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Is Grapefruit Good For Kidney Failure Patients

2014-04-21 02:00

Is Grapefruit Good For Kidney Failure PatientsRefreshing and delicious grapefruit is rick in phytonutrients such as vitamin A, beta-carotene and lycopene. It is regarded as the “paradise” for its unique health-promoting as well as disease-healing properties. Grapefruit not only tastes great, it lowers cholesterol, help your skin, and more. Well then, for kidney failure patients, is grapefruit good for them?

Actually, kidney failure patients can benefit from grapefruits. Here are some health benefits of grapefruit on kidney failure patients.

1. Grapefruit helps lower cholesterol levels

The antioxidants found in grapefruit are effective in reducing cholesterol levels. However, if you are taking drugs, do not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice. This is because grapefruit has a negative reaction against many drugs such as drugs used in treating depression, allergies, high blood pressure and even HIV. If you want to use grapefruit as a regular form of treatment, you should consult your physician or consult our online experts to make sure it is good for you to eat grapefruits.

2. Grapefruit helps calcium absorption.

When kidneys are damaged, the ability of balancing electrolytes like calcium and phosphorus is also affected, easily causing high phosphorus level and low calcium level. In this case, high phosphorus in the blood will inhibit the absorption of calcium, leading to low calcium level. Patients will suffer from bone problems such as bone pain, bone fracture and osteoporosis. Eating grapefruit can supplement some calcium to alleviate bone problems to some extent.

3. Grapefruit has potential kidney benefits.

Grapefruit juice may help dissolve and prevent the recurrence of certain types of kidney stones made of calcium oxalate. Also it may help reduce blood cholesterol levels, repair injured tissues, reduce the effects of free radicals, boost immunity, which is all beneficial for kidney health in different ways.

Generally speaking, as long as kidney failure patients eat grapefruits moderately and properly, they can benefit from grapefruits. Also they should know in what cases they cannot eat grapefruits to avoid kidney damage. For example, when kidney failure patients have high potassium in blood, they cannot eat grapefruits due to its relatively high in potassium.

In a word, whether you can eat grapefruits depends on your medical conditions. Therefore, if you want to have your own diet, you can describe your medical condition to kidneycares@hotmail.com to get a reasonable diet for you.

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