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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

Why Kidney Transplantation is Generally not Recommended

2014-04-27 02:18

Why Kidney Transplantation is Generally not RecommendedWhy kidney transplantation is generally not recommended? The following content can help you to figure out the answer.

Kidney transplantation is a surgery which adopting a healthy kidney to transplant in the patients’ body. The purpose of transplantation is using the healthy kidney to replace the damaged one. We have to say it is an effective method of treating chronic kidney disease (CKD).

The pros of kidney transplantation

Successful kidney transplantation can help you to avoid the dialysis.

As well all know, long-term dialysis can make you lose your kidney function completely. Therefore, kidney transplant can prevent the happening of tragedy.

Patients with kidney transplant have a better quality of life than dialysis patients.

The kidney transplantation can improve the patients’ life quality than those patients adopting dialysis. Successful transplanted kidney can provide 10 times functions more than the dialysis.

For the patients with uremia, kidney transplantation can save their life. But this therapy still exists some disadvantages.

The cons of kidney transplantation

It is difficult to find the suitable renal source. Patients may need to wait for many years. Also, patients need to do various inspections.

Infections. After doing transplant, there is likely to occur some infections. Therefore, patients need to take some oral medicine to prevent the infections appearing.

Other tips for transplant patients.

A scientific and reasonable diet.

Limiting the intake of water is necessary for patients who will transplant. Before transplant, patients can drink some water in a moderate amount. In clinical, urine amount needs a process to recover after transplant. Therefore, patients may not have the symptom of thirst. Then, they are recommended to drink some water to maintain the normal urine output.

Control the intake of protein. In order to avoid increasing the burden of kidney, some foods like lean meat, fish, etc can be consumed in a moderate intake. Please remember that you need to control the amount.

Fort kidney transplantation, patients should consult your doctor to make sure whether your illness condition allows. Anyway, choosing a proper treatment is the key to treat the renal disease and recover health.

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