I've not looked up national averages for male versus female transplant patients. Some men gain, some do not gain much.
I suspect that women have a greater problem with weight for at least to reasons: (1) females naturally have a greater proportion of fat-to-lean than males. And (2) our culture tends to put more emphasis on the physical appearance of women. The second reason is sad and unfair, but it is still true.
Prednisone is often at least partly to blame, but in the last 5 or 6 years, more patients are being totally removed from prednisone early, or are never starting it at all.
I don't really know what sort of exercise suits you. But cooking for yourself helps any diet. I've made it a point to cut out ALL processed foods, and limit fast food only to those times when I am away from home for a day or two and have no choice.View Thread
The whole blood group antigens thing is easier to understand if you think of it this way:
There are A markers, and there are B markers. O has neither A nor B markers, and AB has both A and B markers.
You don't want to upset the apple cart, so A can go to A or to AB. (Nothing new is introduced.) B can go to B or AB. (Same here, nothing that wasn't there already is added.) O, since it brings nothing new to the party, can go into A, B, AB or O.
Now the HLA matching is a whole different matter, and add PRA to that and it gets a lot more complex. But as far as blood groups, it's pretty straightforward.View Thread
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