Although, there is no evidence that Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) occurs in the transplanted kidney, kidney transplant is not the cure of this disease? Unfortunately, there is no cure for PKD up to now. This is expected since, ADPKD is inherited and a transplanted kidney would not contain the genetic abnormality. Survival rates following kidney transplantation in patients with are similar to all other patients undergoing transplantation. Besides, after the kidney transplant, there are various complications due to the rejection and long-term medication.
What kinds of complications will a transplant cause?
A number of postoperative complications are possible:
§ High blood pressure
There is no way to predict accurately which patients will have problems. The
transplant team will do their best to reduce the likelihood of complications and
to treat them promptly if they occur. Following instructions carefully and
keeping the transplant team informed of any difficulties will help a patient
return quickly to a normal, active life.
What about the medications? Do they cause complications?
Due to the rejection of human body, after the kidney transplant, patients
have to take medicines all the life. Immunosuppressants can weaken your immune
system, which can lead to infections and an increased likelihood of some
cancers, including skin and lymphatic cancers. Some drugs may also change your
appearance. Your face may get fuller; you may gain weight or develop acne or
facial hair. Not all patients have these problems, though, and diet and makeup
Therefore, kidney transplant is not so omnipotent as people think. Transplant
usually is the last choice for patients when the renal function is damaged
seriously. After the kidney transplant should pay attention to the possibility
of various complications.