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What Are the Risks and Side Effects of a Liver Transplant?
A liver transplant, like all major surgery, has possible serious risks such as bleeding, infection, and complications from anesthesia. In addition, people who have a liver transplant may have side effects from the immunosuppressive drugs they need to take. These medicines weaken the immune system so the body does not reject the new liver. This means, however, that a patient may be at increased risk for developing other serious infections. Some of the immunosuppressive drugs can also cause high blood pressure and cholesterol, diabetes, and weaken the bones and kidneys.
How long can I expect to live after a liver transplant?
Most people live more than 10 years after a liver transplant and many live for up to 20 years or more.
What disqualifies you for a liver transplant?
Who are diagnosed with aggressive cancers such as bile duct cancer, lymphomas, bone cancer, and myeloma type cancer. With failure of other organs apart from the liver. With irreversible brain damage or disease. With severe untreatable lung, liver, and heart diseases.
Can I return to work after my transplant?
Yes, patients are encouraged to return to work after transplantation. It customarily takes around 3 months before returning to work is feasible. Certain patients will require light-duty assignments temporarily as they reacclimate to the workplace. Unless there are complications, disability is usually not granted for more than six months after a liver transplant, because the disabling disease has been treated.