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Can People with Stage 4 Kidney Disease Eat Corn Flakes

2015-05-11 03:51

Can People with Stage 4 Kidney Disease Eat Corn FlakesFor some people, corn flakes are their favorite. But as long as they are diagnosed with CKD, they should pay attention to what they eat and drink. Can people with stage 4 kidney disease eat corn flakes?

Corn flakes reduce the risk of heart disease.

Heart disease is a common complication of kidney disease. Corn flakes contain a lot of fiber, which helps reduce blood cholesterol level so as to reduce the risk of heart disease. Besides, dietary fiber can help you keep at bay the problems of constipation.

Corn flakes improve anemia.

Anemia is also very common among stage 4 kidney disease patients, because the severely damaged kidneys can not secrete enough erythropoietin to make hemoglobin. Corn flakes have a very high iron content. Iron is a main component of hemoglobin. A high iron diet can help you improve anemia.

Corn flakes help you control weight.

Not a few kidney patients have weight gain problems. Because of high content of dietary fiber, your tummy gets filled easily so as to satisfy your hunger.

Precautions

The commercially available corn flakes are rich in sugar, salt and fat. If your kidney disease is associated with diabetes, or if you have high blood pressure or swelling, you should limit the intake of corn flakes. Corn flakes are generally acidic in nature and causes acidic state in the blood and tissues, which increase the risk of acidosis.

Can people with stage 4 kidney disease eat corn flakes? Generally speaking, moderate intake is OK. As to the recommended daily intake, you had better talk with your doctor, who can give you the answer according to your medical condition. Diet is just a part of treatment. If you want to live a normal life, you should find a suitable comprehensive treatment. For more information, please contact online doctor or leave a message below.

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