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Help You Know about Kidney Transplant Better

2013-02-26 11:05

Kidney TransplantFor kidney disease patients, they are familiar with dialysis and kidney transplant. Most of them regard kidney transplant as the last life-saving straw. However, not all kidney disease patients know kidney transplant well.

When is a kidney transplant needed?

Loss of kidney function means waste products can build up in the body leading to life threatening complications. With the progressive damage, the illness condition can develop into Renal Failure. This is the most common condition that may need a kidney transplant.

Risks of kidney transplant

The common risks of kidney transplant include risk of pain, bleeding, infections and formation of blood clots. Long term risks are associated to the rejection reaction. Patients who receive a kidney transplant need to take the immunity suppressing medications for the rest of their life. However, these medicines have side effects which may be cumbersome on long term use.

Why can creatinine level become abnormal after a period of time of kidney transplant?

Most of kidney diseases belong to immune system diseases. Kidney transplant just puts a new kidney into patients’ body, it does not do anything to improve the abnormal immune system. And the long-term use of anti-rejection drugs can further destroy the immune system. Once there are some infections, even a small cold, the new immune inflammatory reaction may reoccur. That is the reason why people find their creatinine levels become higher after a period of time of kidney transplant.

Life after kidney transplant

After receiving a kidney transplant, it doesn’t mean everything will be ok. The new kidney still has the possibility to be damaged. In order to prevent the onset of kidney disease in the donated kidney, the lifestyle after kidney transplant should be healthy with no smoking, losing weight, exercise regularly and eating a healthy diet.

About 8 out of 10 of people who receive kidney transplant can live for at least five years. And young people and children live much longer.

As a matter of fact, the treatment Renal Failure patients really need is the one which can enhance their kidney function, rebuild the innate immune system of human body and save their own kidneys.

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