The lifestyle changes you should make may depend on the type of kidney disease that you have, but doctors usually suggest a change in your diet and frequent exercise. Protein, potassium, and sodium put stress on the kidneys, so suggested diets are usually low in these ingredients. You may also have to make dietary changes that will help treat complications of kidney disease, such as high cholesterol. If you are healthy enough to exercise, it can help you maintain your energy and manage stress. Especially for the sake of the quality of your life, do your best to keep up the everyday activities that make you happy and help you lead a fulfilling life.
Galen Centeno, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Location and Office HoursPlainfield Health Center
Plainfield, NJ 07063
- Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center
What lifestyle changes should I make if I have kidney disease?
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Can I get coronary artery disease after a cardiac transplant?
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Following a cardiac transplant, some individuals will develop a type of chronic rejection called coronary artery disease. This is different from the narrowed arteries often seen in individuals who have not had heart transplants. It can happen at any time after a heart transplant, but usually is seen a few years after the surgery. Another complication is called cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV). CAV makes the walls of the heart's arteries thick and hard making blood circulation more difficult. It can result in a heart attack, failure of the heart, cardiac death, or abnormal heart rhythms.
How is coronary artery disease (CAD) different for women than for men?
In general, men are more likely to develop coronary artery disease than women. This is because, until they go through menopause, women benefit from higher levels of estrogen in their bloodstream. However, once women go through menopause, their rate of developing the disease exceeds men's. After the age of 70, more women die of coronary artery disease than men.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
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