KIDNEY TRANSPLANT. Merve ÖZDEMİR. Content. What causes kidney failure? What is a kidney transplant? Are there different kinds of kidney transplants? During a transplant Animation What is rejection? What are the side effects of the anti-rejection medications?. What causes kidney failure?.
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Kidney failure can occur from an acute situation or from
In acute renal failure, kidney function is lost rapidly. The list
of causes is often categorized based on where the injury has
Many transplanted kidneys come from donors who have died. Some come from a living family member. The wait for a new kidney can be long. People who have transplants must take drugs to keep their body from rejecting the new kidney for the rest of their lives.
People will need to take medications every day to prevent rejection of your new kidney. Most patients need to take three types. The major one is usually cyclosporine or tacrolimus or sirolimus
Some of the most common side effects include high blood pressure, weight gain and a susceptibility to infections and tumors. You may also require additional medications to maintain blood pressure and prevent ulcers and infections.