These are some concerns that are generally questioned by patients :
Alcohol - Avoid taking any alcohol beverages, even if it is very
low in alcohol content. Liver breaks down alcohol and medication. Such mix of metabolism in the liver is
detrimental to your liver health.
Smoking - Smoking can be harmful to health. It is more so if you have undergone a liver transplant.
Driving - Depending on your recovery period, you can resume driving 6 to 8 weeks after your transplant. Your reflexes and judgment may be impaired due to the various medications you are taking. Therefore it is advisable that you have a licensed driver with you during every trip.
Sex - Depending on your recovery process, you can resume sexual activity as soon as you feel well enough. Certain medication can result in lower desire. If you have any concern, please check with your transplant surgeon.
Travelling - If you are planning to go on a trip to countries that would require immunisation for smallpox, measles and other vaccine that contains a live virus, please contact your transplant coordinator immediately. She can assist in providing a letter, signed by the transplant surgeon, stating that you cannot receive these vaccinations. On the other hand, it would not be safe for you to travel within the first year after your transplant and if you are not immunized. You would be more prone to contracting a disease as your immune system is low. Furthermore, 3rd world countries lack the medical facilities or expertise to assist you if you are unwell. Question is “Why take chances?”
Dental - Though dental works are part of the pre-transplant assessment, there may be an occasion that you need to visit the dentist after the transplant. Before you visit your dentist, please check with your transplant physician if you need to take antibiotics.
Pregnancy - There have been a number of successful pregnancies reported among female recipients. It is strongly recommended that you wait a period of 1 year following your transplant before making plans to start a family. You should speak to your transplant physician on birth control and pregnancy concerns. You can find more information on “Pregnancy After Transplant” chapter