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Doctor insights on: Kidney Transplant And The Use Of Amino Acids

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Does branch chained amino acids affect kidneys. ... I have kidneys can I use it?

Does branch chained amino acids affect kidneys. ... I have kidneys can I use it?

You consume: Branched chain amino acids in your diet all the time, and with normal liver function, you have nothing to worry about. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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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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Can kidney transplant patients use hgh?

Can kidney transplant patients use hgh?

Risks involved: Thank you for your question. All medications can affect how your transplant medications work. Kidney rejection due to not enough medication is possible. Alternatively severe infection or kidney injury from too much medication is also possible. Higher blood pressure is often seen with hormone therapy and that too may cause your transplant kidney to incur damage. Close monitoring would be needed. ...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 have one good kidney, will have other removed, does not function. Would amino acids supplement be safe to take? I don´t want to harm my good kidney.

I have one good kidney, will have other removed, does not function. Would amino acids supplement be safe to take? I don´t want to harm my good kidney.

Why supplements?: Basic amino acids are in your diet, and shouldn't pose a challenge to you kidney, but why take anything that could potentially harm your kidney? Too much of a good thing is too much. You need to be careful to avoid things that are nephrotoxic, that includes medicine too ...Read more

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I had a kidney transplant 3 years ago I will like to know if a can use white kidney beans for my diet?

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

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My wife recently donated a kidney. Are there guidelines on how much protein she should have per day? Or specific amino acids to avoid?

My wife recently donated a kidney. Are there guidelines on how much protein she should have per day? Or specific amino acids to avoid?

Not really: Her kidney function should return to 80cc/min or higher in the coming weeks to months. At that level of function a healthy diet is all that is needed. The key is to follow up on her function over lifetime at a frequency of 8-12 months or sooner if issues. Most donors do well and don't have issues. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can kidney transplant patients use elliptical machine?

Can kidney transplant patients use elliptical machine?

Yes: Transplant patients are encouraged to exercise. The only caution would be in activities in which there could be direct trauma to the allograft, like from a kick or punch. ...Read more

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Why's a kidney transplant a better solution to kidney damage than the use of a dialysis machine?

Why's a kidney transplant a better solution to kidney damage than the use of a dialysis machine?

Length and quality: Life expectancy for a person after kidney transplant is about double that of a person on dialysis. Also most but not all people say their quality of life after transplant is better than it was while on dialysis. ...Read more

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Does amino acids and whey protein causes problems in kidneys?

Does amino acids and whey protein causes problems in kidneys?

Here are some. ..: All available studies have revealed no conclusive evidence to cause kidney damage although possible increased risk of renal stone and possible stress onto the already sick kidneys. Generally speaking, their use for ordinary healthy kidneys should be okay and poses no known risk to the kidneys. More? To http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/261806-whey-protein-kidney-damage/. Best wishes. .. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use a total gym 2 years after kidney transplant?

Is it ok to use a total gym 2 years after kidney transplant?

See below: I don't see why not. If you are unsure, ask your doctor to make sure you are healthy enough for regular exercise. ...Read more

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Would it be okay for post kidney transplant patients to use piriton?

Probably: There is no dosing adjustment for renal insufficiency for this drug, but you should check with your nephrologist to be safe. ...Read more

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Has 'branched chain amino acids' (bcaa) diet suplement some negative affects on human body? (kidneys, liver etc.?)

Has 'branched chain amino acids' (bcaa) diet suplement some negative affects on human body? (kidneys, liver etc.?)

? beneficial: Likly to be beneficial in variety of conditions as source of protein. I am not sure the price you pay. Is worth it as egg white is as good a protein which comes. In natural form. ...Read more

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Is marcain safe for kidney transplant patients to use for foot neuropathy?

Probably okay...: Probably ok to use it sporadically except someone with hypersensitivity to it. Since caring neuropathy usually is a long-term and recurrent matter, please consult the pain experts for detailed long planning.

Congratulation for your success in renal transplant! to max such medical benefit, practice healthy lifestyle and avoid overindulgence and obsession.

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I have weak kidneys but fine now but still little weak? Will bcaa supplement affect my kidneys, will these amino acids stress or affect my kidney?

I have weak kidneys but fine now but still little weak? Will bcaa supplement affect my kidneys, will these amino acids stress or affect my kidney?

Branched chain AA: You shouldn't have any adverse effects of taking BCAA in the setting of renal insufficiency or failure. However, you need to take this supplement into account when considering the total amount of protein you are taking per day. Some patients with renal failure need to restrict protein intake to avoid taxing the kidney function. You need to consult your Nephrologist regarding protein intake. ...Read more

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Is it safe for kidney transplant patients to use hair removal cream?

Is it safe for kidney transplant patients to use hair removal cream?

KidneyTransplant: I wouldn't put hair removal cream over the kidney transplant, but on other parts of your body it should be ok as long as you don't have any open sores or wounds. ...Read more

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Post kidney transplant patient. High uric acid levels (8.9 mg/dl). Advised lebuxostat 40mg daily by doctor...Please advise the diet and restrictrions.

Diets little help: Diet have little influence on the serum uric acid level. The med prescribed should handle the problem. Was the Febuxostat prescribed by the nephrologist? If not, check with him or her first. ...Read more

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How do I get a kidney transplant?

How do I get a kidney transplant?

Need a Tx Center: You need to be evaluated by the transplant team at an approved transplant center. They will go over the process and describe what is required to be wait listed for a kidney. One early suggestion, avoid any blood transfusions until you are evaluated. If you become sensitized from an elective blood transfusion, you may wait years or never receive a kidney. ...Read more

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Are kids born in need of a kidney transplant?

Can happen: Children can be born without kidneys or kidney function at all. It will be hard for them to survive. Many in fact also have other congenital anomalies including severe brain deformities which limit their survival. Early childhood renal failure is usually first treated with dialysis in order to restore nutrition and growth. Transplant comes later. ...Read more

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Who are best candidates for kidney transplant?

Renal failure alone: Anyone with permanent renal failure that has the mental and physical capacity to adhere to the medical regimen required to keep the kidney functioning. There are some excluding factors such as severe cardiovascular disease, prior cancers or infections, other progressive diseases that are not resolved, or psychological limitations. The best candidates would be those without other diseases. ...Read more

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What is the nerve supply for kidney transplant?

What is the nerve supply for kidney transplant?

Usually divided: There are several neural inputs to the orthotopic kidney (in its natural position) that travel along with the blood vessels. However, these are divided when the kidney is removed for transplant and not re-attached. Usually there is little sensatoin/pain with a transplant kidney. However, overlying tissues such as peritoneum in the recipient can cause pain during certain diseases. ...Read more

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What can I expect at a kidney transplant evaluation?

What can I expect at a kidney transplant evaluation?

See below: Evaluation for kidney transplant is done by the transplant team at most institutions. These may include a transplant coordinator, the surgeon, the nephrologist, social worker. They all will evaluate your condition and educate you about kidney transplant. They may not do it all on the same day. They present their findings to a transplant committee. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the procedure for kidney transplant?

Please help! What is the procedure for kidney transplant?

Inserting new kidney: Healthy kidney obtained from a cadaver or live donor who is as close as possible to being a perfect tissue match to proposed recipient. Kidney is inserted into recipient by joining arteries ; veins of donor kidney to those of recipient ; donor ureter to recipient bladder. See diagram. Recipient then requires medication to try ; prevent recipient's body fro rejecting this new ; foreign organ. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: kidney transplant?

What is the definition or description of: kidney transplant?

Kidney's moving day: 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 one person into another. ...Read more

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How risky is a kidney transplant for the doner and receiver?

How risky is a kidney transplant for the doner and receiver?

Depends: Living donor mortality is less than 1%
as for the recipient, depends on their pre existing medical condition, especially cardiac and other disease states, such as diabetes. ...Read more

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What are the shots a kidney transplant person should not get?

What are the shots a kidney transplant person should not get?

Live attenuated vac: Any vaccines that contain live attenuated viruses such as MMR (mumps, measles, rubella) need to be avoided. ...Read more

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What is the risk associated with a kidney transplant for the doner and reciever?

What is the risk associated with a kidney transplant for the doner and reciever?

Slight for donor: As 4 any moderately severe operation. Life preserving or saving procedure 4 recipient. Life expectancy 4 kidney donor recipient is multiples better than to be dialysed 4 life. Live donor transplants do much better than cadaveric kidneys. Closer the tissue "match", tested before any live donor transpalnt, better the prognosis & lower the risk of rejection by recipient. Recipient risks rejection. ...Read more

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I always think im gonna go ill or get illl it just scares only felt like this since I had my kidney transplant in 2001?

I always think im gonna go ill or get illl it just scares only felt like this since I had my kidney transplant in 2001?

Don't: The point of a transplant is to life life. You had your transplant in 2001 and I am presuming you have not been ill. This is 14 yrs! Risk of infection goes down. Just be sensible in what you do, go about life and enjoy your life. Even if you get an illness most can be dealt with, so enjoy and take your meds. Happy that your kidney is 14 yrs old and am sure you can get many more out of it!! ...Read more

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Is it suggested I get ABO incompatible kidney transplant?

Breaking Rules OK: In some instances, it is permissible to break the ABO rules. A2 blood group donors, express less group a antigens, and may be considered as possible donors to otherwise ABO non-compatible recipients.
The experience of your transplant center with this modality is key. Please discuss further with them. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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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