What should you stay away from after a liver transplant?
Do not eat undercooked foods of animal origin. This means no rare roast beef or undercooked hamburger. Avoid foods that include raw or undercooked eggs, such as Caesar salad, Hollandaise sauce, some custards, and chocolate mousse. Do not eat soft cheeses, and discard moldy foods.
- Raw seafood like clams, oysters, sushi and ceviche.
- Raw, rare or undercooked meat, poultry and fish.
- Raw or undercooked eggs.
- Foods containing raw eggs like cookie dough or homemade eggnog.
- Unpasteurized milk and unpasteurized cheese.
- Unpasteurized cider.
- Bean and alfalfa sprouts.
To help care for your liver, you will need to:
Eat a healthy diet, exercise, not smoke cigarettes and not drink alcohol. Contact your doctor if you are feeling ill. Have your labs drawn as directed by your doctor, including any additional testing. Follow lifting, walking, showering and activity restrictions.
Very common longer-term risks
Infections are very common, even many months or years after a liver transplant. The most common infections are chest or urine infections. These are usually fairly straightforward to treat with antibiotic tablets. Infections inside the liver transplant itself can be harder to treat.
Most foods and drinks are completely safe for you to take after transplant. Please AVOID grapefruit, pomegranate, pomelo, blood orange, and black licorice, as these can increase the amount of anti- rejection medication in your body and this could harm you.
A transplanted liver may be more sensitive to damage by chemicals, including alcohol. The transplantation team recommends that recipients avoid overuse of alcoholic beverages after transplantation.
- Driving. Sometimes, hair restoration is performed under strong sedation. ...
- Sleeping Flat. ...
- Forgeting the Ice. ...
- Scrubbing Your Hair or Shower. ...
- Dyeing Your Hair. ...
- Forgetting to Drink Water. ...
- Sleeping on Your Tummy. ...
- Applying Ice Directly to the Scalp.
Chest infections are very common after a liver transplant. Usually these infections are fairly easy to treat with a short course of antibiotics. These are usually successfully treated with antibiotics.
Reaction to the anesthetic (medicine that makes you sleep during surgery) Injury to other organs during surgery.
Recovering from a liver transplant can be a long process, but most people will eventually be able to return to most of their normal activities and have a good quality of life. It can take up to a year to fully recover, although you'll usually be able to start gradually building up your activities after a few weeks.
Can you live a normal life expectancy after a liver transplant?
The long-term outlook for a liver transplant is generally good. More than 9 out of every 10 people are still alive after 1 year, around 8 in every 10 people live at least 5 years, and many people live for up to 20 years or more.
If your liver transplant was due to an alcohol-related disease, you must never drink alcohol again as you risk harming your transplanted liver. This also applies if alcohol was thought to have contributed to your liver disease, even if it was not the main cause.