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Are Fruits Harmful for Stage 4 Kidney Failure


2013-12-29 22:40

Are Fruits Harmful for Stage 4 Kidney FailureStage 4 Kidney Failure means the kidneys have a severe reduction and soon may lose all function. They can not filter all the wastes and toxins from your blood, but you can control them from what you eat and drink. Fruits contain rich minerals. Are fruits harmful for Stage 4 Kidney Failure? The answer is no. In stage 4 kidney failure, you can still eat fruits, but not all fruits. You have to know what fruits are harmful for you and what fruits are good for you.

Fruits high in potassium

Though potassium is an essential nutrient used to maintain fluid and electrolyte balance in the body, but too much intake of potassium build up in your body will result in nausea, muscle weakness, fatigue, mild paralysis, disrupted heartbeat, problem in breathing, seizure, numbness or tingling sensation in the extremities, etc. Therefore, you should limit the intake of potassium. Fruits high in potassium include dried apricots, prunes, dried zante currants and raisins, dates, dried figs, dried coconut, avocados, bananas, kiwi fruit, nectarines and peaches.

Fruits high in phosphorus

Potassium is required for proper cell functioning, regulation of calcium, strong bones and teeth, and for making ATP a molecule which provides energy to our cells, but people with Stage 4 Kidney failure should especially be careful with their phosphorus intake, since getting too much phosphorus will increase the stress on their kidneys, leading to calcium absorption and calcification of tissues, particularly the kidneys. Fruits high in phosphorus include dried apricot, dried longan, raisins, dried banana, dried jujube, dried fig, dried kaki,etc.

In Stage 4 Kidney Failure, you can eat some fruits high in vitamins, which can boost your immune system and protect you from various disease. Fruits high in vitamins include guavas, papayas, oranges and clementines, strawberries, etc. But this not means you can take them optionally. There is an old saying in China, this is, too much is as bad as too little.

All in all, you should limit the intake of fruits high in potassium and phosphorus. With the help of our online doctors, you will have more knowledge of these fruits.




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