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Healthy eating post transplant

Denise15
Denise15

What foods should I eat for a healthy live r post transplant I am overweight and Exercise is limited as I had a stroke and have limited mobility

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Trust9
Trust9Administrator

Good afternoon Denise15,

I am sure our forum members will be along to share in ther own experiences shortly, but may I suggest you ask your transplant team or GP for referral to a specialist dietitian who can create a plan specific to your requirements?

I have included a link to the British Liver Trust information regarding life after liver transplant

britishlivertrust.org.uk/in...

Best wishes,

Trust9

Your transplant unit would normally have a dietician who can offer individualized dietary information to suit your personal needs. Next time you are at clinic or even between clinics they should be contactable to give you appropriate advice.

Even though my hubby isn't post transplant and isn't currently under the actual transplant unit - the transplant unit liver specialist dietician just gave me at 20 minute over the phone advice session re. a recent change to his circumstances.

All the best, Katie

Denise15
Denise15
in reply to AyrshireK

Thanks. I did have a dietitian pre and post transplant but I was transplanted 4 yrs ago and unfortunately my memory is not good( nothing to do with transplant but had a stroke) . I’m really feeling I need to get fitter and carry less weight so wondered if anyone had advice re liver .

AyrshireK
AyrshireK
in reply to Denise15

Transplant team dietician should still see you and give you appropriate advice. It's in their interests to keep that new liver & you going as long and as healthy as possible.

My hubby was delisted from transplant list in 2015 so hasn't seen dietician since then. He was recently diagnosed with pre-diabetes and given useless generic advice locally - advice that contradicted what he needs to do to look after his liver and cirrhosis.

I contacted doctor in Edinburgh and she arranged for me to have a chat with t/p team dietician who came on phone to me for 20 minutes taking me through a complete consultation - diet now, diet advice etc.

If you contact your transplant team they should arrange for you to see the specialist dietician because you have unique needs which others might not share.

Best of luck, Katie

Denise15
Denise15
in reply to AyrshireK

Thanks Katie I will contact them x

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in reply to Denise15

Good Morning Denise

Firstly I cannot give you any dietary advise other than to say stay away from fat, process food foods crisps biscuits and fizzy drinks and if possible drink more water.

I'm sorry I cannot help you as it sounds like to me that you definately require dietary advise from a specialist who understands your medical history., therefore I would suggest you have a chat with your GP or put a call into your consultants office as you need to protect that wonderful your gift!

Please try and take care and and if possible try to keep in touch as were here to help as it sounds like to me your struggling and may need others by your side!

I'm here!

Love Trish x

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