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Food that i can't eat after kidney transplant?

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In brief: Grapefruit

You can eat almost anything after a solid organ transplant except grapefruit or grapefruit juice as they can alter absorption and metabolism of the primary immunosuppression medications.

In brief: Grapefruit

You can eat almost anything after a solid organ transplant except grapefruit or grapefruit juice as they can alter absorption and metabolism of the primary immunosuppression medications.
Dr. David Mulligan
Dr. David Mulligan
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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Internal Medicine

In brief: Food and transplant

Good question - avoid saturated fats, avoid salt, avoid sugar, avoid cholesterol, try not to become obese.
Best foods are fruits and vegetables and whole grains and fish and very lean poultry. Be sure you have expert dietitian advice.

In brief: Food and transplant

Good question - avoid saturated fats, avoid salt, avoid sugar, avoid cholesterol, try not to become obese.
Best foods are fruits and vegetables and whole grains and fish and very lean poultry. Be sure you have expert dietitian advice.
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Dr. Amy Friedman
Surgery - Transplant
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In brief: Grapefruit

Your anti-rejection drugs are carefully adjusted by measurement of drug levels.
It turns out that grapefruit and grapefruit juice contain a substance that alters the levels of these drugs. We ask all transplant patients to avoid eating them. Fortunately, there is no problems with other citrus fruits, so eat plenty of oranges and lemons!

In brief: Grapefruit

Your anti-rejection drugs are carefully adjusted by measurement of drug levels.
It turns out that grapefruit and grapefruit juice contain a substance that alters the levels of these drugs. We ask all transplant patients to avoid eating them. Fortunately, there is no problems with other citrus fruits, so eat plenty of oranges and lemons!
Dr. Amy Friedman
Dr. Amy Friedman
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Dr. David Mulligan
I agree. If you love grapefruit, then you need to eat them everyday to keep consistent levels of medication to prevent rejection.
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