I'm sure we all are aware that prolonged use of immunosuppressants can lead to muscle atrophy (among other problems). With this in mind, do you do anything specific to try to prevent it?
Has your transplant team discussed this issue with you, and if so, what have they recommended?
I am 3 1/2 years post renal tx and take the usual cocktail of meds, namely, prednisone, myfortic and tacrolimus. I do not have any issues with the meds so far, but while I know that faithfully using sunscreen will help lower my risk to skin cancer, I am not sure what I can/should be doing NOW to lessen my risk of muscle atrophy LATER.
I suppose the obvious answer is weight/strength training, but I am just assuming this to be true.
Anyone? Thank you!