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

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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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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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What sports should I avoid playing if i recently had a kidney transplant?

What sports should I avoid playing if i recently had a kidney transplant?

Contact sports: Avoid all contact sports like foot ball etc caution and common sense to avoid trauma near the transplanted kidney. ...Read more

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Which sports should I avoid if i had a kidney transplant?

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

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

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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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 are the effects of CMV for a person with kidney transplant?

What are the effects of CMV for a person with kidney transplant?

Affects many organs: Cytomegalovirus is very common, and over half the adult population has had the infection. However, transplant patients that take immunosuppressive drugs to prevent rejection are very susceptible to reactivation of latent (hibernating) virus, or getting a primary infection from the donor who may have been exposed. The virus can invade the bone marrow, liver, lungs, intestines, eyes, etc. ...Read more

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If a person had acute kidney trouble, would getting a kidney transplant be advisable?

No: Acute kidney trouble is generally correctable- depends on the cause. Rarely, if it is permanent then transplant can be considered. ...Read more

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Can an elderly person live through a kidney transplant?

Senior transplant: Depends not so much on chronologic age, but rather physiologic age and overall performance status/co-morbidities. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a kidney transplant person to be around a person with mrsa?

Is it safe for a kidney transplant person to be around a person with mrsa?

Avoid: Avoid that person since your immunity is depressed and you do not want to get that infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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