Is Metabolic Syndrome A Risk After Kidney Transplantation?by Manya Verma Health care and lifestyle
waiting for a transplant, those affected with kidney disease have to follow a
restrictive diet pattern. This diet pattern is designed to preserve remaining
kidney function and maintain health while on dialysis. Patients often seek
freedom from these restrictions and thus seek kidney transplantation. Experts
at the hospital in Patna, which
offers one of the best kidney transplant
in India that patients are usually able to enjoy foods rich in potassium
and phosphorus after a transplant, but must balance this with a heart healthy
diet that promotes a healthy body weight. If they can’t do that, they may be
prone to suffering from something called metabolic syndrome.
Is Metabolic Syndrome?
syndrome is a condition where you have several problems with your metabolism
all occurring at the same time. To be diagnosed with metabolic syndrome, you
must have at least three of the following conditions: high blood pressure, high
blood sugar, a high triglyceride level, a low HDL cholesterol level or excessive
fat in and around the abdomen. Certainly, any one of these conditions alone can
increase a patient’s health risk, but the combination can be very dangerous.
When you have metabolic syndrome, your risk for heart disease and developing
type 2 diabetes goes up dramatically. Growing evidence suggests that it can
also affect the long term survival of a patient’s new kidney.
Is The Most Common Risk Factor For Metabolic Syndrome After Kidney Transplant?
a leading kidney doctor in Patna,
working at a top kidney transplant
hospitals in India say that being overweight is the most common risk
factor, as it affects two thirds of kidney recipients. This weight gain is
often attributed to the liberal nature of the diet after transplant compared to
the pre-transplant diet. Patients usually have a better appetite after a transplant,
which means a higher food intake.
significant boost in appetite can be attributed to the fact that the patient is
no longer uremic, as well as side effects of their immunosuppressant
medications, especially the steroids that increase appetite. As a result of
these two changes, one has the tendency to gain weight. At times, it may be
good to gain some weight if the patient had difficulty with weight loss or
malnutrition before transplant, but they must be sure to not exceed what you’re
their doctor considers a healthy weight for you.
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