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What's a post-liver transplant support group for?

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Dr. Ralph Layman
Surgery - Transplant
3 doctors agree

In brief: Continued

...Need one for themselves can benefit others by being an example and a strong shoulder of support to lean on.

In brief: Continued

...Need one for themselves can benefit others by being an example and a strong shoulder of support to lean on.
Dr. Ralph Layman
Dr. Ralph Layman
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Dr. Ralph Layman
Surgery - Transplant
2 doctors agree

In brief: Continued

...Friends and family that are not going through the same things you are.
Additionally, some people have a hard time emotionally coming to grips with the fact that someone had to die in order for them to live. All these factors make support groups important. Not everyone who has had a transplant needs a support group but for the ones that do it is a real benefit. Also patients that don't...

In brief: Continued

...Friends and family that are not going through the same things you are.
Additionally, some people have a hard time emotionally coming to grips with the fact that someone had to die in order for them to live. All these factors make support groups important. Not everyone who has had a transplant needs a support group but for the ones that do it is a real benefit. Also patients that don't...
Dr. Ralph Layman
Dr. Ralph Layman
Thank
Dr. Ralph Layman
Surgery - Transplant
2 doctors agree

In brief: Support

Life after transplant can sometimes be difficult.
There are many potential problems that can come from the surgery and the medication that has to be taken. While your liver will be better, many of the other medical problems you had will not. A lot of the time people have severe malnutrition leading up to transplant. This can complicate recovery as well. Also it is sometimes hard relating...

In brief: Support

Life after transplant can sometimes be difficult.
There are many potential problems that can come from the surgery and the medication that has to be taken. While your liver will be better, many of the other medical problems you had will not. A lot of the time people have severe malnutrition leading up to transplant. This can complicate recovery as well. Also it is sometimes hard relating...
Dr. Ralph Layman
Dr. Ralph Layman
Thank
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