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Is Banana Good for People with Diabetic Nephropathy

2014-03-29 10:58

Nephropathy means kidney disease or damage. Diabetic nephropathy is damage to your kidneys caused by diabetes. In severe cases it can lead to kidney failure. But not everyone with diabetes has kidney damage.

The kidneys have many tiny blood vessels that filter waste from your blood. High blood sugar from diabetes can destroy these blood vessels. Over time, the kidney isn't able to do its job as well. Later it may stop working completely. This is called kidney failure. So, a balance diet is very important for patients to control blood sugar.

Patients with kidney disease should avoid taking many foods, such as salty foods and high-potassium foods. Then, is banana good for people with PKD? You can chat with our doctor online for details.

As we know, patients with Diabetic Nephropathy can not take high-potassium and high-sugar foods. Fruits are very good for people’s health. Intaking some fruits can prevent cancer and make your skin translucent. In addition, you should eat fruit reasonable if you want to lose weight.

Banana is a kind of fruit, so it is also benefit for your health. But if you are a patient with Diabetic Nephropathy, you can eat banana, but only a half stick of banana a day. Bananas contain large amount of potassium and sugar. Potassium can regulates intracellular suitable osmotic pressure and maintain humoral acid-base balance. It is contribute to keep heartbeat normal. But excessive potassium is harmful. Generally speaking, healthy body can exclude extra potassium out of the body. Patients with kidney disease often have excessive potassium in their bodies. If they intake bananas, their body will contains high levels of potassium, the heart will stop functioning suddenly.

Therefore, patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease should eat a little banana.

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