Liver Transplant; Surgery, Criteria, Recovery & Life Expectancy

Liver transplant recovery

Liver transplant recovery
Liver transplant recovery

After liver transplant surgery, there’s a very long recovery process, and patients require constant check-ups to make sure that everything is in order. At first, the doctor might recommend check-ups every week, and they are progressively extended to every year.

During this recovery time, you need to keep a balanced diet, avoid fatty foods, and favor fruits and vegetables. You need to stay away from alcoholic beverages, especially if alcoholic liver damage is the cause of your disease. Thus, talk to your doctor about this topic if you’re concerned about it.

After surgery, you will need to go through plenty of rest, and you may need to visit a physiotherapist to recover after this resting period. Whenever possible, and under the assistance of your physiotherapist, it is recommended to increase your physical activity levels with low-impact activities such as water aerobics or walking. When you’re fully recovered, you can gradually increase your activity levels, but do not practice any contact sports without talking to your doctor.

In most cases, resting extends to a minimum of 3 months, and you might require a longer time away from work depending on the nature of work and your recovery rate.

Written by Martin Davis