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Doctor insights on: If I Have Had A Kidney Transplant Will Smoking Marijuana Harm Me Or The Kidney Or Lifespan Of The Kidnry

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If I have had a kidney transplant will smoking marijuana harm me or the kidney or lifespan of the kidnry?

If I have had a kidney transplant will smoking marijuana harm me or the kidney or lifespan of the kidnry?

Unlikely: Unlikely, but anything is excess is harmful. And the deleterious effects of tobacco abuse increases the risk of every form of cancer in addition to suppressing the immune system. Keep the mj use to a minimum. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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Transplant (Definition)

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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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?

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 more

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Had kidney transplant can smoking can cigerettes and marijuana hurt my transplanted kidney in anyway or even make it fail on me.

Had kidney transplant can smoking can cigerettes and marijuana hurt my transplanted kidney in anyway or even make it fail on me.

Harms blood vessels: Promotes arteriosclerosis which reduces blood flow to kidneys ; heart which promotes hypertension which in turn damages the kidneys. Of course smoking improves your chances of developing lung cancer which can spread to the kidneys and kill you. Think of the generous kidney donor who has given you life. Transplanted kidneys have enough of a rough time without imposing additional unnecessary risk. ...Read more

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Sould people that have had a kidney transplant stay away from marijuana? Or is it no big deal to smoke after transplant?

Sould people that have had a kidney transplant stay away from marijuana? Or is it no big deal to smoke after transplant?

Bad idea: Standard answer is that we fear anything foreign going into immunosuppressed lungs because of infection. We also worry about irresponsible behavior - skipping med doses and appointments, etc. However, if that is avoided, occasional use may be reasonable. ...Read more

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Can I smoke marijuana after kidney transplant to treat my anxiety and insomnia?

Can I smoke marijuana after kidney transplant to treat my anxiety and insomnia?

Precautions: The marijuana may relax you, but may also exacerbate your problems significantly, so could be deleterious. If not legal where you live, there is another aspect of concern. Would explore further with your doctor, as there are many better approaches to treating anxiety and sleep disorder. ...Read more

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Can I smoke marijuana after kidney transplant to treat my anxiety and insomnia? Couple times a week usage.

Can I smoke marijuana after kidney transplant to treat my anxiety and insomnia? Couple times a week usage.

Marijuana: Marijuana has been shown to reduce anxiety and insomnia but you must also be careful because some types of marijuana in some people can actually increase anxiety. Talk to your doctor and of course work with your state dispensary to know you are getting a pure and medically reliable strain. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have one kidney and smoke marijuana every day It is very negative for the kidney smoking marijuana?

I have one kidney and smoke marijuana every day It is very negative for the kidney smoking marijuana?

Bad idea: Smoking (inhaling smoke, which is full of lung irritants and cancer-causing chemicals) of any kind is unhealthy and bad for patients. There is rarely a need for smoking marijuana, but some people want to and like to smoke pot. However, if one's doctor has prescribed weed as a medical treatment, the risks and benefits will have to be compared. ...Read more

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Can you use marijuana to treat post kidney transplants with ongoing nausea?

Can you use marijuana to treat post kidney transplants with ongoing nausea?

Absolutely Not: Marijuana is not safe in post transplant patients as it may interact with many of the anti rejection medications and alter their levels. Consuming marijuana will also disqualify you from getting another transplant in the future if this one fails. ...Read more

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I`m 30 years old and one kidney from 23 years ago and smoke marijuana. It is very negative for the kidney smoking marijuana?

I`m 30 years old and one kidney from 23 years ago and smoke marijuana. It is very negative for the kidney smoking marijuana?

No: We would have found this by now. If you choose to use this familiar recreational intoxicant that makes folks silly, do it safely and don't drive a motor vehicle. This is not the place to discuss public policy, though I am not aware of any serious commentator in the medical community who has supported our draconian laws against cannabis since I started reading in the 1960's. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have had a kidney transplant my allergy doctor want me to take bactrium is this ok.

I have had a kidney transplant my allergy doctor want me to take bactrium is this ok.

Ask your doctor: It is good that you asked your doctor and i'd recommend doing as your doctors recommend. If you are still unsure, you can always get a second opinion or ask other doctors involved in the transplant process. They can communicate with each other and come up with a treatment plan. ...Read more

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What sports can a person play if they have had a kidney transplant?

Anything non-contact: The benefits of sports, physical activity and general exercise are overwhelmingly favorable for everyone, and especially transplant recipients. However, it may be worth reviewing with your physician first if you have had any heart problems, have new diabetes or vascular trouble since the transplant. But, these are all also important reasons to exercise if at all possible! Clear with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can someone have a heart attack after they have had a kidney transplant?

Can someone have a heart attack after they have had a kidney transplant?

CARDIAC CONCERN: Absolutely. Being a transplant recipient does not impact your cardiac risk directly, however many kidney transplants are the result of kidney disease that is linked to cardiovascular disease, which does increase your risk of heart attack. ...Read more

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I have had a kidney transplant 3 years ago and I suffer with osteoarthritis and I would like to take s -adenosylmethionine as I can't take Nsaids will?

I have had a kidney transplant 3 years ago and I suffer with osteoarthritis and I would like to take s -adenosylmethionine as I can't take Nsaids will?

Ask nephrologist: S-AME is not generally toxic to the kidneys, but you don't give any other medications or information about the nature of your kidney disease. There is a rare condition called Lesch-Nyan syndrome that can be worsened by s-AME. Your kidney physician and your pharmacist should be your primary source of information, and I recommend against depending solely on online sources. ...Read more

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Can I eat proteins if I have had a kidney transplant?

Can I eat proteins if I have had a kidney transplant?

Yes: For those with a functioning kidney transplant a regular diet with limited salt and fat is preferred. For diabetics concentrated sugar may also be limited. ...Read more

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I have had a kidney transplant 14 years ago what are the chances of getting off some anti rejection pills?

I have had a kidney transplant 14 years ago what are the chances of getting off some anti rejection pills?

This is a discussion: You will need to have with your specialist as there are multiple variables which contribute to the necessity to remain on immunosuppressants. ...Read more

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Can you use steroids if you've had a kidney transplant in the past?

Can you use steroids if you've had a kidney transplant in the past?

Yes: Steroid use could be limited by any allergies or complications from prior use. ...Read more

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I had a kidney transplant 3 years ago is it ok for me to take gnc mass xxx supplement?

I had a kidney transplant 3 years ago is it ok for me to take gnc mass xxx supplement?

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

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My father just had a kidney transplant is it common to have lung problems after transplant?

Not usually: Fortunately, not very many kidney transplant recipients have lung problems early after the transplant. However, like all patients who take anti- rejection drugs they are susceptible to infections with viral, fungal and bacterial pneumonia. We advise taking the flu vaccine (only the dead virus type) and the Pneumovax vaccine. Also important to abstain from smoking. ...Read more

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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

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My partner had a kidney transplant 3yrs agob ton a review with gp he was told he has slightly raised globulin levels, its at 70. Any ideas why?

See nephrology: There are a number of problems that occur in transplant recipients, some of which are minor and some quite serious. They range from recurrence of the original disease to viral infections to effects of transplant medicines to what is called "transplant nephropathy ". He needs to review his status with his transplant nephrogist, who can define his problems, their severity and their solutions ...Read more

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A guy I know had a kidney transplant when he was younger & we talked about dating but then he told me he got warts & herpes as a side affect frm meds?

A guy I know had a kidney transplant when he was younger & we talked about dating but then he told me he got warts & herpes as a side affect frm meds?

Organ Transplants: Because immunosuppressive therapy inhibits the immune system, many patients develop infections while undergoing treatment for organ transplants. These conditions are usually treatable with medications and include fungal, viral, bacterial infections, and skin cancer. ...Read more

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Is it okay for a person who has had a kidney transplant in the last 4-5years to own a pet dog?

Yes: Dogs are fine to own. Try to avoid direct contact with the stool and if they get sick don't let them lick you. It is safe to have a dog though. ...Read more

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I had a kidney transplant 6 months ago and it itches all the time. What could be causing this?

Many things: Go over your medication list and your diet with your transplant team. You may also seek the advice of a dermatologist if there is one particular skin area that itches. ...Read more

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What to do if I need help with a good diet plan for a person whom just had a kidney transplant?

Limit salt and fat: You should eat a well balanced diet with no added salt. Limit the fat intake. If you have good kidney function there should be few limits on fluids and food groups. ...Read more

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I had a kidney transplant 14 years ago. I want to start skydiving on the weekends. Any concerns?

I had a kidney transplant 14 years ago. I want to start skydiving on the weekends. Any concerns?

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 more

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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

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Got a tattoo had a kidney transplant 4 years ago was it okay to get one?

Got a tattoo had a kidney transplant 4 years ago was it okay to get one?

Get which?: Tattoo or transplant?
Since both are in past tense, it's probably a bit late to ask the question?
Now, assuming you're on immunosuppressant (s) for the transplant, the only risk for tattoo is getting an infection like hepatitis C which your body may not handle as well.
If you're asking if it's ok to have gotten kidney transplant - I presume it was urgently needed given the type of procedure it is ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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Kidney Transplant (Definition)

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


Kidney (Definition)

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