After the liver transplant surgery comes a very important period, dangerous due to development of possible complications. Such complications include:
Reaction to the graft, the basis of which is the immunological conflict between the cells of the donor and recipient. To suppress this immune attack to patients undergoing liver transplantation are appointed by the immunosuppressive drugs;
Infection, which in some cases may be asymptomatic and to end the fatal. To prevent this complication in the postoperative period patients designate antimicrobial drugs;
Initial inaction organ - a rare complication that requires reoperation;
Vascular complications (stenosis, thrombosis of the hepatic artery or vein) in some cases require re-transplantation.
How many live after liver transplant
Issues of interest to the majority of patients who underwent surgery for a liver transplant. It should be noted that in the absence of complications or their timely suppression, in compliance with all recommendations of the doctor and the passage of regular medical examinations, the human lifespan with transplant, no different from the life expectancy of a healthy person.
Advice to Patients after liver transplant
Life after liver transplantation should be subordinated to the implementation of simple and uncomplicated recommendations:
The use of drugs prescribed by a physician (immunosuppressants to overcome the immunological conflict);
Regular monitoring to the hepatologist;
Periodic general analysis of blood and urine tests, monitoring the biological parameters of blood and a number of other laboratory and instrumental methods of investigation;
Restriction in the diet of fried, smoked, salted, pickled foods, coffee, strong tea;
Categorical refusal of alcohol;
Fractional, but frequent meals (5 - 6 times a day).
Compliance with all of the recommendations, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and dynamic monitoring of health are the main factors that influence not only on the percentage of postoperative survital, but also on the quality of life of a person who had undergone the surgery for liver transplant.
Dr. Adam J Hanje, MD works in
Columbus, Ohio is a specialist in Transplant Hepatology, Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and graduated Ohio State University College Of Medicine And Public Health in 2000. Dr. Hanje is affiliated with Riverside Methodist Hospital, Mount Carmel - St. Anns, Mount Carmel Health, The Ohio State University Medical Center, The Ohio State University Hospital East and practicing for 18 years
Dr. Alberto F Bravo, MD works in
Okeechobee, Florida is a specialist in Transplant Hepatology, Internal Medicine and graduated University Of Puerto Rico School Of Medicine, Medical Sciences Campus in 1988. Dr. Bravo is affiliated with Raulerson Hospital and practicing for 30 years
Dr. Anthony B Post, MD works in
Cleveland, Ohio is a specialist in Transplant Hepatology, Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and graduated Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine in 1986. Dr. Post is affiliated with University Hospitals Case Medical Center and practicing for 32 years
Dr. Cass Franklin, MD works in
Des Moines, Iowa is a specialist in Transplant Hepatology and graduated Temple University School Of Medicine in 1978. Dr. Franklin is affiliated with Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines and practicing for 40 years