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Long Term Effects Of Medication On Kidney Transplant Patients
Is it possible for a chronic kidney stage 5 patient to prolong dialysis and kidney transplant by just specialised medication and strict diet?
Yes: Yes; an appropriate (but relatively strict) diet would have to be adhered to as recommended by your nephrologist. Exercise and hydration are equally important. Stage v renal disease, however is near " end-stage" and will likely progress into renal failure at some time. Peritoneal dialysis is an extremely appropriate, and oftentimes under used/recommended option, especially for younger patients l. ...Read more
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
If a kidney transplant fails after 3 years, can the patient go back to dialysis to stay alive? Do the immunosuppressant medications need to be cont?
No: The sole purpose for the immunosuppression is to keep the body from rejecting the graft and thus there is no reason to keep taking it if the transplant is no longer functioning. Yes you will need to get dialysis while waiting for another transplant. Best to check with your nephrologist to see if there may still be some residual function in the transplant before you stop the IS drug. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do doctors consider when looking at the amount of immune suppression drugs used for a kidney transplant patient?
Many Considerations: There are many issues that can affect the amount of immunosuppression given to a recipient. The relationship between the donor and the recipient, the specific donor kidney source, the age of the recipient, the liver and bone marrow function, prior use of immunosuppressive drugs, prior cancer or infections, are just some of the medical variables that play a role. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pseudoephedrine: It's always best to limit medications used by a transplant patient. Only take a drug if truly necessary. If symptoms of nasal congestion are not linked to fever, sinus tenderness or thick drainage, the infection may be just a typical viral illness, or a "cold". These nasal congestion symptoms may be improved with the drug Pseudoephedrine - in modest doses. If symptoms persist, see a provider. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm a Male and undergone Kidney Transplant patient 2 years back, me and my wife trying to conceive and worried about the side effects of the medicine?
Proceed with plan...: Congratulate for surviving well through successful kidney transplant and come to run another hurdle of life - procreation. To move on, everyone has to face and accept the available truth and facts of life so to proceed with plan to materialize your wish for m=baby-making since their is no way to avoid who and what you are. More? Ask your kidney-transplanting doctor and nephrologist. Best wish... ...Read more
Risks involved: Thank you for your question. All medications can affect how your transplant medications work. Kidney rejection due to not enough medication is possible. Alternatively severe infection or kidney injury from too much medication is also possible. Higher blood pressure is often seen with hormone therapy and that too may cause your transplant kidney to incur damage. Close monitoring would be needed. ...Read more
Not safe at any age: Kidney transplants are only performed for people who are in very stable medical conditions. Dialysis is used to replace kidney function for people in comas or other types of emergent circumstances. If they survive, they are carefully evaluated + educated as transplant candidates. At any age, the patient must be expected to "survive + thrive" the txp long enough to justify the use of the kidney. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Kidneys anatomically require connection to an artery for blood supply, a vein for blood drainage and the bladder for urine outflow. In a transplant a healthy kidney is disconnected from its usual attachments and moved to a new location with those 3 requirements (artery, vein, bladder). This may be an auto-txp - somewhere else in your own body; or an allo-txp -from ...Read more
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
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