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Can A Dialysis Person Have Coffee

2014-05-01 06:58

Can dialysis patients drink coffee? We all know dialysis patients should pay more attention to their drinking and meals. As a common and refreshing drink, coffee is favored by many people-either healthy people or unhealthy people. However, if dialysis patients love drinking coffee, they also want to know if whether coffee can be drunk.

Can A Dialysis Person Have CoffeeAs the medical conditions may vary from person to person, there is no exact answer on diet suggestions for dialysis patients. Generally speaking, dialysis patients should avoid drinking coffee with the following unhealthy benefits.

1. Coffee contains rich caffeine. Too much caffeine intake may cause further kidney damage. If kidney disease patients drink more than 1-2 cups of coffee can cause bothersome side effects for renal failure patients.

2. Sleep quality can be affected which will worsen their fatigue and tiredness.

3. High creatinine level can be worsened. This is because coffee has diuretic property to increase urine output and cause dehydration.

From the above information, dialysis patients are not recommended. However, it does not mean all coffee has no healthy benefits to dialysis patients.

The healthy benefits of coffee is as below:

1. Lower your risk of type II diabetes

Type 2 diabetes currently afflicts about 300 million people worldwide. The studies show that people who drink the most coffee have a 23-50% lower risk of getting diabetes. Diabetes is a leading factor of kidney disease. Lowering diabetes is also reducing the risk for kidney disease.

2. Does not cause heart disease and lower the risk of stroke

Actually, there is some evidence that women who drink coffee can reduce the risk of heart disease. Also researches have shown that coffee drinkers have a 20% lower risk of stroke.

These two properties of coffee both benefit dialysis patients. Drinking coffee is associated with a 20% lower risk of death in men and a 26% lower risk of death in women. Dialysis patients can drink coffee moderately and properly.

You should choose drinking coffee according to your own healthy condition. Or if you do not know whether you can drink coffee, you can consult our online doctor or leave your message to kidneycares@hotmail.com and we are glad to help you.

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