The recovery phase after the bone marrow transplantation treatment depends upon person to person. Some people are able to get back to their normal routine life in a very short span of time while for others it may take few days or months. With this article we will take a look at the various aspect of your life after the bone marrow transplant.
Bone marrow is a spongy tissue present inside the some of the bones of the body like the hip and thigh bone. This tissue consists of immature cells that are often known as stem cells. These stem cells further form into red blood cells, white blood cells, and the platelets. Thus, bone marrow performs a very crucial function of forming the blood cells in the person’s body.
In certain instances, the bone marrow of the person is not able to function properly. The bone marrow of the person may become faulty when a person suffers from certain diseases, like Leukemia, thalassaemia, aplastic anemia, and sickle cell anemia, Multiple myelomas and immune deficiency diseases.
Having a healthy bone marrow is imperative for a person to lead a normal life. When no treatment options can help in curing the above-mentioned diseases as a last resort bone marrow transplant treatment is provided by the doctors to the patient. For the treatment, the doctor may take the stem cells of the person himself or of the donor. In both the situations initially chemotherapy and radiation therapy will be used to kill the damaged stem cells and suppress the immune system of the patient so as to prevent it from attacking the new stem cells.
Also need to follow healthy diet after bone marrow transplant for easily recovery.
Throughout the transition period i.e. the period from coming home to returning back to the normal life the patient requires utmost care and family support. The first month immediately after the transplant is the most crucial phase for the healing of the patient. The life after the bone marrow transplant will consist of following phases and precautions required to be taken by the patient-
Bone Marrow Transplant treatment has both the negative and positive impacts. In order to reduce severity of negative it is important for the receiver to take the above mentioned precautions.