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Kidney Transplant: A Discussion with our Renal Transplant Team

<p>Successful Kidney Transplants have been performed in Pakistan since the past 60 years and with the advancement in medicine, screening tests can give some idea whether a transplant will be successful in a particular patient. </p><div>To enhance knowledge of patients regarding Kidney Transplant and to answer related queries, the experts at the Aga Khan University Hospital arranged a Facebook live session highlighting some of the main concerns patients have pre and post kidney transplant.</div><div>
</div><div>The team advised that patients must consider getting a transplant before deciding to go for dialysis, it is said that damage to your kidney starts getting worse as you shift to dialysis. The team at the Aga Khan University Hospital is highly qualified and after proper examination, advises the patients what would be best for them. </div><div>
</div><div>Post-transplant, the donor and the receiver must take care of their diet. It takes time for the body to get used to the new kidney, hence it is advised to take more proteins. The Dietitians at the Aga Khan University Hospital make individual diet plans according to the medications and steroids prescribed by the doctor. </div><div>
</div><div>It is said that individuals with High Blood-Pressure, Diabetes and family history of kidney diseases must get a yearly check up to avoid any major problems in the future. The screening tests and the Aga Khan University Hospital are not expensive and AKUH Clinical Laboratories and Medical Centres also have all the tests available.</div><div>
</div><div>The only patients who cannot consider getting a kidney transplant are: Patients with Cancer, Patients with Chronic disease. After a kidney transplant, the kidney will function the best for about 16 years after which the patient may be required to get another transplant. </div><div>
</div><div>In Pakistan, we have a large population who is diabetic and may have high blood pressure. Therefore, it is advisable to have yearly screening done. Our experts include: </div><div>
</div><div>Dr. Jan Ringers</div><div>Dr. Kunwer Naveed Mukhtar</div><div>Dr. Imran Khan Jalbani</div><div>Dr. Farah Gul Khan</div><div>Dr. Rehan Nasir Khan</div><div>Dr. Farrukh Umair</div><div>
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