Patient Information:


Pets :

It is usually recommended not to have pets in order to avoid infection. Keep away from caged birds.Psychological HealthThe goal of kidney transplant is to help the patient enjoy a full and satisfying life. You must always keep a positive attitude towards life.Take your new life as a re-birth and start each day of your life with an enthusiasm.'Always look towards the sun,and your shadow will fall behind.'Physical health depends a lot on the mental health too. It is the strong will power that can sail a boat even through a storm. You can increase your mental power by yoga, meditation. This will also help you concentrate well in your work and give you happiness.Because immunosuppressive medications interferes with your natural immune system, you need to protect yourself consciously from infection after the surgery by taking the following precautions :
Wash hands often.
Keep hands away from face and mouth.
Stay away from people with colds or other infections.
Ask friends to visit only when they are well.
If the patient has a wound and must change his own dressing, wash hands before and after.
Wash hands after coughing or sneezing, and throw tissues into the trash immediately.
If someone in your family becomes ill with a cold of flu, have that Avoiding Infection
individual follow normal precautions (use separate drinking glasses, covering their mouths when coughing, etc.)
Avoid handling animal waste and avoid contact with animals who roam outside.
Avoid vaccines that consist of live viruses, such as oral polio, measles, mumps, man measles, yellow fever, or smallpox. The live virus can cause infections. If a patient or any family member intends to receive any vaccinations, they should notify the transplant team or local physician.
Take good care of your teeth by brushing two times a day and seeing the dentist twice a year for cleaning and check-up.
To prevent diarrhea take plenty of fluids, clean water and clean food. If diarrhoea persists for more
Than two days, you must report this to your doctor.
Ask the school nurse or other official to notify you immediately of any communicable diseases (for example, measles, chicken pox, mumps) that may be circulating in your school.
A number of postoperative complications are possible:
Infections
High blood pressure
There is no way to predict accurately which patients will have problems. Your physician team will do his/her best to reduce the likelihood of complications and to treat them promptly if they occur. Following instructions carefully and keeping the doctor informed of any difficulties will help a patient return quickly to a normal, active life.