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Are Kidney Failure Stage 4 Patients Suitable to Eat Pumpkin

2014-09-11 03:50

Are Kidney Failure Stage 4 Patients Suitable to Eat PumpkinPumpkin does not only taste delicious, but also contains many nutrients like vitamins, fiber and various minerals that body needs to function normally. But for kidney failure stage 4 patients, they have many diet restrictions. Are they suitable to eat pumpkin? If you want to have a general knowledge of renal-friendly diet, please go on reading.

As a matter as fact, pumpkin consumption has many health benefits.. Now let’s see its health benefits first and then I will tell you how to eat pumpkin to keep the health of your body.

Pumpkin is diuretic.

Due to kidney function impairment, kidney patients usually have edema. Pumpkin juice is an innate diuretic, which can help you increase the urine output and flush the waste out of the body.

Pumpkin lowers cholesterol.

Kidney patients often have high cholesterol level. Pumpkin is high in phytosterols, which is similar to our human cholesterol. It can normalize the cholesterol to a normal level.

Pumpkin is anti-inflammatory.

The various waste can trigger inflammation in the body. For example, the accumulated uric acid can cause inflammation in joints and immune complexes may cause kidney inflammation. Pumpkin contains beta-carotenoid and beta-cryptoxanthin, which can reduce your risk in developing inflammation.

From the above, we can see that pumpkin is good for kidney failure stage 4 patients, but you should pay attention to recommended daily intake. Because pumpkin is a good source of potassium. It is said that one cup of pumpkin contains 550 mg of potassium. Too much pumpkin intake may affect how your heart works. If your blood potassium level is higher than the normal level, you had better avoid pumpkin.

Diet is not enough for you to control kidney stage. You should treat kidney failure stage 4 with medications. There are many natural therapies in our hospital. If you are interested in them, please contact online doctor. We are glad to help you.

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