Questions brought to you by people searching google and happening along my blog.
Answers brought to you by me.
"IgA nephropathy goes away in a transplanted kidney because"
IGA nephropathy is the kidney disease I've had since I was 12 and the reason for my kidney failure. Unfortunately, it doesn't ususally go away after a transplant. Most often the disease comes back and damages the transplanted kidney at the same pace it did your original kidneys. The hidden good news is that IGA Neprhopathy is usually a fairly slow moving disease and in a case like mine, it took 35 years to get to kidney failure. It wouldn't be unreasonable to expect it to take another 35 years for the transplanted kidney.
Regardless of all that, the immunosuppressive drugs you take to prevent your body from rejecting the kidney also do damage to your kidney and at a rate more aggressive than IgA Nephropathy normally would. Chances are you're going to need another transplant from the drugs before you would need another transplant from the disease. Although, the drugs are getting better and I'm currently on a study drug that is not nephrotoxic and if this drug or something like it makes it to market, the days of needing another transplant as a result of the drugs may soon be over.
"things that you shouldn't eat while on dialysis"
I was fortunate enough to time my kidney failure and transplant so that I could completely avoid dialysis, but in an effort to prolong my kidney function for the last few years, the doctor recommended I practice the same diet as people on dialysis and sent me to a nutritionist that specialized in dialysis patients.
The things you need to avoid are:
Protein (big bummer for a meat eater like me, but you can't skip it completely, unless you don't like hair or fingernails)
Phosphorus (it's in many foods but high in the following things)
Dark Colas (Coke, Pepsi, Dr. Pepper, diet or regular doesn't matter, surprisingly not root beer)
Whole Grains (wheat, rye, etc., better to eat white bread)
Seeds and nuts
Barley & Hops (Um.....BEER!?!?!?)
Potassium (it's in lots of fruits and vegetables, they give you a chart telling you which are better than others)
Sodium (high blood pressure and poor kidney function go hand in hand and salt raises your blood pressure)
Fat (being fat raises your blood pressure too)
It often feels like you can't eat anything and it always feels like you can't eat anything good. And many parts of the diet are not efficient for weight loss/maintenance, which is usually required. Good luck, I hated the diet and did everything I could to get a transplant ASAP because of it.
"can kidney transplant recipients drink dr. pepper soda"
YES! At least I can, but please ask your doctor to be sure. Lifestyle-wise, the great thing about getting a transplant is that all diet restrictions shown above GO AWAY! Once you have a kidney properly cleaning your blood, you can eat like a normal human being. To properly maintain the immunosuppressants in your blood, it's best to limit (notice I said limit, not eliminate) salt, caffeine and alcohol because they are things that dehydrate you. That's about it on the diet restrictions, though, and doctors discourage everyone from those things.
"cpap morning fart"
A CPAP is a breathing apparatus one wears over their face while they sleep to counteract sleep apnea. Ummm.....I think you may be wearing yours over the wrong orifice.
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Lastly, I'm honored to be listed as hit #11 of the following google search:
"famous kidney transplant recipients"
Yeah, so there's the guy in the NBA. There's the Mexican guy with the sitcom. I think Gary Coleman or the Webster kid may have gotten one. Then there's me. I think they got it right.
Also, I'm even more honored to be hit #12 of THIS google search, and don't think for one second I'm giving away my secrets.
"how to eat coochie"
I will say this, though. You're not the Tootsie Pop Owl. It's gonna take more than three licks and a crunch to get to where you're going