Kidney Transplant Side Effects and What To Do About Them. Keep Your Kidney Transplant Forever!
Kidney Transplant Side Effects and What To Do About Them. Keep Your Kidney Transplant Forever! This is a trending topic right now in the kidney disease community. After going through the troubles of a Kidney Transplant, you want to make sure you are doing everything you can to handle the side effects and keep the transplant forever. This video goes into detail about how to handle Kidney Transplant Side Effects.
Healthy Kidney Inc’s own Robert Galarowicz has been living with his own kidney transplant for a very long time so he knows how to handle it. Kidney transplants are necessary when one’s kidney fails completely and needs to be replaced. Kidney transplants can come with some side effects. The majority of complications from a kidney transplant occur in the first few months after a transplant, but can develop after many years. Short term complications include infection, blood clots, narrowing of the arteries, and urine leakage. Longer term complications from a kidney transplant include diabetes and cancer.
After receiving a kidney transplant, a patient is given immunosuppressants which prevent your body’s immune system from attacking the new kidney as the body perceives it as a foreign entity. The side effects from immunosuppressants include, an increased risk of infections, an increased risk of diabetes, elevated blood pressure, weight gain, abdominal pain, diarrhea, extra hair growth or hair loss, swollen gums, thinning of the bones, and much more. It is important for your doctor to administer the proper dose of immunosuppressants to limit these side effects. Once a kidney transplant is complete, it is important to develop healthy lifestyle factors that will aid in your body’s rehabilitation and adaption to the new kidney. These include the stopping of smoking (if you smoke), a proper diet, and adequate exercise. Alcohol consumption should be limited too. A diet recommend is a plant-based protein diet.