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Metabolic Syndrome after Kidney Transplant Are You at Risk

2015-09-15 17:27

Metabolic Syndrome after Kidney Transplant Are You at Risk After kidney transplant is done, patients are suggested to have no salt diet for few weeks. If everything goes well with new kidney, patients can have no restricted meals like healthy people. However, if there are high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high triglyceride level, low HDL cholesterol level, it indicates the problems of your new kidney. If three or more than three symptoms of the above occur, it is called metabolic syndrome in clinic. Metabolic syndrome is very dangerous for patient with kidney transplant, which can enhance the risk of developing heart disease and type 2 diabetes. What is worse, new kidney is under threat for a long time with metabolic syndrome.

Hence, it is very vital for patients after kidney transplant to pay attention to metabolic syndrome in daily life. You can go to hospitals to check waistline, measure blood pressure and draw blood. In general, if waistline is over 40 inches for a man or over 30 inches for a female, maybe there are something wrong with patients. Blood pressure is more than 130/85, which need to be noticed for them. Blood sugar is above 100 mg/dL, needing to be worried. In addition, triglyceride level of 150 mg/dL or more should be taken more serious for patients.

For patients who are over weight, short of exercise, or have a family history of type 2 diabetes without healthy diet, they are having great possibility of developing metabolic syndrome.

Weight gain can happen easily on patients after kidney transplant because of medicines they need to take to inhibit immune system. And they usually have a better appetite with new kidney, making them eat more. In this way, weight gain is easy to appear. Patients need to notice daily diet to lose weight with consultation of dietitians and physicals. Fat and cholesterol food need to be limited or avoided. Besides, regular exercise or sport is necessary for them to follow in life.

A healthy diet and good lifestyle can help control metabolic syndrome well, therefore, if you are after kidney transplant, changes yourself now, which can save your life. More or any question, welcome to leave a message or contact online doctors anytime.

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