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What is the Average Life Expectancy of Kidney Recipients

Provided by Expert Yang Hongtao on : 2014-02-17 13:35

What is the Average Life Expectancy of Kidney RecipientsWhat is the average life expectancy for kidney recipients? Before taking kidney transplant, most kidney failure patients can’t help asking this question. This is because kidney transplant isn’t an easy surgery. Today, follow me to find the answer below.

Firstly, types of kidney donation determine the life expectancy of kidney recipients.

There are two types of kidney donations: some from living donors and some others from deceased donors. Generally speaking, the average life expectancy of the kidney from living donors is 18 years or so, while the life expectancy is about 10 years if the kidney comes from deceased people.

Secondly, the kidney rejection reaction affects the life expectancy of kidney recipients.

Kidney rejection reaction is the biggest risk of kidney transplant. Some kidney patients suffer from kidney rejection after several minutes of kidney transplant, so they need to remove the kidney immediately, while some patients can live with transplanted kidney safely for more than 10 years, but they need to take anti-rejection medications for the rest of their life.

Thirdly, the primary kidney disease affects the life expectancy of kidney recipients.

Some kidney diseases recur easily after kidney transplant, so patients with these diseases may not have life span as long as they expects. FSGS, IgA Nephropathy, Diabetic Nephropathy and some other diseases have a worse outcome of kidney transplant than others. In these cases, we recommend these patients to receive some alternative treatments such as Stem Cell Therapy and Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy.

Finally, the consolidate treatments and lifestyle also determine the life expectancy of kidney recipients.

Develop a healthy diet and lifestyle and take some consolidate treatments to protect transplanted kidneys that can also help prolong the life expectancy of kidney recipients. Since the words here are limited, we are unable to introduce them one by one. If you are interested about these information, you can contact us by kidney-healthy@hotmail.com.


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