"My doctor told that I need another kidney transplant to sustain my life. I had diabetic kidney disease, so I accepted kidney transplant when my kidneys did not work. Only after two years, why does my graft kidney not work anymore? What should I do to save my kidneys?" one patient turns to me for help.
Why does his graft kidney not work anymore?
In order to know this answer, he must know the causes of diabetic kidney
disease. If people have diabetes, the high blood sugar will damage many tissues
and organs. High blood sugar leads to a high solubility of blood; so much water
tends to flow into blood from the surrounding tissues. In this way, the volume
of blood is much large, so it will increase the burden of heart and kidneys.
Besides, high blood pressure also will occur, which is the main cause of kidney
Once the kidney is greatly damaged and people step into renal failure, doctor
may suggest patients to have dialysis and kidney transplant which are both the
common treatment for renal failure. However, even if people get a new kidney,
their graft kidney will lose function quickly. Because their diabetes is not
treated well, it will damage the graft kidney like before.
What should he do to save the kidneys?
In order to treat diabetes and kidney disease at the same time, Immunotherapy
is needed for them. The Immunotherapy have strong ability to produce many kinds
of cells of organs. So they can provide healthy cells for pancreas and kidneys
and these cells can repair these organs in order to return them to normal. In
this way, the pancreas can secret enough insulin to reduce the blood sugar.
Thereby the normal blood sugar would not damage the graft kidney again.
Immunotherapy is not a surgery but just an injection which brings to no pain
and no discomfort. So it is very suitable for patients who want to cast off
diabetes and kidney disease after kidney transplant.