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As we all know, lemon juice and water is a very nutritious drink. The flavonoids within the juice are said to contain antioxidants, which is why lemons are useful in treating so many ailments and conditions. For patients with kidney damage, the food they choose should be good for improving kidney function. Well then, will lemon juice and water help eGFR in CKD patients?
The eGFR (estimated glomerular filtration) is a number based on your blood test for creatinine. It tells how well your kidneys are working. Usually, a normal eGFR is 90 to 120ml/min. And if your eGFR is higher than 60ml/min, your kidney function is nearly normal but there is a certain degree of kidney damage, while if your eGFR is lower than 60ml/min, kidney function may loss largely. All in all, a low eGFR number may suggest kidney disease. In the condition, chronic kidney disease patients are prone to suffer from numerous symptoms. Fortunately, lemon juice and water can help CKD patients in the following aspects:
1. Flushes out toxins and wastes from the body
Warm lemon water serves as the perfect good morning drink, as it aids the digestive system and makes the process of eliminating the waste products from the body easier. It prevents the problem of constipation and diarrhea, by ensuring smooth bowel functions.
2. Strengthen immune system
Lemon is an excellent and rich source of vitamin C, an essential nutrient that protects the body against immune system deficiencies.
3. Prevent kidney stones
Drinking one half-cup of lemon juice every day raises critrate levels in the urine. Studies have shown that this could protect against calcium stones in the kidneys.
4. Bring down a fever
Forget the days of starving a fever! When your temperature goes up, drinking a lemon juice mixture can help bring your fever down faster.
Although it has so many benefits for CKD patients, and it can be different if you are on dialysis. Diet Therapy plays a significant role in maintaining health and controlling the progress of Chronic Kidney Disease. And the diet plan for CKD patients should be individualized. If you have any questions, please mail us to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message below directly.