes toxins through a kidney of another person (donor), placed in the body with kidney failure.

Of the three, the transplant is the one that provides the best quality of life to the patient, however, it does not last forever, a transplant from a donor (deceased) … is an organ that has a limit of functionality. .. statistically the functionality of that organ is from 8 to 10 years, then it will need something else again; the transplant of a living donor, of a relative, for example, has a greater functionality … of 20 or 25 years, then, if it is a young person, he will still need to go back to some of the renal replacement therapies.