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Can CKD Patients Eat Sweet Potato

2016-10-25 08:19

Can CKD Patients Eat Sweet PotatoNowadays it is the season of sweet potato. In the street, you can smell its fragrance. It is very tempting. However, as a Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patient, can I eat sweet potato?

Nutrients in sweet potato

Sweet potato is nutritious. It contains rich starch, vitamins, cellulose and other necessary nutrients. Besides, it also contains magnesium, phosphorus, calcium and linoleic acid. These substances can maintain the flexibility of blood vessels, and also stimulate the secretion of digestive fluid and motility. Then, constipation can be prevented.

Sweet potato is not good for diabetic nephropathy patients.

Dietary fiber and microelements in sweet potato can prevent diabetes. However, if you suffer from Diabetic Nephropathy, you need to control total calorie intake while there is rich starch and polysaccharide in sweet potato. If you eat too much sweet potato, you will consume too much calories, which will affect the management of blood sugar. However, it does not mean diabetic nephropathy patients can not eat sweet potato. They just need to avoid eating it too much.

Besides, people with weak digestive system function should not eat too much sweet potato as well. Because eating too much sweet potato will secrete more gastric acid and this will cause stomach discomfort.

Sweet potato has some benefits for CKD patients. For example, it is a good source of vitamin D which helps build healthy bones. Besides, sweet potatoes also contain iron, and support a healthy immune system. Generally speaking, patients should eat sweet potatoes based on their specific illness condition. If you do not know whether you can eat sweet potatoes or not, you can send your medical reports to kidneycares@hotmail.com. Our doctor will give you the answer.

Of course, it is not enough to only pay attention to your diet. You also need to take medical treatment. The key point in kidney disease treatment is to repair kidney damage and improve renal function. Here we recommend a series of Chinese medicine treatments including Medicated Bath, Medicated Foot Bath, Mai Kang Mixture, Moxibustion Therapy, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy and Steaming Therapy, etc. They help expand blood vessels, improve blood circulation, prevent inflammation and coagulation, degrade extracellular matrix and provide nutrients. Gradually your renal function will be improved. With a improved renal function, you can live a relatively high quality life.

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