In a country like India, where the state of healthcare facilities is in shambles, especially for the poor and the marginalized classes, it is no surprise that millions of people do not get access to medical intervention or have the benefit of early diagnosis of their illnesses. This is an untoward thing, because the sooner a disease is identified by a certified medical professional the greater the chance of a patient making a full recovery; late diagnosis significantly reduces the chances of a patient returning to full health in a relatively short period of time.
This is one important reason why certain specific illnesses proliferate in India than others. This set of diseases includes chronic and acute kidney disease. Many people ignore the early warning signs of the disease, which may often be only mildly uncomfortable for the patient. These symptoms include difficulty passing urine; change in the color or smell of urine; burning sensation when passing urine; lower back ache; dizziness in spells; nausea, and sometimes vomiting, as well as running a low grade fever regularly.
Treatment for kidney disease, once a diagnosis has been made, is expensive. Most often, the doctor (a nephrologist) will recommend that the patient stay hydrated, have rest as well as healthy dose of exercise, and eat right, which means a balanced diet with plenty of brightly colored vegetables and fruit containing micronutrients and also protein and the required fats and carbohydrates needed for a body to function to its best efficacy.
If the kidney disease has made many inroads already into the patient’s body, then chances are dialysis is the only treatment option. With dialysis, waste material from the sick person’s body is removed artificially at a hospital setup at regular intervals. But if both the kidneys have failed altogether, the patient will have no choice but to go through dialysis and wait for a transplant surgery to replace the dysfunctional organs.
Kidney transplant surgeries are becoming increasingly common in India as kidney disease rates also soar, often for problematic lifestyle choices sustained over a long period. But finding a donor match is an issue patients have to sort out before they can sign up to be operated upon. Once this donor is located, the financial aspect of getting the surgery done and its associated costs have to be considered carefully by the sick person’s family. It’s the sad truth that the majority of those who need kidney transplant surgeries in India haven’t got the economic strength to simply go ahead with the operation as soon as a donor match is found.
Kidney transplant surgeries and postoperative care (along with medicines and hospital bills) costs in India can fall anywhere between Rs. 15 lakhs and Rs. 25 lakhs. For any class of people, this is a seriously ambitious sum. It is safe to assume that the decided majority of those who need to be operated on will not be in immediate possession of such an amount. Loans and insurance are what patients fall back on, but there is a better way to fund these treatments that are life saving ones. Crowdfunding India is the solution to the conundrum.
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