Qi gong is a physical and mental exercises to help both patients and healthy people to improve physical fitness, prevent and treat various chronic diseases, prolong life expectancy and develop potentials through regulating breath, physical movements and mind. It is a very good exercise for kidney transplant patients.
Regular practice of proper exercises have a lot of benefits to kidney patients that have had kidney transplant. The major concern for kidney transplant patients is how to prolong the life span of the transplanted kidney because of the high risk of organ rejection and various infections
Kidney patients have to take anti-rejection drugs for the rest of their life to make their body to receive the newly settled kidney. These drugs will suppress their immune system and further weaken their already low immunity and that is why patients are very susceptible to various infections after the surgery. If not dealt properly, organ rejection and infections will once again cause failure of the new kidney and patients will have to face high creatinine, dialysis, diet restrictions and a series of undesirable things.
Actually practicing qi gong can help solve the problem or at least try to prolong the life span of transplanted kidney, it can help strength patients’ immunity so as to make them stronger and less vulnerable to various viruses and infections.
Proper exercises can also have many other benefits to kidney patients. Such as qi gong can help control high blood pressure and high blood sugar which are the major causes of kidney damages.
It is very common that patients will gain a lot of weight within short time after kidney transplant which can cause lipid metabolic disorder and increase the risk of vascular lesions and renal damages. Practicing qi gong and some other mild exercises such as tai chi, walking, jogging can help control body weight and prevent obesity.
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