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Tomato is a kind of very common and healthy vegetable which are favored by many people and there is no exception for kidney disease patients. Therefore, quite a number of patients indeed want to find out “ Can a person eat tomatoes with kidney disease?” Now, let’s have a look.
For the question, the answer is different from person to person. Because whether kidney disease patients can eat or not depend on tomatoes’ nutritions and patients’ specific illness condition. Therefore, if you want to know your own answer, please submit your illness condition the the form below and we will give you an individualized suggestions according to your conditions. Or you can email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to help you.
Tomato also contains some substances that can function as a diuretic, so for people with kidney disease, they can increase their urine volume to remove more wastes and toxins from the body. It is good for people with early stage kidney disease and nephritis. Anemia is a very common symptom of kidney disease. Tomato adding milk is a great source of iron, so that it can help remit patients’ anemia. In addition, the organic acids in tomato can promote the excretion of gastric juice, which is helpful in the digestion of fat and protein. And these substances can also improve the gastrointestinal function, which is helpful in the recovery of gastrointestinal diseases. Besides, eating tomato is also helpful in preventing and treating constipation.
However, not all kidney disease patients can eat the vegetable freely. Besides many other minerals, tomato is also rich in potassium. People on dialysis are more likely to be tested out high potassium level. Therefore, these patients should avoid tomato, otherwise irregular heart beat or muscle cramps may occur easily.