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Can People Do Exercise after Kidney Transplant

Provided by Expert Zhang Youkang on 2012-10-11 14:54

Can People Do Exercise after Kidney TransplantA kidney transplant is a serious surgery that lasts about 3 hours and requires a lengthy recovery period after getting discharged from the hospital. After a transplant, people usually wonder what special circumstances they need to consider for exercise. In fact, proper physical activities are recommended to help with the recovery procedure and to maintain physical and mental fitness.

Discuss limitations with the doctor first including age, water retention, joint problems and other medical conditions such as Diabetes and heart disease. With the doctor's approval, patients can start moderate daily exercise.

Regular exercise, performed under the doctor's supervision, can provide benefits as below:

- Decrease the risk for medical conditions like hypertension, high cholesterol and Diabetes;

- Improve the overall mental health;

- Improve the physical health, such as reduction in body fat, improved circulation, breathing, cardiovascular system, muscle tone, bone strength, etc.

Activity and sports

Avoid stretches like back bends and situps that may interfere with the healing of the incision.

Walking, biking and gardening can benefit post-transplant people by supporting firm muscle, promoting healthy digestion, enhancing immune function and reduce the risk of heart complications and depression.

After gaining the proper strength after kidney transplant, patients can enjoyed activities and sports like baseball, basketball, dancing or skating and so forth.

For people who return to jobs with lots of sitting, they can do desk exercises.

Talk to the physician or transplant team before beginning any exercise program. The post-transplant instructions from the hospital provide guidelines to help patients avoid injury or fatigue during exercise and to help them protect their incision during healing. If you still have anything unclear, leave a message in the below or send an email to kidneyabc@hotmail.com .

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