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What is the best diet for a kidney transplant recipient?

Q: My 48 years old brother underwent kidney transplant seven years back. Since then, his creatinine level has usually remained as high as 10.25 and his haemoglobin has comes down as low as 5.0. As per the doctors, my brother's transplanted kidney is working only 30%. What can be the best diet for him?

A:A kidney transplant with normal kidney function can have normal diet. However, your brother has poor kidney function with high serum creatinine for which he has been advised dialysis. In such a situation, the diet will depend on whether he is on dialysis or not. On dialysis, a patient receives high protein diet. For your brother the best diet menu can be made by the physician taking care of him as one has to consider his background nutritional status, other co-morbidities, acute factors, overall treatment plan.


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