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Can I Eat Sawi Fish If I Had A Kidney Transplant
In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to ...Read more
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Very few: I tell my patients tackle football, boxing, and skydiving. Use common sense. If you are fit you should be able to do most any sport. You should be aware there is an organized transplant olympics every few years; you would be shocked to see just how talented and capable many transplant recipients perform. ...Read more
I had a kidney transplant 4 weeks ago. My creatine post transplant was 0.5. Since then it has steadily risen to 1.0. Is this a sign of rejection?
Kid TRANSPLANT FX: You received a single adult kidney and single kidneys provide 50 percent of the creatinine clearance that two healthy kidneys provide. In a 56 yo person a normal serum creatinine value would be 0.9-1.1, depending upon muscle mass. Your earlier creatinine value reflected hyper-hydration, which is usual post-transplant from IV fluids. The rise of creatinine to 1.0 is equilibration, not rejection. ...Read more
All depends: Many renal transplant recipients have active lifestyle and transplant itself is not a contraindication to skydiving. If you are 28 years old and has no cardiac issues, I don't see a problem. However, since you have only one functioning kidney, you need to be careful not to sustain trauma that can cause irreversible damage to the allograft. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I had a kidney transplant 3 years ago I will like to know if a can use white kidney beans for my diet?
Cannelloni are high…: in phosphorus, a mineral that should be avoided by those with poor kidney function; often such pts are Rx'd phosphate binding meds to take w/ meals. If your kidney function tests (BUN, creatinine, creatinine clearance, etc) & sugar control are good, U should be able to eat those beans occasionally, but check with your nephrologist (kidney specialist) first to get his/her OK ...Read more
NO you must: check with your transplantation surgeon, will advise you what to eat and how much to eat. you have the gift of life don't loose it again . So called these food supplements has also has chemicals that can damage the kidneys and do not have FDA approvals , for what claim in their sales pitch .Keep your kidney going by taking care of it. ...Read more
I had a kidney transplant last year August and would like to go back onto a oral contracetive with a very low estrogen level, I am on ecotrin 81mg?
My feet are swelling a got protenuria can I take herbal duretic for the swelling and i had a kidney transplant las year 2012?
See the doctor: Don't treat yourself with an herbal diuretic. Not that there's anything wrong with herbal medicines. If you need a diuretic your kidney doctor will advise you so when you check in with them, soon please. You want to protect your transplant and have the foot swelling dealt with in a safe, effective way. Thanks for asking. ...Read more
I had a kidney transplant a little over 2yrs now. I want to how can smoking cigarettes and marijuana effect or hurt my kidney in anyway?
Absolutely it will: Smoking generates carbon monoxide and other compounds that injury the lining of blood vessels, the endothelium. Patients with kidney transplants are already at risk for endothelial injury based on hypertension, diabetes, and immunosuppressive drugs. The #1 cause of death and kidney loss is related to endothelial cell injury, namely heart attacks and transplant nephropathy. Don't do it! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there an issue with having monoxidil oil for scalp(baldness) after i had a kidney transplant(pod-12months), using tacrolimus immune suppressive?
No problem: There is no problem using Minoxidil on the scalp since it is not absorbed and may well not be effective due to your use of the drug tacrolimus. You may need to discuss switching from tacrolimus to Cyclosporine with your transplant team. By the way, Cyclosporine causes excessive hair growth - this is one of its side effects! ...Read more
Yes, ...: Getting a second kidney transplant is an option after failing to "permanently" retaining the first one. However, the contributing factors to decide if she is suitable for a second one should be scrutinized harder than before in terms of her general mental / physical health, other medical co- morbidity, her coping will. So, work closely with the doc to assess the balance between needs & possibility ...Read more
I have had a kidney transplant 14 years ago what are the chances of getting off some anti rejection pills?
My Boyfriend is experiencing full body convulsions. He had a kidney transplant about 4 years ago . Wondering if this is a side effect?
Kidney transplant : Are seizures a side effect of kidney transplant 4 years ago. ANS: no if he is seizing now call 911. If new onset consider kidneys stopped working, brain infections related to immunosuppression or bad high blood pressure-perhaps due to blockage of artery to transplanted kidney. Specialize in this and available for 2nd opinion now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had a kidney transplant for 7yrs, my creatnin usually runs at 1.8-1.9 i just recently did labs it was 2.1 how long will it take to get back dwn?
Kidneys anatomically require connection to an artery for blood supply, a vein for blood drainage and the bladder for urine outflow. In a transplant a healthy kidney is disconnected from its usual attachments and moved to a new location with those 3 requirements (artery, vein, bladder). This may be an auto-txp - somewhere else in your own body; or an allo-txp -from ...Read more
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
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