Hypertension after transplant
can be caused by many factors, such as your medications, changes in the function of your kidneys, or too much sodium (salt) in your diet.
At home, you will be asked to check and record your daily blood pressure, heart rate and weight.
We strongly encourage you to purchase an automatic blood pressure monitor which can provide an accurate assessment of your heart rate and guidelines:
Follow your doctor's guidelines about alcohol use. In general, you should limit your daily alcohol consumption to no more than two drinks per day for men and one drink per day for women and lower-weight individuals. One drink equals:
- 1.5 ounces of 80 proof liquor (example: whiskey, vodka, or gin) OR
- 5 ounces of wine OR
- 12 ounces of beer or wine cooler
Take your blood pressure medications as prescribed.
Bring your blood pressure records to each visit and report high blood pressure readings in-between visits.