Vol 15, No 1 (2022)
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Physical activity after kidney transplantation

Kazimierz Ciechanowski1
DOI: 10.5603/RDTF.2022.0002
Renal Disease and Transplantation Forum 2022;15(1):19-22.


Chronic kidney disease is a risk factor of cardiovascular mortality. Renal transplantation is the best treatment for end-stage renal disease. In renal transplant recipients, healthy lifestyle and physical activity are recommended to improve overall morbidity and cardiovascular outcomes. Combined moderate/vigorous physical exercise appears to have a positive effect on major parameters related to cardiovascular risk factors, graft function, quality of life, and physical performance. Return to high-level sports after transplantation is also possible.

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