A kidney transplant or renal transplantation is a surgical procedure of a healthy kidney transplant in a patient with end-stage renal disease.
Kidney transplants, like most other surgical procedures, carry certain health risks related to the procedure itself such as the use of immunosuppressant medications or discrepencies in the transplanted kidney. With the introduction of newer and effective immunosuppressant medications over the last few years, risks related to the procedures have fallen sharply but not completely.
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Complications may occur a few months after transplant or take several years to appear. The risks of kidney transplant are classified into two types i.e. short-term risks and long-term risks.
To reduce and prevent short and long-term complications of kidney transplant, you need to visit the doctor for regular health check-ups and watch out for early signs of any disease.
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