In fact, dialysis, which is a treatment method used in chronic kidney failure, does not treat kidney failure. Thus, it should not be considered as an alternative treatment option to kidney transplantation. Dialysis treatment should only be used to ensure the survival of the patient either until they receive a kidney transplant or if they are not suitable for transplantation.
The negative aspects of dialysis treatment include requiring a strict diet and fluid restriction, obstacle to travel, isolation of the individual from the social life, falling behind on work or education, and causing growth retardation in paediatric patients. Moreover, dialysis patients also need to use a set of drugs includingantihypertensive and hematinic medications. In contrast, patients are able to sustain a healthy daily life following a successful kidney transplantation and operation.