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How is kidney damage after an organ transplant treated?

Treatment for kidney damage after an organ transplant usually involves treating the cause of the damage. For example, doctors can treat kidney stones and urinary tract infections to help prevent them from causing serious or permanent kidney damage. Using medications to control blood pressures and keep blood sugars in normal ranges can greatly impact long-term kidney function. If medications are causing kidney damage, doctors can often switch to different medications or lower doses to protect the kidneys.

If your kidneys become permanently damaged, you will need dialysis or another kidney transplant.

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