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Are Bananas Bad for Your Kidneys

2013-11-05 11:03| Font Size A A A

Are Bananas Bad for Your KidneysBananas are delicious fruits. They are welcomed by many people. But many patients with kidney disease are told to not eating bananas. Are bananas bad for you kidneys? Please follow me to find the answers.

There are no absolute foods for patients with kidney disease to eat or not to eat. It depends on different conditions of different patients. Some patients are allowed to eat bananas, while some are not.

What kind of patients are not allowed to eat bananas?

As we all know that bananas are rich in potassium, which is a necessary mineral to the health of our body.The kidneys are the main organs to regulate the level of potassium in the blood. High level or low level of potassium in the blood are both harmful to our body. Some patients with kidney disease have high-potassium level because of kidney damage. The potassium level in blood will be elevated more if they take too much bananas. So if you are tested with high-potassium level in blood, you are not suggested to take much bananas. For whether you are allowed to eat or not, you should consult to your doctor.

The good effects of bananas.

Control high blood pressure. Bananas contain less sodium, which is good for patients with kidney disease. It can reduce the risk of developing swelling. What’s more, low-sodium has a good effect on preventing high blood pressure and the damage of blood vessels.

Prevent tiredness. Bananas can help produce a beneficial chemical substance--serotonin, which can help stimulate the nervous system. Some patients with kidney disease may be attacked by tiredness. Bananas can help alleviate the symptoms and bring patients happy and peaceful feeling.

Are bananas bad for your kidneys? It is not sure. Whether you are allowed to eat bananas or not depends on your own conditions. You can send your test report to renal-disease@hotmail.com, the kidney expert will help you to analyze or you can talk to the online doctors for free.



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