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Is Coconut Milk Good for Patients with Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease

2013-11-09 12:09| Font Size A A A

Is Coconut Milk Good for Patients with Stage 4 Chronic Kidney DiseaseCoconut milk is delicious and it is welcomed by most of the people for its rich nutrition. Patients with stage 4 chronic kidney disease have some diet limits to reduce to damage to kidneys. Is coconut milk good for patients with stage 4 chronic kidney disease?

Actually, whether patients with stage 4 chronic kidney disease can have coconut milk or not depend on their own illness conditions.

Coconut milk is rich in potassium. Every 100g coconut contains 475mg potassium , which is at a high level. Potassium is an important mineral to our body. But patients with stage 4 chronic kidney disease will develop electrolyte imbalance. So high level of potassium will increase this condition. High level of potassium will cause damage to kidneys and it can also cause irregular heartbeat and kidney failure.

Therefore, if you have high serum potassium level, you should avoid coconut milk.

There are 4g protein in the every 100g coconut, while patients with stage 4 chronic kidney disease are suggested with low-protein foods to reduce the burden of kidneys. Protein can break down into waste products and kidneys are responsible to discharge them out of the body. At normal circumstance, there are severe loss of kidney function with stage 4 chronic kidney disease. Since coconut milk contains rich protein, it will increase the burden of kidneys. So patients are not suggested to coconut milk.

However, coconut milk is indeed abundant in vitamin, which is good to the health. Such as vitamin B1, B2 and vitamin C. If you have no severe kidney damage, you can take coconut milk as a beneficial food.

The conditions of stage 4 chronic kidney disease differ from people tio people .You should have a talk to your doctor and be familiar with your conditions. Whether coconut milk is good for you or not depends on your special condition. You can send your medical report to, the kidney doctor will analyze your condition and give you a specific explanation.

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