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It is well known that Stage 5 CKD patients should have strict dietary restrictions in order to control the progression of illness condition and protect remaining renal function. In this stage, dialysis is the common option for patient to sustain patients’ life. Well then, can they drink sugarcane juice if they are undergoing dialysis?
Potent energy booster
CKD Stage 5 patients who are on dialysis are prone to suffer from fatigue, tired and dizziness because of some side effects of dialysis. Sugarcane juice contains a large amount of glucose along with other compounds. The glucose and other electrolytes make it an instant pick-me-up. Not only does it give you that instant boost of energy, but if drunk when cold, it help coll down the body during the harsh summers.
A great drink for diabetics
Diabetes is one of leading causes of kidney disease. And it can increase the risk of further kidney damage. Fortunately, sugarcane has glucose but also has a low glycaemic index than instant sugar, making it the perfect energy drink for diabetics. Not only does it give them essential amounts of sugar but also does so safely.
Help kidneys function better and beats urinary tract infections.
Dehydration is also a common complication of dialysis and sugarcane juice acts a perfect drink to replenish lost electrolytes and water so as to protect renal function. Besides, drinking this juice in right amount, urinary tract infection can be relieved.
Although sugarcane juice contains so many benefits, then, does it mean that all patients can drink it freely?
Of courses not! This kind of juice also contains a large amount of protein. As we all know, the common dietary taboo is to limit intake of protein. Because eating too much protein is a huge burden for the damaged kidneys, thus causing massive proteinurine, severe swelling, etc. In addition, it is also rich in potassium which is the other requirement for dialysis patients. Therefore, if you want to drink sugarcan juice during or after dialysis, you should be cautious and you can consult our online doctors for an individualized suggestions.