Kidney Transplant and Social Security Disability BenefitsKidney Transplant and Social Security Disability Benefits

People who are diagnosed with kidney failure may be dealing with a life-threatening condition. When the kidney cannot do its job properly, excess fluid and waste can back up in the body and cause serious illness that affects overall health necessitating the need for Social Security disability benefits. Often, a kidney transplant is the best chance for recovery and a positive prognosis. A kidney transplant involves removal of the diseased kidney and replacement with a healthy donor kidney. Ideally, the new kidney will be accepted by the body and be able to filter toxins from the blood. A kidney transplant is major surgery, and there are many risks involved with the procedure and recovery process.

After a kidney transplant, the body may use its immune system to reject the new prevent that from happening. During this process, immune-suppression medications are used to help the new kidney adapt to the environment and integrate into the body. Some of the medications may need to be continued for life, and they can have very unpleasant and challenging side effects or complications. Kidney transplant patients may experience a number of problems after surgery that interfere with their ability to work or return to their previous lifestyle. These can include:

  • Weight gain
  • Stomach problems
  • Infection
  • Weakened immune system
  • Organ rejection
  • Acute tubular necrosis (ATN, or delayed graft function)
  • Increased risk of developing cancer
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)

Acute kidney failure can occur as a result of surgical complications, trauma, infection, or poor blood circulation. Chronic kidney failure may be the result of a kidney disease, a complication of diabetes, high blood pressure, and other factors.

Treatment for Kidney Transplant Problems

Treatment for kidney transplant complications will be determined based on each patient’s problems and symptoms. To minimize or eliminate kidney transplant issues, treatments such as diet changes and supplements, medications, dialysis, or a second transplant surgery may be recommended to improve kidney health.

For more information on the effects of a kidney transplant, please visit the American Association of Kidney Patients or the WebMD website for basic information about kidney disease. If you have been recently disabled, a skilled Social Security disability lawyer can inform you of your rights and let you know how the Social Security Disability Insurance program may be able to help your financial situation. Please contact the Social Security disability lawyers at The Cochran Firm Disability LawyersDisability Lawyers to set up a personal, free SSDI evaluation.

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