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Is Spinach Allowed to Patients with Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease

2013-11-04 13:52| Font Size A A A

Is Spinach Allowed to Patients with Stage 3 Chronic Kidney DiseaseSpinach is a nutrient-rich vegetable. It is good for the health of our body. Patients with stage 3 chronic kidney disease is required to develop a healthy diet. Some patients asked that is spinach allowed to patients with stage 3 chronic kidney disease?

Damage to patients with stage 3 chronic kidney disease.

As a matter of fact, it depends on different conditions. Stage 3 chronic kidney disease is marked by moderately decline of kidney function. The internal environment is disturbed with the reduction of kidney function. Besides the filtration function, kidney also has a great effect on keeping balance of electrolyte. For patients with stage 3 chronic kidney disease, there will be electrolyte disorder due to kidney damage. If you are detected with high potassium level in blood, you are not suggested to eat much spinach.

Spinach is known as a high potassium vegetable. If you take much spinach, the potassium level in blood will be much higher, which will cause further damage to kidney. High potassium will lead to many problems, such as weakness, irregular heartbeat, muscle cramps.

Benefits to patients with stage 3 chronic kidney disease.

If you potassium level in blood is normal, you can add spinach to your daily diet for it is beneficial for patients with stage 3 chronic kidney disease in the following aspects.

a. Improving immunity. Spinach contains rich carotene, which can be converted to vitamin A in our body. It is helpful in protecting the health of epithelial cells and increase the protection ability to infections.

b. Promoting metabolism. The trace elements in spinach can promote metabolism of our body and enhance the overall health. It can also reduce the risk of stroke.

c. Increasing blood supply. Spinach is rich in iron, which can increase the production of blood cells. It is helpful in dealing with anemia, which is a common symptom of stage 3 chronic kidney disease.

Whether spinach is allowed to you with stage 3 chronic kidney disease is determined by your illness condition. You can send your medical tests to renal-disease@hotmail.com and the kidney doctor will tell you the correct diet for your condition.


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