A 39-year-old member asked:
How should i prepare for a lung transplant?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Urology 46 years experience
Keep fit.: It really depends on your current condition and the reason you need a new lung. In general you should should eat a balanced diet and keep up your nutrition, exercise as much as possible, and be sure you tell your doctors about fevers, chills, changes in breathing or bowel habits.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
I am waiting for a double lung transplant. What should I do to prepare?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Keep fit: Follow all the instructions you get from the transplant center where you are listed for transplant.
maintain your nutrition
check in with your doctors regularly, and especially if you get a respiratory infection.
5.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Aug 12, 2013
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