Kidney transplant is an operation that places a healthy kidney in your body, and then which will takes over the work of the diseased kidneys, so you can get rid of dialysis after you have kidney transplant. Many transplanted kidneys come from donors who have died. Some come from a living family member. The wait for a new kidney can be long. It is recommended by the doctor when patients have serious kidney problems and live or work depending on dialysis everyday. If you have a transplant, you must take drugs for the rest of your life, to keep your body from rejecting the new kidney.
There are two types of kidney transplant:
1. Living donors: those come from living donors. A living donor may be a family member, a friend, a coworker, or any person who is willing to give a kidney to someone in need. A person only needs one healthy kidney to live.
2. Cadaver donors: those come from unrelated donors who have died. They wish to donate a kidney to anyone in need of a transplant. Most donor kidneys come from this source. Both types have their advantages and disadvantages. In both cases, the key to success is having the closest possible blood and tissue matches.
You will need to have tests to make sure the donor kidney matches your tissue type and blood type. This helps reduce the chances that your body will reject the new kidney. You will also be evaluated to make sure that you do not have significant heart or lung disease or other diseases, such as cancer, which might decrease your life span. Kidney transplant surgery takes about 3 hours. During surgery, the donor kidney will be placed in your lower abdomen, blood vessels from the donor kidney will be connected to arteries and veins in your body, and the ureter from the donor kidney will be connected to your bladder. Blood is then able to flow through the new kidney, and the kidney will begin to filter and remove wastes and to produce urine.
Kidney transplant is used when you have severe chronic kidney disease (renal failure) that cannot be reversed by another treatment method. You will not be able to have this surgery if you have an active infection, another life-threatening disease such as cancer, or severe heart or lung disease.
For most patients with end stage renal disease, People with transplants can live a full, long life. Kidney transplant may be a better treatment for you than dialysis, because survival rates are better after transplant. Successful operation can not only help you get rid of dialysis, but also can prolong your lifespan, so you will also be able to live a more normal life and improve your life quality. Although a kidney transplant is an expensive procedure, it may actually be less costly than long-term dialysis treatments.
There is often a long wait before you receive a donor kidney. And there is no guarantee that the transplant will be successful. Fewer complications occur in people who are good candidates for surgery and who do not have other serious medical conditions. Not everyone is able to have a kidney transplant. You will not usually have a kidney transplant if you have an active infection or another life-threatening disease, such as cancer or significant heart or lung disease.
After having a kidney transplant, you will have to take medicines that suppress your immune system to help prevent your body from rejecting the new kidney. You will need to take these medicines for the rest of your life. Because these medicines weaken your immune system, you will have an increased risk for serious infections. There is also the chance that your body may still reject your new kidney even if you take these medicines. If this happens, you will have to start dialysis and possibly wait for another kidney transplant.
1. The patients will have to take medicines to suppress your immune system.
2. They need to stay in hospital for 7-10 days after the operation.
3. No smoking, no drinking.
4. Proper diet will also be able to help patients do well with transplanted kidney, including low-salt intake, low-sugar, low-fat, high-vitamin and high quality protein (animal protein) as well.
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