Pumpkin is a beneficial vegetable to our health because of its nutritive value. It contains rich nutritions such as starch, protein, carotene, vitamin B, vitamin C, phosphorus and potassium. But is it good for patients with kidney disease? Can pumpkin increase creatinine level?
Creatinine is the metabolic waste of muscle and it will be discharged with normal kidney function. Kidney functions to filtrate the waste product and waste to ensure a clear environment for our body. But with kidney disease, creatinine can not be adequately filtrated, which will result in high creatinine level. So patients with kidney disease should carefully manage their diet to reduce kidney damage. Can pumpkin increase creatinine level? In fact, it depends on different conditions.
Some patients with kidney disease will be tested with high level of phosphorus and potassium. Since pumpkin contains rich potassium and phosphorus, it is not suggested to consume much pumpkin in case of further kidney damage and increasing creatinine level.
Protein is one of the substance which will increase the burden of kidney with overmuch amount. This is because protein will break down into some waste product. So if you already diagnosed with high creatinine level, you are suggested to take less pumpkin.
However, some ingredients in pumpkin is good for kidney, such as the polysaccharide, which is a kind of nonspecific immune enhancer. It has a good effect on enhancing the immunity of our body and regulating the immune system.
The lipid substance in pumpkin has a protection effect on urinary disease, which may be marked as a complication of kidney disease.
The rich carotene in pumpkin can be transformed to vitamin A, which have important function to maintain the normal vision and the development of bone.
Can pumpkin increase creatinine level? For whether you are allowed to eat pumpkin, you can consult the online doctor or you can send your test report to firstname.lastname@example.org, the kidney doctor will give you a specific suggestion.
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