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Doctor insights on: Protein Shakes For Kidney Transplant Patients

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Can patients with kidney transplants take whey protein shakes or bars?

Can patients with kidney transplants take whey protein shakes or bars?

2 much protein-: -can challenge Ur kidneys, & with a transplant i would ask Ur transplant team about what Ur protein limits R. U really want 2 treat Ur new kidney with care. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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 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 a kidney transplant and i would like to know what is the ideal amount of protein I should take on a daily basis, with respect to exercise?

I have a kidney transplant and i would like to know what is the ideal amount of protein I should take on a daily basis, with respect to exercise?

Kidney transplant: Depends how long ago transplant, how much Prednisone & immuno suppress medication. Within 1st 4 week it is 1.4 gm/kg to avoid negative nitrogen balance. Stable kidney on maintenance immunosuppression therapy female may use 0.75g protein/kg and male 0.84 gm/kg. Your best bet would be to discuss your specific protein intake by dietary or your nephrologist in transplant section. ...Read more

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Type 1 Dia /Kidney transplant(12yrs) I'm trying a 10 day Green Smoothie Cleanse. It says to take a protein powder "RAW Protein" can I take this?

Type 1 Dia /Kidney transplant(12yrs) I'm trying a 10 day Green Smoothie Cleanse.  It says to take a protein powder "RAW Protein" can I take this?

Kidney Transplant: hey congrats on 12 years post transplant. Not knowing your kidney status it is hard to say wether you should be taking high protein supplements. Wether it is "raw" or not matters little. I would consult your Nephrologist as they know your creative clearance which is the best measure of your ability to handle proteins, ...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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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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What can cardiac catheteration do for the heart and if a kidney transplant patient needs one?

What can cardiac catheteration do for the heart and if a kidney transplant patient needs one?

Information: It is the definitive test for blockage in the coronary arteries. Your transplant doctors may or may not feel that that information is critically important in your particular case. ...Read more

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What's an alternative remedy for a patient with kidney failure aside from dialysis and kidney transplant?

What's an alternative remedy for a patient with kidney failure aside from dialysis and kidney transplant?

Not remedy - death: Some patients with kidney failure who are not actively depressed, have tried dialysis and are not reasonable transplant candidates choose to withdraw from care and knowingly accept that they will die. This is allowed in the us but certainly not encouraged. A pulitzer prize winning author, james michener, decided after the age of 90 that he had written his last book and did withdraw from dialysis. ...Read more

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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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