Immunosuppressants cause skin cancer

The organ transplants are necessary when one's own has failed, suffers some disease or injury . However, due to the low rate of donation , people who require it must wait a long time and face several problems.

One of the most common is the transplant rejection , which implies that the immune system it turns against the new organ, causing it to fail. Therefore, people should take a previous and subsequent treatment with medication to avoid this reaction in their body.

The purpose of the treatment is to lower the power and efficiency of the defenses in order to diminish the action that originates the rejection .

These medications are the so-called immunosuppressants which are divided into two categories: induction (at the time of transplant ) and maintenance (long-term employees), both powerful but with important side effects .

Specialists argue that the survivors of a transplant have 250% more risk of suffering it. To learn more about it, in GetQoralHealth we present you a video of Dr. Clark Otley, dermatologist of Mayo Clinic :

The side effects will depend to a large extent on the combination of immunosuppressants required in each case of transplant and the affected organ. The most common are: acne , anemia , hypertension , headache , weight gain and cholesterol nausea Kidney damage , osteoporosis , hair loss, elevation of glucose and diabetes , tremors, difficulty sleeping, drop Y anxiety .

The risks are raised if unproven drugs are used with respect to their quality and efficacy. To date, they have tried to introduce alternative therapies, such as homeopathic , and medications biologically modified to avoid or diminish its effects; however for now its full action has not been proven.

Therefore, the rejection and maintenance of an organ, after being transplanted , continues to take significant risks in the absence of compatibility and an adequate culture of donation .

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