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Living with your new liverLLiving with your new liverLiving with your new liverEnglishTransplant;GastrointestinalTeen (13-18 years)LiverDigestive systemConditions and diseases;Non-drug treatmentTeen (13-18 years)NALanding PageCollection Hub<p>Learn how to stay on top of your medications, monitor for early signs of liver transplant rejection, make healthy lifestyle choices, manage stress and navigate a range of healthcare and other issues in adulthood. <br></p><p>​Learn how to stay on top of your medications, monitor for early signs of liver transplant rejection, make healthy lifestyle choices, manage stress and navigate a range of healthcare and other issues in adulthood.<br></p>

 

 

Living with your new liver2900.00000000000Living with your new liverLiving with your new liverLEnglishTransplant;GastrointestinalTeen (13-18 years)LiverDigestive systemConditions and diseases;Non-drug treatmentTeen (13-18 years)NALanding PageCollection Hub<p>Learn how to stay on top of your medications, monitor for early signs of liver transplant rejection, make healthy lifestyle choices, manage stress and navigate a range of healthcare and other issues in adulthood. <br></p><p>​Learn how to stay on top of your medications, monitor for early signs of liver transplant rejection, make healthy lifestyle choices, manage stress and navigate a range of healthcare and other issues in adulthood.<br></p><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Medications and vaccines</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>The key to keeping your transplant liver healthy is to take your medications exactly as instructed! Read about the medications that can stop your body rejecting your new organ, prevent infections and manage side-effects. You will also learn how to stay up to date on important vaccines.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2704&language=English">Managing your medications after a transplant</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2705&language=English">Handling your medications</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2706&language=English">Sticking to your medication schedule</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2707&language=English">Types of medications you need after transplant</a></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Immunosuppressant medications</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2708&language=English">Immunosuppressants: Overview</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2709&language=English">Tacrolimus</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2710&language=English">Prednisone and prednisolone</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2711&language=English">Mycophenolate</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2712&language=English">Azathioprine</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2713&language=English">Sirolimus</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2714&language=English">Cyclosporine</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2715&language=English">Regular check-ups when taking immunosuppressants</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Anti-infectives</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2716&language=English">Cotrimoxazole</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2717&language=English">Nystatin</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2718&language=English">Valganciclovir and ganciclovir</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2719&language=English">Cytomegalovirus immune globulin</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Maintenance medications</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2720&language=English">Maintenance medications: Overview</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Over-the-counter medications</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2654&language=English">Over-the-counter medications: Overview</a></li></ol></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2722&language=English">How to fill prescriptions and get your medicines</a></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Vaccines</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2723&language=English">Vaccine issues after an organ transplant</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2724&language=English">Common types of vaccines</a></li></ol></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Self-monitoring and potential complications<br></h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Because an organ transplant is such a major operation, it's not unusual to have some complications as you recover and return to your daily life. Find out about the different types of complications, how to keep track of your health every day and how to share any problems with your transplant team.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2664&language=English">Self-monitoring and potential complications after a liver transplant</a></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Potential complications after a liver transplant</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2665&language=English">Surgical and post-operative complications</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2666&language=English">Rejection</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2667&language=English">Infection</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2668&language=English">Other complications</a></li></ol></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2669&language=English">Routine self-monitoring after a liver transplant</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2731&language=English">Regular tests and checks-ups after a liver transplant</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2663&language=English">Communicating with your healthcare team after a liver transplant</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Your diet after a transplant<br></h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;">​ <p>After a transplant, you will need to follow a healthy diet and may also need to drink a set amount of fluids every day. Find out how to handle and store food safely, read nutrition labels and use diet to maintain a healthy body weight and manage medication side effects.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2661&language=English">Monitoring your diet and fluid intake after a liver transplant</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2733&language=English">Safe handling of food after transplant</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2734&language=English">Making safe food choices when your immune system is weaker</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2736&language=English">Reading nutrition facts tables and food labels</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2737&language=English">Medication side effects that can be controlled with diet</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2670&language=English">Your fluid needs after a liver transplant</a></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Special diets</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2735&language=English">Maintaining a healthy body weight after a transplant</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2740&language=English">Low-sodium diet</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2741&language=English">Low-potassium diet</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2742&language=English">High-potassium diet</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2743&language=English">Low-phosphorus diet</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2744&language=English">High-phosphorus diet</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2745&language=English">Low-sodium, low-potassium and low-phosphorus diet</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2746&language=English">Cholesterol-lowering diet</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2747&language=English">Calcium and vitamin D-rich diet</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2748&language=English">High-magnesium diet</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2749&language=English">High-fibre diet</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2750&language=English">Energy-boosting diet</a></li></ol></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Your life after a transplant</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Once you have recovered from surgery and adjusted to your new routine, your main goal is to remain as healthy as possible with your new organ. Learn how to stay healthy through exercise, sun safety and solid travel and lifestyle decisions.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2751&language=English">Healthy eating tips after transplant</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2752&language=English">Staying safe in the sun</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2753&language=English">Avoiding mosquito bites and related diseases</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2662&language=English">Physical activity after a liver transplant</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2755&language=English">Your body image after a liver transplant</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2756&language=English">Mental health concerns after a transplant</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2757&language=English">Travelling when you have a transplant</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2671&language=English">Drug and alcohol precautions after a liver transplant</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2759&language=English">Sex and relationships</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2760&language=English">Tattoos and piercings after a transplant</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Managing stress</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Stress is a normal part of life. Everyone experiences it at one time or another. In this section, you'll learn about different types of stress - whether from painful procedures, difficult conversations or schoolwork - and how to cope. You'll get tips on using relaxation and distraction techniques and getting support from those closest to you.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2761&language=English">Stress: Overview</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2762&language=English">Managing stress after a transplant</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2763&language=English">Relaxation</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2764&language=English">Distraction</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2765&language=English">Coping with stressful or painful tests or procedures</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2767&language=English">Managing difficult conversations after a transplant</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2768&language=English">Dealing with teasing and bullying after a transplant</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2769&language=English">Getting the most from your support system</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2770&language=English">Talking to teachers about your transplant</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Looking ahead to adulthood after transplant</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>This section has information on how to prepare for transfer to adult care and what to consider when making long-term decisions about your future, including further education, work, leaving home or having children.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2771&language=English">What to expect in the adult healthcare system</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2762&language=English">Talking with healthcare providers on your own</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2773&language=English">Understanding your transplant care and managing your medications</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2775&language=English">MyHealth Passport: Overview</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2776&language=English">Getting involved in your community</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2777&language=English">Getting ready for university or college</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2778&language=English">Employment and career options</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2779&language=English">Managing your finances</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2780&language=English">Factors to consider when leaving home</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2781&language=English">Becoming a parent after a transplant</a></li></ol></div>livingwithnewliver