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Can Chronic Kidney Disease Patients Eat Eels

2015-01-31 14:40| Font Size A A A

Can Chronic Kidney Disease Patients Eat EelsEels are a kind of fish, which are packed with numerous nutrients. For healthy people, it can be a good tonic. However, for patients with chronic kidney disease, they have to develop a friendly-kidney diet so as to protect remaining kidney function. Well then, are eels good for Chronic Kidney Disease patients?

Now, let’s have a look at the dietary principles for CKD patients.

CKD is characterized with gradual decreased renal function. Along with the progression of kidney damage, patients will suffer from a various symptoms like swelling, high blood pressure, itching, proteinurie, hematuria and so on. In order to avoid the symptoms or at least control its progress, patients usually are suggested to have a low-protein, low-salt, low-phosphorus and high vitamin intakes as well as high-calcium intake.

According to above principles, I can tell you that eating eels are good for chronic kidney disease patients. Because it can help patients from the following aspects:

It is very rich in Vitamins A, B1, B2, B12, D and E, which are necessary for the body’s general well being.

The fish decreases cholesterol, lowers blood pressure and reduces the risk of developing inflammatory disease.

Since it is high in omega-3 content, high intake of eel can delay the development of diabetes in glucose intolerant individuals. The fish helps in easing cardiovascular disease risk factors, like high triglyceride levels.

It promotes good eyesight, normal brain development and nervous system function.

However, there are some considerations that you should pay attention to.

For some CKD patients, they suffer from high potassium level or high phosphorus level in blood, which will be harmful for CKD patients. In this condition, patients need to avoid the foods high in potassium or phosphorus. Therefore, Chronic Kidney Disease patients should be careful when you eat eels. Any questions, please email us to renal-disease@hotmail.com or leave a message below directly.


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