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Prospect Complications of a Kidney Transplant Kidneys are a very important part of the human body and the healthier they are, the more improved lifestyle a person will have. But in today’s world, when almost nothing we eat or breathe is pure, many people have to face challenges with their kidneys. Nephrons are the structural and functional units of the kidney and when they are damaged, the filtering abilities of kidneys are lost. This means high amounts of life-threatening waste products and chemicals will keep accumulating in the body. Although many such patients are put on a regular dialysis, some are suggested to have a kidney transplant.

Complications of a kidney Transplant Considering that kidney transplant is a big surgery, it has its own complications. Although the doctors do their best to prepare the patient for the surgery, sometimes he or she might face the


following difficulties, even though their probability is very less with today’s new and improved technology and techniques: Rejection Rejection is the most critical problem faced by some kidney transplant patients. This happens because the immune system of our body perceives the kidney as a foreign object and thus, instantly starts to react against it. The consequences can be massive damage to the new kidney. Rejection of the new kidney can be diagnosed by symptoms like fever, soreness and reduction in the amount of urine production. But, the rejection can easily be avoided by taking the reaction immune suppressing medications regularly, as prescribed by the doctor. Side Effects of Immune suppressants As discussed above, the use of immune suppressing medications, although important, can lead to several problems as they diminish the ability of immune cells to function. This makes the patient vulnerable to infections and conditions like puffiness of face, increase in weight, high blood sugar & blood pressure, bone disease, cataracts, stomach acidity, skin changes, acne, and facial hair. Long term immune suppressants can also cause certain cancers, or damage to liver or kidney. Possible Early Complications of kidney Transplant · Abscesses within the abdominal walls · Bleeding · Abdominal hernias


· Infectious tracts or canals · Formation of blood clots or arterial thrombosis Possible Late Complications of Kidney Transplant · Narrowing of the ureters and obstruction to flow of urine from kidney into the bladder · Infection of the kidneys · Herpes simplex, cytomegalovirus, fungal and bacterial infections · Kidney stones from the donated kidney · Lymph channel abnormalities called lymphoceles · Cancers of skin or lymphomas · Heart disease like high blood pressure and high cholesterol · Damage in new kidney due to recurrence of the original kidney dysfunction. But despite of all these possible complications, kidney transplant treatment has a visible edge over other treatments like dialysis. The patient is allowed his or her pre-problem freedom, whereas dialysis is a very time-consuming and almost never-ending process. A lot of foreign patients are considering the option of kidney transplant in India, all thanks to the technological advancements in the surgical procedure and the renowned expertise of Indian doctors. It’s an opportunity to get your life


back without spending a big section of your life in the hospital, as is required in dialysis.

Prospect Complications of a Kidney Transplant  

A lot of foreign patients are considering the option of kidney transplant in India, all thanks to the technological advancements in the surg...

Prospect Complications of a Kidney Transplant  

A lot of foreign patients are considering the option of kidney transplant in India, all thanks to the technological advancements in the surg...

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