Nutrition After Kidney Transplantation

Kidney transplant patients have to pay attention to their nutrition. A balanced and measured diet is essential. High blood pressure and weight gain are common problems after kidney transplant. The main reason for this is that the patient's appetite increases with the decrease in urea, and the drugs used also contribute to weight gain. For this reason, it is recommended that patients eat salt-free or low-salt diets in the early post-transplant period. Excessive sugar and carbohydrate intake should be avoided. Care should be taken to cook the food well to prevent infection. Bottled or boiled water should be consumed as drinking water. Smoking and alcohol use should be avoided.

All fruits are edible except grapefruit, ginger, turmeric, pineapple, papaya, pomegranate and pomegranate juice. Foods with cholesterol content are prohibited if blood fats are high. Salt can also be restricted if you have high blood pressure.

Diabetic patients should continue their pre-regime.

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