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What type of food and exercise can be followed in a kidney transplant recipient?


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Published At August 26, 2023
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am a kidney transplant recipient for six years. I want to know about the food intake and exercise I should do now. I am currently taking immunosuppressant medication. Kindly suggest.

Answered by Sanchari Majumder


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I read your query and understand your concern.

After kidney transplantation, most people have experienced low immunity problems due to powerful medication. Low immunity can increase the risk of infection. I will give you a diet chart. Try to follow this.

  1. Early morning - Light black tea, biscuit, and chattu water without salt.

  2. Breakfast - Cooked oatmeal or cooked dalia with vegetables like green beans, carrot, beet, onion, etc., smashed bread white with low-fat milk or smashed bread white and egg white.

  3. Mid-morning - Whole fruits (pineapple, berry, strawberry) or stewed apple.

  4. Lunch - Rice - one bowl.

  5. Vegetable dal - Half bowl.

  6. Clean chicken or freshwater fish - One piece or paneer curry or cabbage curry.

  7. Salad with cucumber.

  8. Evening snacks - Vegetable or chicken stew with less amount of salt one bowl of egg white two pieces.

  9. Dinner - Roti or rice one cup.

  10. Stewed vegetable (gourd, radish, etc)

  11. Skinless fish one piece.


  1. Avoid grapes and fruits.

  2. Try to avoid more salty foods. canned foods, popcorn, chocolate, papad, brown sugar, health drinks, cold drinks, baking powder, yeast, cake, pastry, soft drinks, potato, spinach, tomato sauce, soy sauce, alcohol, peas, lentils, etc.

  3. Take only apple, pineapple, papaya, pear, and guava among fruits.

  4. You can take skimmed milk boiled with garlic cloves and sour card as a protein supplement (low amount).

  5. A stewed apple is best for you.

  6. Drink five cups of water daily.

  7. Pineapple helps digestion.

  8. Flax seed is very good for you. Sprinkle over any foods and take.

  9. Can take sago porridge for breakfast.

  10. Sleep for at least eight hours.

I hope this helps you.

Thank you for consulting me.

You can always come back and reach me at icliniq.com.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Sanchari Majumder
Sanchari Majumder


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