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Which Fruits Can Not Be Taken By Kidney Disease Patients

2015-06-05 02:22

Which Fruits Can Not Be Taken By Kidney Disease PatientsProper diet plays an important role in the recover of kidney disease. What foods can kidney disease patients eat and how much to eat is complex. Individual diet plan should depend on patients’ severity of the disease.

What fruits are not suitable for kidney disease patients?

Are there any dietary restrictions that kidney disease patients need to follow? The following will introduce you some fruits which cannot be eaten by kidney disease patients.

Bananas are nutritious and delicious. But they contain a lot sodium while high blood pressure and swelling in nephritis patients should both limit sodium intake. Therefore, patients with acute and chronic nephritis and kidney dysfunction should avoid or at least limit bananas and other high sodium foods to avoid worsening kidneys and aggravating symptoms. In addition, banana has the role of embellish aperient bowel. In this condition, patients with dyspepsia and diarrhea should eat less banana.

1. Papaya

Patients with urinary tract infection should avoid eating papaya.

2. Cantaloupe

Cantaloupe is nutritious and regular consumption of cantaloupe is beneficial for heart, liver, anemia and constipation. However, as for kidney failure patients, they should avoid eating cantaloupe. Since damaged kidneys have disordered excretory and regulating function, kidney failure patients under such condition usually suffer from oliguria or anuria so as to cause potassium metabolism disorder. Due to decreased urine output, it can not expel extra potassium from the body timely. As a result, excess potassium will retain in the body, causing hyperkalemia. High levels of potassium will lead to cardiac dysfunction, sudden cardiac arrest and threaten your life. Potassium level is really high in cantaloupe so kidney failure patients are not allowed to eat cantaloupe and other high potassium fruits.

3. Oranges

Patients with kidney stones, lithangiuria and cystolith should not eat oranges. This is because orange is a rich source of vitamin C and the metabolic product of vitamin C can combine with calcium ion to form stones, which will worsen your medical conditions.

4. Apples

Apples contain high levels of vitamin C. Vitamin C can be metabolized to oxalic acid. Oxalic acid will worsen urinary calculus.

Many kidney diseases are caused by improper diet. Kidneys are important organs which are responsible for removing wastes and toxins. If you do not pay attention to your diet, it will put a strain on your kidneys. Kidney disease is easy to occur. Kidney disease patients should not eat the above foods too much.

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