If you were on dialysis before your transplant, you will notice a difference in what you can eat and drink once you have your new kidney. You will still need to eat foods low in salt and fat to prevent high blood pressure, and if you have diabetes, you will still need to watch your blood sugar. Ask your dietitian to help you make a healthy eating plan that will work for you and your new kidney.

Once you have recovered from the transplant surgery, you may be able to start a new exercise routine. Exercise can help improve your heart and lung health, prevent weight gain and even improve your mood. Talk to your doctor about the types of exercise that are right for you, how often you should exercise and for how long.