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Is Apricot Good to People with CKD

2014-03-13 03:26

Is apricot good to people with CKD?We are literally what we eat. A balanced diet is very important to keep us healthy. If you are diagnosed with CKD, a more restricted diet will be required. Is apricot good to people with CKD?

Apricot has a high health value for the general population. However, in CKD, it is a wise choice to avoid eating this fruit for the high level of potassium in it.

Potassium is a kind of mineral in body and it plays a role in keeping the heartbeat regular and muscles working right. Healthy kidneys can remove potassium from body normally to keep right amount of potassium in body. The normal level of potassium in body is 3.5-5.0 mEq/L.

However, in CKD, when kidneys fail to function normally, high levels of potassium will build up in body, if the potassium level becomes too high, it can cause an irregular heartbeat or a heart attack. These heart problems can be very dangerous and even life-threatening. So apricot is not allowed for people with CKD. In addition, dates, fig, papaya and so on are also not recommended to people with CKD. If you want to get a list of recommended foods in CKD, you can email to kidneyabc@hotmail.com.

High potassium is dangerous for CKD patients. How to keep potassium level from getting too high?

1. Limit foods loaded in potassium and get right amount of potassium in diet.

2. If you high-potassium foods are included in your diet, leach them before using.

3. Do not drink or use liquid from canned fruits and vegetables, or the juices from cooked meat.

If you want to learn more other aspects of diet for CKD, you can leave a message below.

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