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Tips for Health Care after Kidney Transplant

Provided by Expert Zhang Youkang on 2012-09-29 16:59

After the kidney transplant, people are recommended to follow a good daily care to keep the new kidney healthy. The following are some tips for your reference.

1. Have a healthy diet.

After the kidney transplant, patients are able to eat foods that were restricted before the transplant. Eat a well-balanced diet through following the following rules:

▪ Drink plenty of fluid, as dehydration may be harmful to the new kidney. Generally, there is no longer limitation of fluid intake.

▪ Take more protein in the first 2 post-transplant months in order to heal after operation, fight infection, and supply energy. Good sources are like lean meats, poultry, fish, eggs, tofu, etc.

▪ Restrict the intake of sodium to help control fluid retention and blood pressure. Limit the foods including canned foods with added salt (like canned vegetables and soups), lunch meats, cured meats, salt seasonings (like garlic salt, soy sauce), and fast food, etc.

▪ Avoid high potassium foods. These foods include bananas, oranges, melons, avocados, potatoes, tomatoes, dark leafy greens, chocolate, and lentils, etc.

2. Take medications according to the doctor's direction.

This can help keep the new kidney healthy. Follow the instructions of medicine use can help us avoid many bad effects caused by incorrect use of medicines.

3. Do exercises.

Discuss with the doctor about physical activity that may benefit your recovery after transplant. After the surgery, exercises can help to control the weight, strengthen the heart, and keep the bones healthy.

If you still have any questions about post-transplant health care or kidney disease, feel free to leave a message in the below or send an e-mail to kidneyabc@hotmail.com. Glad to help you!

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