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After donating my kidney will I be able to still eat, drink, and take herbal supplements like I used to?

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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

You should be able to do anything that you could previously.
However, you will want to have regular checkups with your doctor to follow your kidney function.

In brief: Yes

You should be able to do anything that you could previously.
However, you will want to have regular checkups with your doctor to follow your kidney function.
Dr. Gregory Hines
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Dr. Luis Matos
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: One kidney

Maybe taking less will do.
You are going to need to be extra careful with your remaining kidney. You should research everything you take some herbal supplements are removed by the kidneys.You will also need to let your doctor know every time you are going to be prescribed anything.Such as antibiotics, decongestants (including over the counter) you instantly will have less than 50% kidney function.

In brief: One kidney

Maybe taking less will do.
You are going to need to be extra careful with your remaining kidney. You should research everything you take some herbal supplements are removed by the kidneys.You will also need to let your doctor know every time you are going to be prescribed anything.Such as antibiotics, decongestants (including over the counter) you instantly will have less than 50% kidney function.
Dr. Luis Matos
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