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Can Pineapple Be Consumed By FSGS Patients

2014-07-03 02:24

Can Pineapple Be Consumed By FSGS PatientsPineapple is an extremely tasty and juicy tropical fruit that is known to offer a lot of nutrition. Besides, pineapple can provide some health benefits such as anti-inflammatory properties, reducing muscle pain or swelling, improving blood circulation and maintaining good vision, etc. However, is pineapple good for Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis(FSGS) patients?

Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis is scar tissue that forms in part of the kidneys’ tiny filters called glomeruli. The cause of FSGS is the internal kidney reason like low immunity and the external kidney reason like antigen of the infection, cold, etc. In this case, patients with FSGS should eat foods which can fight against infection, cold and boost immunity.

In such cases, pineapples can be taken by FSGS patients. Here we will tell how does pineapple help kidney disease patients.

1. Prevent cold

Since pineapples are rich in vitamin C, it can fight off viruses that cause cough and colds. Cold over time can cause FSGS relapse easily. Thus, preventing cold is helpful for preventing relapse.

2. Anti-inflammation

Pineapple fruits include a proteolytic enzyme bromelain which has the ability of anti-inflammation. Anti-inflammation of pineapple can block the immuno-inflammatory responses and prevent further kidney damage.

3. Improve digestion

Digestive problem is a common complication of FSGS patients. Pineapple helps regulating the secretions in the pancreas to aid in digestion. Apart from that, bromelain in pineapple has protein-digestive properties, which can keep the digestive tract healthy.

4. Boost immune system

Vitamin C in pineapple is the body’s primary water soluble antioxidant, fighting against free radicals that attack and damage normal cells. Besides, vitamin C is vital for the proper function of the immune system. Restoring immune system is able to reduce the risk of suffering from kidney disease.

Pineapple also helps treat arthritis, gout, improve blood circulation and reduce or prevent thrombosis and so on. Generally speaking, FSGS patients can consume pineapple.

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