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Fruits Should Avoid For Uremic or End Stage Renal Disease Patients

Fruits Should Avoid For Uremic or End Stage Renal Disease PatientsUremic, or end stage renal disease, refers to very severe damaged kidney disease. In this condition, patients will suffer from some severe symptoms, such as oliguria, high blood pressure, swelling, nausea, vomiting or skin itching. And patients need to pay attention to their daily diet, because a well planed diet will reduce kidney burden and protect their residual kidneys.

Fruits can be helpful for uremic patient, but there are also some fruits that should avoid to eat, because the improper fruits intake can be life-threatening for end stage renal disease patients.

1. High potassium fruits

For oliguria or dialysis patients, they need to limit the foods high in potassium, because too much potassium intake will increase the kidney burden and heart burden, which can be life-threatening for patients. The high potassium fruits include pear, banana, tomato, mangoes, oranges, etc.

2. Starfruit

Starfruit can be good for healthy people to eat, but it is an except for uremic patients. If patients take starfruit, they can have hiccup in slight cases, for severe cases, patients can have epilepsy or even death.

3. Grapefruit

Grapefruit is not good for people with low blood pressure and stomach problem. And it is not good for people to take grapefruit if they are taking medicines for high blood pressure, high cholesterol level etc. Because grapefruit contains flavonoid, which will restrain the medicine metabolism in liver, so it will increase the pesticide effect and cause some severe side effects for patients. Besides, grapefruit is also high in potassium, so uremic patients need to avoid it.

4. Watermelon

Watermelon is high in fluid, so it will not be good fro patients with severe swelling. So uremic patients need to avoid the watermelon intake.

5. Oranges

Oranges are high in sodium and potassium, both are bad for uremic patients.

Above are some of the fruits that will be bad for uremic or end stage renal disease. Is you want to get more diet suggestions for uremic patients, you can consult online doctor, or you can also send e-mail to

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