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Can Diabetic Nephropathy Patients Have Watermelon

2017-04-14 16:43

Can Diabetic Nephropathy Patients Have WatermelonFor diabetes patients, there are many things they could not eat. Also, for kidney disease patients, many foods are not allowed to take in. Then, can diabetic nephropathy patients have watermelon?

Watermelon is a common fruit in summer. It does not contain fat and cholesterol. It is rich of water, vitamin, ascorbic acid and other beneficial substances. Also, it can take effects to reduce swelling by increase the urine. But, is it able for diabetic nephropathy patients to take watermelon?

Whether the patients can eat watermelon or not is depended on the patients’ physical cases.

If the patients is in no need of dialysis, and they don’t have trouble with swelling, the patients can have watermelon. Besides, they can not take iced watermelon which may lead to illnesses.

If the patients have swelling, but not start dialysis, they would better not to have much watermelon. The swelling shows us there are excess water what should be excluded form body by the kidney is reserved in the body. For diabetic nephropathy patients, having a large amount of watermelons means the patients have a high quantity of water intakes. That is to say, the edema of the patients will be serious, and it adds the burden of the kidney.

If the patients is on dialysis, the watermelon is limited.

Meanwhile, the intakes of watermelon is related of the patients’ illness conditions. Therefore, the diabetic nephropathy ought to make a consultation with a renal specialist to make sure how much watermelon they would ingest.

If you want to gain more information about the intakes of watermelon or the diets and treatments to diabetic nephropathy, please leave a message below or send your lab reports to our e-mail / whatsapp. We will analyze your illness conditions and reply you as soon as possible.

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