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Can a person have multiple kidney transplants in their life?

Can a person have multiple kidney transplants in their life?

Yes: There are many people who receive their second kidney transplants during their lifetime. I am aware of a couple of patients who received a total of four renal transplants in their lifetimes. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Transplant (Definition)

In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to ...Read more


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Man 50 years old done for him kidney transplant since 7years ago does he looks normal person or still has kidney problem risk for his life or healthy?

Man 50 years old done for him kidney transplant since 7years ago does he  looks normal person or still has kidney problem risk for his life or healthy?

Regular follow up: Kidney transplant patients can lead normal life. They need regular follow up at transplant center, with a nephrologist and a primary care physician. Also need to take medication regularly. ...Read more

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How do I extend the life of my transplanted kidney?

Be compliant: Transplant surgery is just a beginning of this long journey. You need to comply with your anti-rejection meds and post-transplant clinic follow-up. Live smart (i.e. practice good hygiene, get flu vaccine, have good blood pressure and blood sugar control, exercise, maintain stable weight, etc). Your transplant MDs and nurses will help you achieve your goal. ...Read more

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Would a person die if he/she gives a kidney for transplant?

Negligible risk: No one would perform live donor kidney transplants if donation would cause death. Risk to donor is truly minimal ; are similar to the risks for undergoing any moderate abdominal operation. However, donors are carefully evaluated before being accepted into any reputable transplant program. ...Read more

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Can a family member give a kidney to a person in need of a transplant?

Can a family member give a kidney to a person in need of a transplant?

Yes: In order to donate a kidney, the donor and recipient must be a match. Family members are often the first choice when it come to kidney donation, because they have the highest likelihood of being similar genetically. There are times though that even family members are not a good match ( a poor match increases the chance that a donate kidney will not work). In that case other people may be checked. ...Read more

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Is there anything i can do to extend the life of my transplanted kidney?

Is there anything i can do to extend the life of my transplanted kidney?

Follow instructions: Take your immunosuppressant medications as prescribed. Limit protein intake to reasonable amounts. Treat high blood pressure if it develops. Take regular exercise and control diet to avoid unnecessary weight gain. In fact lose weight if overweight. ...Read more

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What's life like after kidney transplantation?

What's life like after kidney transplantation?

TRANSPLANT: There are several things on the do and not do list. It is important to keep up with blood work and antirejection medications that can be costly. All are better for you and easier to manage than a dialysis schedule. ...Read more

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Can I resume my normal life after a kidney transplant?

Can I resume my normal life after a kidney transplant?

Yes: Absolutely! through proper, frequent follow-up with your doctors, you can live a "normal", full life. Of course, as with non-transplant individuals, it's important to keep healthy, take all your medicines, and seek medical attention if you get sick. Infections are especially important to be vigilant about after a transplant due to the medications you must take. ...Read more

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What are the shots a kidney transplant person should not get?

Live attenuated vac: Any vaccines that contain live attenuated viruses such as MMR (mumps, measles, rubella) need to be avoided. ...Read more

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If a person had acute kidney trouble, would getting a kidney transplant be advisable?

If a person had acute kidney trouble, would getting a kidney transplant be advisable?

No: Acute kidney trouble is generally correctable- depends on the cause. Rarely, if it is permanent then transplant can be considered. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more