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Can I Eat Onion If I Have Kidney Failure and Diabetes

2014-07-03 14:15

Can I Eat onion if I Have Kidney Failure and DiabetesOnion is a common food in our daily life, but it may be limited by some people that suffer from serious diseases. Now, more and more people are suffering from kidney failure and diabetes, so a question is asked that whether I can eat onion if I have kidney failure and diabetes or not. The kidney experts in Beijing Tongshantang Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine will give you the answer.

We can benefit a lot from onion, because it is rich in vitamins and mineral substances, and has many medical values.

The functions of onion for us:

1. lowering high blood pressure;

2. Eating raw onion can prevent clod;

3. Antiseptic and antiphlogistic;

4. Anti-aging and prevent osteopososis;

5. Diuresis, anti-inflammatory, promote appetite and expectorant.

For the patients with diabetes, it is a good food, because it can help them lower high blood sugar and high blood pressure.

Now that onion has so many benefits for us and diabetes, but does it mean it is good to the patients with kidney failure?

For kidney failure, onion can help the patients lower high creatinine level. But it also contains some substances that are bad for the patients, such as high potassium. Due to the kidney failure, the patients may cause the potassium retention in blood and cause hyperkalemia. So if you a patient with kidney failure and diabetes, you are not recommended to eat onion in order to avoid hyperkalemia. But if you really want to eat it, you need to consult your doctor or our online doctors to make sure whether you can eat or how much you should eat.

Except onion, many other foods are should be limited that are rich in potassium, phosphorus, salt, fat, protein. So, before eating some foods, you need to learn their nutrient contents. Only this, you can avoid the further kidney damage caused by diet. At last, in order to prevent your disease worsening, you need to receive timely treatment, though you have no obvious symptoms. If you want to know about the effective treatments for kidney failure and diabetes, you are welcome to send an email to

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