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Is Metabolic Syndrome A Risk After Kidney Transplantation?

by Manya Verma Health care and lifestyle

Introduction

While 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.

What Is Metabolic Syndrome?

Metabolic 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.

What Is The Most Common Risk Factor For Metabolic Syndrome After Kidney Transplant?

Well, 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.

This 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.

The hospital in Patna mentioned above is a super-speciality hospital which specializes in kidney transplant. You can book an appointment at the hospital’s website, or visit the hospital directly, which is located at NH 30, Bailey Rd, MLA Colony, Raja Bazar, Indrapuri in Patna.

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