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Can Chestnuts Be Eaten by Dialysis Patient

2014-10-13 03:47

Can Chestnuts Be Eaten by Dialysis PatientChestnuts are the a specialty of China, and they have the good reputation of King of Fruit. In some countries, people even call them ginseng fruit. Can chestnut be eaten by dialysis patients?

Chestnuts are a tonic to kidney. Now let’s see its health benefits.

-Chestnut can help repair microscopic holes and leaks in blood vessels and capillaries so as to reduce the leakage of protein and red blood cells.

-Chestnut can also help make the vein wall elastic therefore preventing swelling and damage.

-Chestnut are rich in unsaturated fatty acids, vitamins and minerals, which can prevent high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, arteriosclerosis, osteoporosis and some other complications common too see among kidney patients.

-Chestnut contains approximately 21% of the recommended daily intake of dietary fiber, which can remove the excess cholesterol and prevent it from absorbing into the intestines. Besides, it can relive constipation, a common complication of dialysis.

There are also some other health benefits of chestnuts for kidney patients. For example, it prevents common colds, aids in weight control, boost immune system, etc.


Chestnuts taste very delicious and have so many health benefits, but you should avoid eating too much. Because it contains various minerals, such as potassium and phosphorus. If you are on hemodialysis, potassium intake is life-threatening and phosphorus intake can worsen skin itch. If you are on peritoneal dialysis, there is less restriction on potassium intake, so you can eat moderate chestnuts.

Diet plays an important role in kidney disease treatment. Dialysis patients should pay especial attention. If you have had enough of dialysis and want to get rid of dialysis to live a relatively normal life, please feel free to contact online doctor or leave a message below. Our doctors will give you some personalized suggestion.

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