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Nutrition After Kidney Transplant

Nutrition By Neha Suryavanshi

Kidney Transplant

It  is  important  to  follow  a  well-balanced  diet  to  keep  your  new  kidney  healthy.   Eating  a  healthy  diet  and  increasing  your  activity  can  lower  your  risk  of  heart  disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and osteoporosis.

After  discharge Here are some tips for staying healthy:

1.Fluid goals: –

If your new kidney is working, drink plenty of fluid.  You are no longer on a fluid  restriction.  Dehydration can be harmful to the new kidney.

 

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2. Protein:

In the first 2 months after transplant, you need more protein to heal after surgery, fight  infection, and provide energy.  Protein-rich  foods  include:
•  Lean  meats,  poultry,  fish.
•  Low-fat  or  nonfat  milk,  yogurt,  cheese
. Eggs,  egg  substitutes
•  Dried  beans,  peas,  nuts.
• Tofu, other soy foods.

 

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3.Potassium:

Your transplant medications can cause a high potassium level in your blood.

Avoid foods high in potassium
High-potassium  foods  include:

• Fruits like melons,  bananas,  avocados,  oranges.
Vegetables like  potatoes,  tomatoes,  dark  leafy  greens

•Chocolate

•Dried  beans,  lentils
• Salt substitutes

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4.Sodium:

Limit sodium to help control fluid retention and blood pressure. Avoid adding salt to  foods.
Foods  that  you  may  also  limit  include:
•  Salt  seasonings  (such  as  garlic  salt,  soy  sauce,  teriyaki  sauce)
•  Cured  meats  (such  as  ham,  bacon,  sausage)
•  Lunch  meats  (such  as  salami,  bologna)
•  Frozen  meals  that  have  more  than  600  mg  sodium  per  serving
•  Pickles  and  olives
•  Canned  foods  with  added  salt  (such  as  canned  vegetables  and  soups)
•  Fast  food  and  many  restaurant  foods.

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Food  Safety Transplant  drugs  can  lower  your  immune  system  and  increase  your  risk  for  food-borne  illness.
You  can  reduce  your  risk  by  handling  food  safely:
•  Avoid  raw  and  undercooked  meats, seafood,  and  eggs,  and  unpasteurized  dairy  products.
•  Always  wash  fresh  fruits  and  vegetables  well  before  eating.

•  Avoid  grapefruit  products  at  all  times  when  taking  may  cause  high  blood  sugar,  nausea,  and  diarrhea.    If  you  have  high  blood  sugar, limit sweets, regular soda, and juice.

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Long  Term  Goal :

It  is  important  to  maintain  a  healthy  weight  after transplant  to  keep  your  new  kidney  healthy.    Weigh  yourself  often  and  avoid  high-calorie  foods, such  as  fatty  foods  and  sweets.  Follow  a  heart-healthy  diet  to  control  your  weight  and  lower  your risk  of  high  cholesterol,  high  blood  pressure,  and  diabetes.
•  Choose  lean  meats,  poultry,  and  fish.    Trim  all  visible  fat  off  meat  before  cooking.
•  Choose  low-fat  or  nonfat  dairy  products.
•  Avoid  shortening,  butter,  or  stick  margarine.    Choose  olive  or  canola  oil  and  tub  margarine, used  in  small  amounts.
•  Avoid  fried  foods.    Bake,  roast,  broil,  boil,  or  sauté  foods  instead.
•  Choose  foods  high  in  fiber,  such  as  whole  grains,  legumes,  and  fresh  fruits  and  vegetables.   Aim for 25-35 grams of fiber per day.

Exercise After  transplant,  exercise  can:

•  Help  to  control  your  weight.
•  Strengthen  your  heart.
•  Improve  your  endurance.
• Keep your bones healthy.

An Article By

Dt.Neha Suryawanshi

 

 

Neha Suryavanshi

Dietician Neha Suryawanshi is a nutritionist based in Sion, East Mumbai, India. Nutritionist Neha Suryawanshi is a weight loss diets expert. She is helping people to reach to their health related goals with her healthy diets & lifestyle. Dietitian Neha Suryawanshi provides weight loss diet consultations online. Online diet consultation, customised online diet plans, personalized. She believe in health care that is based on a personal commitment to meet patient needs with compassion and care. I have done M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management. P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics ,Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application, B.Sc. in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics. Dietitian’s Neha Suryawanshi’s nutrition expertise is in Weight Management, Diabetes Management, PCOS Management, Heart Disease Management, Thyroid Management and Sport nutrition and other clinical disorders. She has worked at Snap Fitness Goregaon as a Corporate Nutritionist where she provided diet and nutrition couseling to Clients and prepared, monitored diet plans on weekly basis and with VLCC Health Care Pvt.Ltd. Currently working as an Online Diet Consultant with Lybrate, Practo, icliniq, happydna and other health websites and writing health blogs as well.

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