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Watermelon is a kind of plant or fruit that is native to Africa. It is juicy and refreshing and is one of the main summer-heat removing fruits. This summer is a so hot moment that you may have eaten watermelon to reduce the heat. But is it good for Chronic Nephritis patients? ONLINE DOCTOR may can help you learn more about your disease condition.
Chronic Nephritis is a kind of glomerular disease that is characterized by chronic glomerular lesions. It is more common in male and may cause the Kidney Failure. In clinic,proteinuria,hematuria,high blood pressure and edema are the basic clinical manifestations. The disease may delay and develop slowly,causing the failure of renal function.
Watermelon is succulent and rich in vitamin. Besides,it almost does not contain fat and cholesterin. It is good for patients who suffer from nephritis or urocystitis. The sugar,protein and trace amounts of salt can reduce the blood fat and soften the blood vessels. So the intake of water melon is beneficial for doctor to treat CVD (cardiovascular disease),such as high blood pressure.
Just what I said,the proper intake of watermelon can treat nephritis and reduce the blood pressure due to the proper sugar in it. Moreover,moderate potassium in it can remove the renal inflammation and increase the nutrition.
However,for Chronic Nephritis patients whose GFR (Glomerular Filtration Rate) is 32,watermelon is not good for their physical condition. Actually,in this stage,patients disease condition has developed Renal insufficiency. the intake of watermelon will worse the edema or even induce the acute renal failure. Especially for patients with Diabetic Nephropathy,the intake of sugar should be controlled strictly. Too much intake of it will accelerate the exacerbation of renal disease.
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