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Will I Have To Take Medications The Rest Of My Life After My Kidney Transplant
Yes: Since the donated kidney is a "foreign" tissue, your body will reject the organ unless you suppress your immunity to some degree. These medications called immunosuppressants are generally required for lifetime but amount may decrease over the years.Your doctor monitors and determines the type and dose. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Maybe (not) . . .: Forever (and rest of your life) is a very long time/commitment. The question is best addressed by & with your family doc. For instance, how high was/is your blood pressure (BP)? Any other complicating conditions? Can you lower your BP w/lifestyle modifications? Quit smoking! Exercise regularly! Eat healthy! Lose belly fat! Do all that to at least lower dose of meds, maybe drop 1 or more from regim ...Read more
I'm taking spiriva for my bronchiectasis. It's beginning to work. Will I have to take it for the rest of my life?
No.: This is a ongoing discussion with your doc. Too complicated to answer here. You will have to strike a balance between the good effect of the med and the potential downsides. ...Read more
Maybe: It depends on the severity of your condition and what happens when there is an exacerbation of your condition. If you only buy a few extra things every so often when you have mild manic episodes, that is different then if you every five years you try and drive the car over a cliff. Many w/ bipolar d/o do best if they avoid antidepressants long term and try to maintain with mood stabilizers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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I have a stone of 6 mm in my right kidney, what type of treatment i need to have and how much time will it take?
Hello doc...i had my septoplasty 3 days ago...what are the problems that may occur after the operation and how should I take care of myself?
Can I avoid dissociation/flashbacks without medication from PTSD? Or will I have to live with it every day for the rest of my life?
Find a therapist : who is trained in EMDR. It is highly effective for PTSD. Y ou do not need to suffer. ...Read more
I have been on the same snri for fifteen years and have to take it for the rest is f my life. Will it continue to work?
Depression: I understand your concern You do not need to take SSRI Medication for rest of your life if you do not have 3 Episodes of Major Depression, even that can change with Therapy by a Psychiatrist, gradual withdrawal of SSRI Medication, Breathing and Music Relaxation. Balanced Diet, Yoga, Meditation, good sleep, Nature walks, daily exercise and Tai Chi will also decrease need for Medication.. ...Read more
Will I have to take Acyclovir for the rest of my life? Have Herpes Ophthalmicus, currently don't have the infection in my eye, doc lowered the dosage.
Maybe, maybe not: Most people with ocular herpes (eye infection with HSV) do not need to take acyclovir or other anti-HSV drugs for life. But it might be necessary in some cases. Fortunately, acyclovir and related drugs have virtually no side effects. You can take it as long as necessary without harm. Follow your doctor's advice. Good luck! ...Read more
Yes: Yes---we have nothing to reverse arthritis except for surgery to replace a joint. Depending on your type, your symptoms can wax and wane where you are treated as needed or you may need daily medications or if autoimmune, you may require immunosuppressive agents to keep it in remission. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mom needs a kidney transplant n i m considering donating. What r the side effects, n will it affect my chances of getting pregnant in the future?
Kidney transplant: It is very commendable that you are considering donating a kidney to your mother. As long as you have no health issues which should show up during the donor workup you should be able to live a normal healthy life with one kidney. It should not affect your chances of getting pregnant in the future. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have stage 4 kidney disease but can't have a transplant. Can I do dialysis for the rest of my life?
Yes: First i would concentrate on treating my stage 4 kidney disease to the best of my abilities. You may not need a transplant or dialysis if you can manage successfull what disease has caused your initial renal impairment. However if your disease progresses, you will have an opportunity to survive by being on dialysis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had to have 2 blood transfusions in December '16 after a surgery. Since then I can't take hardly any of the medicines I used to take without getting violently ill. Could the Blood Transfusions have something to do with all of this? Thank you!
I have ra. Is it necessary for me to take my meds once over a flair up? All the meds have a lot of side affects & pose more risk the longer you take
Risks and benefits: It depends on how often and how severe are your flare-ups. If they are frequent or severe, it would be better to remain on the medications to decrease both frequency and severity and prolong the development of RA complications. It sounds like your symptoms are either or both frequent and severe because you need 2 potent medications to treat your ra. Good question for your rheumatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am going to have bariatric surgery and will have to take vitamins for the rest of my life. Any info on free vits, suggestions?
Vitamins: Free vits? Not that i know of. That is one thing that patients must be aware of prior to having surgery. You must be able to afford multivitamins, b12, calcium with vitamin d forever after surgery. I am not aware if any place you can get these for free. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Asthma & pregnancy: Depending on severity of her asthma see either her primary care doctor or asthma specialist, usually a board certified allergist. The onset of asthma during pregnancy is not unusual, possibly due to hormonal changes. Treatment is started related to severity and modified in response to control as with all asthmatics. Don't delay, get evaluated and appropriate treatment. ...Read more
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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