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Is Bitter Gourd Good for Kidney Disease Patient

2014-04-14 08:42

Is Bitter Gourd Good for Kidney Disease PatientCan patients with kidney disease eat bitter gourd? As is known to us, bitter gourd is very common and delicious in daily life, and we always use it to cook. Moreover, there are large quantities of nutrients in bitter gourd. Here we will talk about effects of bitter gourd on patients with kidney disease.

In the first place, we should know that patients with kidney disease should limit intake of bitter gourd in daily life, the below is reasons:

1. Much potassium

There are much potassium in bitter gourd. For patients with kidney disease, they are very prone to high potassium in body, so much intake of potassium can make deposition of potassium worse, affecting kidney function.

2. Phosphorus

Deposition of phosphorus is very common for patients with kidney disease. And bitter gourd contains phosphorus, so eating much bitter gourd can put more pressure on kidney, affecting kidney function.

3. Protein

There are also some protein in bitter gourd, which can produce urea when decomposed in body. And urea is a waste, which can make kidney carry more burdens.

4. Sodium

Sodium can contribute to elevation of blood pressure, and high blood pressure is very common for patients with kidney disease. In this way, much bitter gourd can do harm to patients with kidney disease.

These four factors in bitter gourd can do bad to patients with kidney disease. Thus, though there are many nutrients like vitamin C and iron in bitter gourd, patients with kidney disease should limit bitter gourd in daily life. If your conditions are very serious, bitter gourd should be avoided.

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