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Managing eating problems after transplant
Sue Nov 2014
Sue Little, RDN, LD

Foods don’t taste like they used to. Your mouth is so dry that eating bread is like eating cardboard. You’re just not hungry. Sound familiar? You’re not alone.

“Everyone who goes through transplant, whether it’s allogeneic or autologous, usually has issues with how foods taste either before, during, or after transplant. And other side effects from treatment can make eating unpleasant,” shares Sue Little, RDN, LD, a registered dietitian with the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics Transplant Center.
While eating after transplant might not always be easy, there is good news. Many of the changes you experience will get better with time. For problems that last longer, there are things you can do to manage them. Get tips for finding solutions that work for you.
Getting support from others who've been there
Jill Randall Nov 2014
Jill Randall, MSW, LICSW

“We all share a huge life change that no one else can relate to.” It’s one of the reasons transplant recipient Kristin finds it helpful to participate in a BMT support group. Recipient Ed and his wife and caregiver, Kate, first went to a support group to get help for themselves. “Now we go because our experience and positive story of hope may help and encourage others,” says Ed.
“Support groups are a useful place to connect with others who have gone through the physical ups and downs and emotional changes through the transplant journey,” shares Jill Randall, MSW, LICSW, who led support groups at a transplant center.

Whether you or your loved one’s transplant was months or years ago, read on to learn how a support group may help.

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