When Robert got his kidney transplant 17 years ago, his doctors told him that the transplant would only last for about 7 years. The reason for his transplant lasting for a long time is his constant care over his health and lifestyle. Robert credits the way he manages his diet and his overall health.
If you have a kidney transplant, the same diet for chronic kidney disease would apply. Making sure you’re on a kidney-friendly renal diet is the best diet for an individual with a kidney transplant. One major area Robert focuses on is the salt intake in your diet. Be mindful to reduce high sodium foods and always try to stay between 1500 mg – 2200 mg a day of sodium. Other helpful factors include consuming more fiber, quitting smoking, checking protein in your urine, etc.
Healthy Kidney Inc. has a whole bunch of tips and tricks on our website in order to maintain a healthy, kidney-friendly diet. You can learn about it all on our YouTube Channel as well. If you’re in stage 3 or 4 of kidney disease, the renal diet would be similar but your supplements may vary.
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