For many patients with end stage of renal disease (ESRD), kidney transplant is one of the choices for them to save their lives and restores the quality of their life. However, patients should know clearly about the benefit and disadvantages of kidney transplant before they decide to receive this transplant.
Kidney transplant could benefit your life
The toxic substances discharged after kidney transplant is 10 times what the
dialysis removes. So it helps people to enjoy a high quality life and keep doing
their work with great energy. With the help of new kidney, patients can remove
toxins and excess water like the healthy people. They would not have any poison
symptoms, such vomit, sick, bad appetite, difficult breath, heart rest,
unconsciousness and so on. Their life would become very free for they can cast
off dialysis after renal transplant.
Disadvantages of kidney transplant
Usually people would have to wait for several years before taking transplant.
The kidneys demand of patients in end stage of renal disease exceeds supply from
the kidney donor. Besides, there are so many severe conditions for them to match
successfully. Thereby it is not easy to find a proper kidney donor.
Even if all the patients’ conditions are suitable, it does not mean they are
the good receptor for the new kidney. That is the reason why rejection happens.
Many people would have an acute rejection in the first year after transplant. If
they are not treated timely, they may need dialysis again or their new kidney
may need to be removed.
Besides, patients may encounter chronic rejection which refers that their
kidney function would be reduced gradually. So patients must have to persist on
taking anti-injection drugs in order to lower down the rejection. If the
patients’ condition cannot be controlled well, their new kidney would lose its
function in the end.
In addition, patients are prone to infection due to taking the anti-rejection
drugs after kidney transplant. In order to avoid infections in their daily life,
they should have healthy diet and life style. Even though they pay more
attention to prevent infection, they cannot escape from it because of low
immunity caused by the drugs.
Before you determine to have kidney transplant, please read more information
about this surgery. The specialists in our hospital can supply you more details
about kidney transplant. What is more, they could provide other effective
therapies for end stage of renal disease if you are interested.