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Why Kidney Disease Patients Had Better Not Eat Bananas

2013-08-19 10:23

Why Kidney Disease Patients Had Better Not Eat BananasBananas have soft pulp and take delicious. The most majority people especially older ones love bananas very much. However, kidney disease or kidney dysfunction patients are not advised to eat bananas. And now follow us to find the relative reasons.

What is kidney

Kidneys are important organs in our body. They play the role of keeping balance of electrolytes and water, filtering blood and remove toxins out of our body.

What will happen if kidney disease patients eat bananas?

1. Edema occurs which will aggravate patients’ illness conditions.

Bananas are rich in sodium salt. If kidney disease or kidney dysfunction patients eat too many bananas, they actually consume more sodium salt. However, their kidneys lose the function of regulating liquid water metabolism, which makes less sodium be removed from their body, so sodium retention will present in their body. In addition, since sodium salt can absorb water and much sodium salt stay in their body, sodium and water will infiltrate tissue space due to the change of osmotic pressure. In this way, edema occurs which aggravates patients’ illness conditions. Besides, sodium salt increases in their body which will also burden their hearts. For this reason, it makes their edema and high blood pressure more severe and further affects their hearts. What’s worse, it can even lead to heart failure. Thus, kidney disease or kidney dysfunction patients are not advised to eat bananas.

2. Eat bananas can lead to the disorder of trace elements.

Bananas are delicious fruits, so some people such as kidney disease patients may eat too many bananas at one time. However, bananas contain many trace elements like Magnesium and Potassium and so on. And if someone intakes too many of these trace elements at one time, which will lead to a rapid increase of Magnesium and Potassium. The rapid increase of Magnesium and Potassium will lead to other trace elements in a disorder state which brings some harms to your health. Thereby, kidney disease or kidney dysfunction patients should not eat too many bananas at one time, and they had better not eat bananas.

From the above content, kidney disease or kidney dysfunction patients had better not eat bananas. Even if they eat bananas, they need get their doctors permission or consult our online doctors directly.

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