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Can Stage 4 Kidney Disease Patient Drink Cranberry Juice

2013-09-26 11:46

Can Stage 4 Kidney Disease Patient Drink Cranberry JuiceCranberries are very nutritious, and drinking cranberry juice is one way to benefit from these nutrients. However can stage 4 kidney disease patient drink cranberry juice? As we all know, a healthy diet is commonly recommended to kidney disease patients. Now follow us to find the answer.

Cranberry juice is a source of vitamin C and dietary fiber. But it also contains calcium, phosphorus, potassium and sodium. Stage 4 kidney disease means the condition is already in the second advanced stage of kidney disease. Due to the failed kidney function, electrolyte disturbance can be seen among some cases. So if stage 4 kidney disease patients are not suffering from high phosphorus, high potassium levels and edema, then they do not need to avoid cranberry juice. For kidney disease patients, drinking cranberry juice has the following benefits:

-Cranberry juice is also a source of different kinds of antioxidants, including polyphenols, which may help to prevent cancer and heart disease which can be a common complication of stage 4 kidney disease.

-Drinking cranberry juice can also boost the immune system, which will help prevent the relapse of condition to a certain degree.

-Cranberry juice is well known as a natural treatment for bladder and urinary tract infections. Not only does cranberry juice kill the bacteria that cause the infections directly, it also makes the internal environment of the bladder more acidic.

However, if patients with stage 4 kidney disease have diabetes, they are not allowed to add much sugar to cranberry juice, which is because it can lead to weight gain and insulin resistance.

So right amount of cranberry juice is ok for patients with stage 4 kidney disease. If you would like to know more about diet and natural treatment for stage 4 kidney disease, you can leave a message below or email us to, we will surely reply you.

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