Benefits of a kidney transplant

A kidney transplant is the best treatment option for many people with long-term kidney disease

Key points

  • A kidney transplant will lead to a longer, better quality of life for most people who are able to have one
  • Most people say they have extra energy and feel more able to cope with everyday activities
  • You are more able to work and go on holiday, and your sex life and fertility are likely to improve
  • You will have fewer restrictions on what you can eat and drink

Start enjoying life again

Once you have recovered from the operation and clinic visits are less frequent, your life should start getting back to normal. For most patients, your quality of life will improve. You are likely to be able to work, drive, play sports and go on holiday. If you are of childbearing age, you can try for a baby. You can also enjoy a more varied diet.

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