Nutrition plays an important role in helping the body heal after transplant. For the first few weeks after transplant surgery, it is important to eat enough calories and protein to help your body heal, fight infection, and provide the energy you need.
Once your transplant starts working well, your appetite and sense of taste will mostly likely improve. Weight gain can be a problem after transplant, as well as elevated blood sugar and elevated cholesterol levels due to certain side effects of anti-rejection medication.
You will receive specific diet education from one of our dietitians after your transplant. Our dietitians are available before and after transplant to assist with any dietary needs you may have.