what would be a pro of getting a lung transplant if you had a serious chronic pulmonary disease?
This is a question for a research paper i am having to do...what would be a pro of getting a lung transplant if you had a serious chronic pulmonary disease? Cons of a transplant??
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Can you get it done in the US ???
Last I knew you had to live in the UK (?# of years) and sign an affidavit that you will never smoke again.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
They have been doing lung transplants in the U.S. for many years.
The pro of the transplant would be the person would have a chance to live again. The quality of life with chronic pulmonary disease is not worth living.
The con is the person could die on the operating room table.
- 1 decade ago
This question is fairly complicated for people with chronic lung disease. Most people considering transplant cannot walk up more than two stairsteps at a time and need oxygen from a tank in order to do almost any small activity.
Pros - Live possibly longer. Live possibly better (able to do normal activity).
Cons - Five year survival is only around 50%. Need to take a ton of medicine to prevent rejection (including steroids which can cause you to get fat, bald, and diabetic). Immune suppression makes you susceptible to disease.