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Can Kidney Disease Patients Eat Pumpkin Pie

2014-10-29 14:54| Font Size A A A

Can Kidney Disease Patients Eat Pumpkin PieHalloween is coming, surely most people in western countries can enjoy delicious food. Among food, pumpkin is very popular snack and is favored by children, young people and the elderly people. Well then, can kidney disease patients eat pumpkin pie?

Kidney Disease can be caused by numerous factors, and high blood pressure and diabetes can be regarded as the leading causes of kidney damage. Owing to the damage on kidneys, the kidneys can’t work regularly and effectively. Meanwhile, they fail to eliminate overmuch water, wastes and metabolite, which all can lead to disorders of water, electrolyte and acid-base. Thus, the potassium level in blood can be increased.

Then, can kidney disease patient eat pumpkin pie?

Actually, kidney disease patients are not suggested to eat many pumpkin pie. The reasons can be listed the following contents:

Pumpkin pie is mainly made by the pumpkin. And pumpkin is rich in vitamins and other minerals which are beneficial to our average people. But indeed, it is not suitable for people with kidney disease patients. As the mentioned above, kidney disease patients are prone to suffer from high potassium level in blood. Therefore, they should limit intake of pumpkin which is a good source of potassium. Eating too much pumpkin pie will aggravate illness condition and lead to more serious condition, called hyperkalemia. In addition, pumpkin pie also contains a large amount of sugar and eating too much may increase blood sugar which is dangerous for kidney disease patients.

Through the above analysis, we can see that it is better to limit intake of pumpkin for kidney disease patients. As for the question about how much potassium you can intake should depend on your own illness condition. You can attach your test report to renal-disease@hotmail.com or leave a message below for an individualized suggestion.



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