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What Vegetables Are Bad for ESRD Patients

2014-09-11 04:36

What Vegetables Are Bad for ESRD PatientsVegetables bad for ESRD (End Stage Renal Disease) patients should be avoided, so as to avoid further kidney damages. Well, what vegetables are bad for ESRD patients?

If you search on the internet, you may find it is really hard to find a specific diet plan that can be used by all the kidney disease patients and this is because exact diet arrange should be on the basis of exact illness condition. Here, in this article, we will introduce several vegetables bad for ESRD patients. If you have any specific question about diet for kidney disease, please contact our online doctor or leave us a email directly: kidneycares@hotmail.com.


Spinach is regarded as a bad vegetable for End Stage Renal Disease patients due to its high potassium content. Kidney helps to maintain normal potassium level, and when kidneys are severely damaged, they lost their ability to remove excess potassium out of the body timely. Spinach is high in potassium, so it is a bad vegetable for ESRD patients.

Wax gourd

Wax gourd is another vegetable bad for kidney failure patients. On the one hand, it is high in sodium which is important for a healthy body, but causes high blood pressure and fluid retention if there is high level of sodium in blood. Damaged kidney can not keep the balance of sodium level, high sodium foods, including wax gourd, should be avoided. On the another hand, wax gourd is very rich influid. Kidney filters blood and produces urine. For ESRD patients, they run high risk for fluid retention and decreased urine output due to impairment of kidney function, so vegetables rich in fluid should be avoided so as to avoid worsening of fluid retention.

Red pepper

Dried red pepper is also bad for ESRD patients as it is high in phosphorus. High phosphorus level in blood affect our body from getting enough calcium. Therefore, high phosphorus foods like red pepper increase ESRD patients’ risk for renal bone problem.

Some vegetables for good for kidney and some others are bad for kidney. If you want to know more information about diet for ESRD patients, please feel free to contact us directly.

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