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If Banana is Good to Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

2013-10-11 10:25

If Banana is Good to Patients with Chronic Kidney DiseaseIn our daily life, banana is liked by many people due to its delicious taste. But if banana is good to patients with chronic kidney disease they may don’t understand. So it is necessary for chronic kidney disease patients to have a better understanding in this aspect.

Modern medicine shows that banana contains a variety of vitamins, such as carotene, vitamin b2, niacin, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin P, etc. Among these vitamins, vitamin E can increase the elasticity of blood vessels. Moreover, banana contains more microelement potassium which can lower blood pressure effectively, if chronic kidney disease patients also have high blood pressure, it is more suitable for this kind of patients to eat right amount of banana.

However, to the patients with chronic kidney disease, banana contains a considerable amount of potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium and other substances and in their daily life, they must limit the potassium intake strictly. Due to the disorder ability of renal excretion and regulating function, patients with chronic kidney disease often have phenomenon like oliguria or anuria, which can make metabolic disorders of the body, mainly potassium metabolism disorder. Due to glomerular filtration rate decreased and renal tubular function reduced of the chronic kidney disease patients, so the ability to deal with potassium decreased, which causes excessive potassium retention in the body and even cause hyperkalemia. So, if patients with chronic kidney disease eat excessive bananas, it will increase the burden of renal function and delay the improvement of kidney condition, as well as cause deterioration of chronic kidney disease. But if your potassium level is normal, you can eat banana appropriately, while your potassium level is high, you must limit the banana intake as much as possible.

Through the above introduction, you may know more about if banana is good to patients with chronic kidney disease. Of course, you can also send your condition to, we have kidney experts answering for you.

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