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Ways to Lose Weight After Kidney Transplant

Provided by Expert Zhang Youkang on 2014-02-04 06:37

Ways to Lose Weight After Kidney TransplantWeight gain is a common problem that troubles kidney transplant patients. Here are several ways to lose weight after kidney transplant. Hope it can help you.

What causes weight gain for kidney transplant patients?

Kidney failure may cause you to limit the types of foods you could eat before the kidney transplant, several of these restrictions might not apply after transplant. If you do not pay attention to what you eat, you are prone to gain weight. Besides, some of the medicine have side effects, which can increase your feeling of hunger and lead to excess weight gain, such as prednisone. Ways to lose weight after kidney transplant

-Follow a healthy diet

To lose weight does not mean you have to eat less food, you can just be selective about the food you do eat. Generally speaking, you should limit foods that high in fat and calories and eat more high-fiber foods, such as fruits, vegetables and whole grain breads. For protein builds and repairs muscles and tissues and helps you to heal after surgery, so you can add more protein right after transplant and later return to moderate amounts of protein. In addition, you should stay away from sugar.

-Do regular exercise

Regular exercise also helps control weight as well. Types of exercise includes stretching, aerobic exercises and strengthening. In general to achieve maximum benefits, you should last 20 to 30 minutes, at least three to four times a week. If you feel uncomfortable during the exercise, such as have chest pain, feel weak, or some other symptoms, you should stop exercising and consult your doctor as soon as possible.

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