When Robert got his kidney transplant, the doctors told him that the transplant wouldn’t last for more than 7 years. As of today, it’s been 17 years since he had his kidney transplant.
If you have kidney disease and you’re going through a kidney transplant, there can be a lot of complications on the way. Robert credits his constant care over his daily activities and his renal diet for taking care of his kidneys. He shares his experience on how he got off the steroids (anti-rejection meds) provided after a kidney transplant.
Today, we’re referencing a study conducted by a prestigious journal; JAMA Surgery Journal. The researchers looked at 385 people with kidney transplants and tracked the people who got off their anti-rejection drugs and found out that there weren’t any serious threats.
The study found that individuals who stopped taking the steroids didn’t experience any rejection episodes and had reduced cases of insulin-dependent diabetes, weight gain, and other issues caused by steroid use.
This study revealed that 7% of the 385 who got off their meds had some rejection damage in their kidneys. This damage wasn’t big enough to make a negative impact but it’s a good indicator that you should always follow what your doctor recommends. Try to get multiple opinions from different doctors as it can increase the things you can do to help get rid of kidney transplant anti-rejection drugs.
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