Is it okay for kidney transplant patients to work a graveyard shift?

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.
I you take med ok. Make sure the shift change does not make you miss your medication schedule.

Related Questions

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...

Can a lupus patient always have a kidney transplant?

Always? Not sure what is meant by always. In general those individuals with kidney failure due to sle can receive transplant. However, if the disease is fresh and active, it may be prudent to wait a while. The immunosuppression used to prevent rejection is often able to control any lupus activity. Some others may have lupus complications such as heart disease and clotting that needs special attention. Read more...

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...
Yes. Once you are cleared by your transplant surgeon/physician to exercise, an elliptical machine is a great way to improve your cardiovascular function. Read more...

When during renal failure should a patient be given a kidney transplant and why?

Stage. Most transplant programs won't list you for transplant unless your GFR is < 20. Being on dilaysis is not a requirement though. For more info on what GFR means, read the following: http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/04/what-is-chronic-kidney-disease-or-ckd.Html. Read more...

Is it safe to give a kidney transplant to a 75 year old patient or 56 year old patient?

Can be safe. Kidney transplants have been done in recipients as old as 80 years, but that is very rare. What is more important than the chronological age of the patient is the physiological age. Specifically, prior cancers, infections, and the cardiovascular health of the patient needs to be evaluated. The potential for physical rehabilitation needs realistic assessment as well. Read more...

Can patient with fsgs and aiha undergo kidney transplant? Whether the patient should go for live donor or cadaver transplant? What r success rate?

Fsgs recurs but, Fsgs is okay to transplant whether live donor or not! however, recurrence, is possible. Fsgs returns in about one third of the transplanted kidneys i.e. Every 3 persons with kidney failure due to fsgs who get transplant, one of them will see fsgs affecting his transplant. The disease may take years to appear however. So, possible recurrence is not a reason to not transplant persons with fsgs. Read more...

If a kidney transplant fails after 3 years, can the patient go back to dialysis to stay alive? Do the immunosuppressant medications need to be cont?

Yes, needs dialysis. Immunosuppression is meant to prevent rejection of the transplanted kidney, graft rejection is a separate disease apart from the function of the new kidney. This is a complex issue, nephrology assessment and follow up is needed, please seek their input and care, good luck. Read more...
No. The sole purpose for the immunosuppression is to keep the body from rejecting the graft and thus there is no reason to keep taking it if the transplant is no longer functioning. Yes you will need to get dialysis while waiting for another transplant. Best to check with your nephrologist to see if there may still be some residual function in the transplant before you stop the IS drug. Read more...

Do you know kidney transplant patients who have had children?

Absolutely! It's quite possible to conceive and bear children if you are stable after a kidney transplant. Some exceptions exist. One patient i know delivered healthy twins a year after her transplant! check with your transplant physician before taking or changing any medications! Read more...
Mothers + Fathers. The ability to be a biological parent is best restored by a well functioning kidney transplant. There is no problem in sperm caused by the rejection meds. Women with txps do have "high risk" pregnancies because of increased risk of high blood pressure + the need to adjust med doses. If kidney function is poor, the risk of the kidney failing is real. But healthy babies are possible with good care. Read more...
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...

What is the drug of choice for kidney transplant patient for colds?

Colds. Traditional cold are usually viruses. There is no medication that will treat the cold. You just need to treat you symptoms to make you comfortable until you body can fight off your cold. You should get your flu shot every year. Wash you hands often for prevention. Read more...