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What Protein Shakes Are Okay For Kidney Transplant Patients
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
Friend has had a kidney transplant 10 years ago, he is leaking protein on new blood work. Should he avoid 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
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
Yes: If a patient has a working kidney transplant and is not dealing with complications such as infection, rejection etc. It is no different for them to work overnights than for anyone else. They have to make certain they are getting rest during the day. ...Read more
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
Probably: There is no dosing adjustment for renal insufficiency for this drug, but you should check with your nephrologist to be safe. ...Read more
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
I am post kidney transplant patient having low in WBC request your valuable suggestions on foods, fruits. Can I consume white maida?
Not recommended: Could be related to your rejection medicine ifyou are still taking them ; if the WBC are less than 3.5, should go to an hematologist to be looked at formally. ...Read more
Is it common for kidney transplant patients to get cytomegalovirus? Is the virus always active in transplant patients? Any med to make it inactive?
Yes they can: No reason not to have cats unless subject or family is allergic to them. ...Read more
Hmm: Some people advocate this. I do not routinely suggest this to my patients. I instruct them to "be smart" and not go places where people are ill. Wash their hands after contact. Wearing a mask won't hurt anything but it may not add a whole lot either. ...Read more
What do doctors consider when looking at the amount of immune suppression drugs used for a kidney transplant patient?
Many Considerations: There are many issues that can affect the amount of immunosuppression given to a recipient. The relationship between the donor and the recipient, the specific donor kidney source, the age of the recipient, the liver and bone marrow function, prior use of immunosuppressive drugs, prior cancer or infections, are just some of the medical variables that play a role. ...Read more
I'm a Male and undergone Kidney Transplant patient 2 years back, me and my wife trying to conceive and worried about the side effects of the medicine?
Proceed with plan...: Congratulate for surviving well through successful kidney transplant and come to run another hurdle of life - procreation. To move on, everyone has to face and accept the available truth and facts of life so to proceed with plan to materialize your wish for baby-making since their is no way to avoid who and what you are. More? Ask your kidney-transplanting doctor and nephrologist. Best wish... ...Read more
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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Yes: Yes, it is safe.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: The dose may need adjustment depending on the function of the kidney transplant. ...Read more
Can a kidney transplant patient become a doctor? I thought they couldn't cuz of the risk of getting infections.
They can be a doctor: You make a good point that doctors may be exposed to infections, but that exposure is carefully controlled and monitored in the medical environment. Just as a doctor can avoid illness, so can a person on immunosuppression. Also, there are many fields of medicine in which the doctor has more limited patient contact such as radiology or pathology. If you want to be a doctor - go for it! ...Read more
Post kidney transplant patient. High uric acid levels (8.9 mg/dl). Advised lebuxostat 40mg daily by doctor...Please advise the diet and restrictrions.
Yes: There are a number of successful pregnancies after kidney transplant in the us every year. It is regarded as a high risk pregnancy, and require care coordination of you transplant team and the obstetricians. ...Read more
Not safe at any age: Kidney transplants are only performed for people who are in very stable medical conditions. Dialysis is used to replace kidney function for people in comas or other types of emergent circumstances. If they survive, they are carefully evaluated + educated as transplant candidates. At any age, the patient must be expected to "survive + thrive" the txp long enough to justify the use of the kidney. ...Read more
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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