As KidneyBuzz.com reported, Selena Gomez was blessed with a Kidney Transplant from her dear friend actress, Francia Raisa. Unfortunately, the singer was hospitalized because of a health scare twice in two weeks. This mixed with possible rejection and other stressors have lead to the star’s alleged admittance to a mental health facility.
Per TMZ's sources, the first hospital visit took place during the last week of September. Selena was "despondent (in low spirits from loss of hope or courage) and emotional over an alarmingly low white blood cell count in the wake of her Kidney Transplant," so a family member took her to the hospital in Los Angeles.
The singer was released from the hospital after several days but was "re-admitted late last week because her low blood cell count persisted, and it threw Selena into a downward emotional spiral," according to reporting. Someone with a lowered white blood cell count may develop frequent infections and suffer from fatigue, headaches, dizziness, and bleeding, Dr. Neeraj Gandotra says. “They’ll find themselves with persistent infections that they can’t shake,” he says. Infections and weakness can also jeopardize the Kidney Transplant.
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That could all culminate and definitely trigger a decline in mental health. "This can be quite challenging and emotionally difficult," says Dr. Sean Fischer (Medical Oncologist and Hematologist at Providence Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California).
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This highlights important factors regarding Kidney Transplantation that are often looked over. First, a Kidney Transplant is not a 'silver bullet' and there are no guarantees of success. Experiencing Kidney Transplant rejection or complications can be very emotionally taxing, draining, and lead to severe depression and other emotional struggles. Still, with more donors both living and deceased, it can lead to a shorter wait time for a kidney and more patients to receive transplants sooner - limiting or avoiding Dialysis Treatments.
Ultimately, we are wishing the hitmaker well through her struggles. She has not been shy about her Kidney Transplant and her openness has caused others to become familiar with the idea of Living Kidney Donation and Chronic Kidney Disease. Like and share this article and leave comments below or on Facebook about your thoughts and wishes for Ms. Gomez.
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