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Can You Eat Curry With Kidney Disease

2013-03-18 10:00

curry kidney diseaseCurry is a condiment made up of a variety of spices and it first comes from the India. Its main ingredients are pepper, chilli, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, dill, etc.

Curry is of high nutritional values. It has the functions of easing pains, improving digestion and appetite, promoting blood circulation, anti-bacterial property, detoxification, etc.

However since its ingredients are spicy, those that have kidney disease, heart disease, breast cancer and gastrointestinal problems should have more caution before having curry. Too much intake of curry can worsen their illness conditions.

Cause bleeding

One component in curry is turmeric. Kidney disease patients often have to take anti-coagulation or anti-platelet drugs to remove blood stasis, turmeric can increase the tendency of bleeding because turmeric is a natural blood thinner.

Worsen gastrointestinal symptoms

Kidney disease, especially the latter stage of kidney disease will cause many gastrointestinal disorders such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or even gastrointestinal bleeding. Curry can stimulate the gastrointestinal mucous membrane and worsen these discomforts.

Increase the incidence of kidney stone

Diets paly an important role in developing kidney stone. It has been found that turmeric in curry can increase oxalate levels in the urine can increase the risk of forming stones in the kidney and urinary tract.

Affect the efficacy of medicines

Kidney disease patients often have to take cyclophosphamide and other immunosuppressants. Curry can reduce the efficacy of these medicines and make the disease hard to be controlled.

Cause harms to those that have heart problems

Curry also have hidden harms to the heart. We know that loss of kidney functions often damage the heart and other organs. Heart disease is often the more common cause of death than kidney failure itself, therefore it is very important to avoid eating too much curry for the sake of both kidney health and heart health.

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