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Is Ampalaya Good for a Person with FSGS

2014-05-31 00:02| Font Size A A A

Is Is Ampalaya Good for a Person with FSGSampalaya good for FSGS patients? I think many patients more or less have doubts with this question. For a FSGS patients, a reasonable and healthy diet plays an important role in a good management of illness condition. In fact, patients are allowed to eat this vegetable in a right amount. Well then, what can patients benefit from it?

FSGS patients’ medical condition can get alleviated from the following properties of ampalaya or bitter melon

1. Lower high blood pressure

Hypertension is a common symptom in FSGS. Ampalaya can work to lower blood pressure in the body by relaxing the vascular system walls. This allows the blood to flow more swiftly without restriction from narrow passageways. Meanwhile, lowering high blood pressure helps prevent problems such as heart attack and stroke.

2. Bolster immune system.

We all know low immune function will fail to fight harmful and toxic substances. In this condition, these harmful substances will stay in the body, which causes inflammatory reactions. Bitter melons’ leaves and fruits are excellent sources of vitamins, iron, calcium and beta carotene. Taking it regularly can improve immunity and reduce risk of kidney disease.

3. Prevent arteriosclerosis

Bitter melon contains a substance with antioxidant effect which can strengthen blood capillary, promote blood circulation, and prevent arteriosclerosis.

4. Lower blood sugar

Ampalaya works to balance blood sugar levels in the body. It works to lower the levels in diabetes patients, preventing the onset of shock and other maladies. It also helps to prevent other illnesses that arise from too much sugar in the blood.

Generally speaking, ampalaya can bring the above healthy benefits to FSGS patients. However, too much will also worsen illness conditions due to its phosphorus. Therefore, you should consult your doctor or our online experts to know the proper amount of bitter melon which is good for you.

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