Follow these diet tips post kidney transplant
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Kidney transplant can affect your immunity system, as powerful medications prescribed to avoid rejection of the organ reduces your immunity. The medications used post kidney transplant are known to make you more at risk of catching infections, as a result doctors recommend that you follow a strict diet to keep any possible complications at bay. Additionally, people who are suffering from kidney failure are usually diabetic, hypertensive or suffer from cardiovascular disease which makes the diet even more important. Also, if you are not suffering from any of these dangerous health issues, the use of drugs (immunosuppressive) can surge the risk of diabetes, heart disease or hypertension. Here are some common diet restrictions that you should follow to keep any complications away post kidney transplant.
Fresh veggies and fruits can be helpful for people on dialysis. © Shutterstock
Include curd: Curd is rich in protein that helps you to recover post kidney transplant. You can also opt for sour food items such as lime and tamarind but avoid eating grapes, as they can interact with immune suppressive drugs and affect the healing of the kidney.
Avoid raw fruits: Fruits are considered good for your health but post kidney transplant, you need to lower the number of active bacteria on any fruit before eating it. Experts suggest that you should opt for fruits in stewed form instead of consuming raw fruits, as cooking will reduce the risk of infection.