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Can people with stage 4 chronic kidney failure eat eggplant? Eggplant is one common food in our dinner. With correct condiment, eggplant can be made into one delicious course. Is this nourishing vegetable good for these patient? For different patients, the answer is different.
Who can eat eggplant?
If you have stage 4 chronic kidney failure but don’t have any severe complication, eggplant is available and you can get many benefits from it. For example, hypertension is one big risk for people with kidney disease, because it can cause further kidney damage and aggravate patients’ condition. Eggplant contains high vitamin E that can strengthen the anti-oxidant of cytomembrane and lower high blood pressure.
Who can not eat eggplant?
In stage 4, patients are more likely to suffer from various symptoms and discomforts, as only 15%-29% kidney function still does its job. As a result, more and more metabolic wastes and toxins build up in the body gradually. If you are one among them and have the following symptoms, eggplant may be something you need to stay away from or at least limit.
1. High potassium level: When kidney function loses too much, excess potassium can’t be eliminated from the body successfully, resulting in high potassium level. In this condition, muscle and nerve problems, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain or even dizziness appears. As introduced by dietitian, nearly 100g of eggplant contains about 230mg of potassium, so people with elevated potassium level should limit the intake of eggplant.
2. Diarrhea: According to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), eggplant belongs to cold and cool food, so it is not suitable for people with dirrahea, dyspepsia and some other digestive systems.
From the above analysis, we can know whether patients with stage 4 chronic kidney failure can eat eggplant depends on patients’ illness condition. To be responsible for you, we need to know more about your condition and then give you an answer in detail.