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Is Cucumber Safe for Patients with Kidney Failure

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Is Cucumber Safe for Patients with Kidney Failurekidney failure is featured as severe decrease of kidney function. Patients with kidney failure should manage a proper diet to reduce kidney damage and the progression of the disease. Both patients and doctors are concerned about the diet. Is cucumber safe for patients with kidney failure?

Whether is cucumber safe for patients with kidney failure or not depends on patients own condition and the medical report. Here I will introduce some benefits and disbenefits of cucumber for different patients.

Benefits of cucumber for kidney failure.

a. Help remove toxins. When one develops into kidney failure, the kidney function declines a lot. Kidney is the organ that in charge of filtering the waste product and toxins in the blood. When the glomerulus is damaged, the toxins will accumulate in the blood. Cucumber is a natural diuretic. It can help increase urine output and the waste product and toxins will be removed through the urine.

b. Lower the cholesterol in blood. It is reported that the cellulose in cucumber have a good effect on lower the cholesterol in blood. So patients who have high cholesterol and arteriosclerosis are advised to eat cucumber. Recently, it is proved in clinic that the cucumber also plays an important role in lowering high blood pressure, dilating blood vessel and regulating heart rate. At the same time, it can also improve the immunity to fight against diseases.

Disbenefits of cucumber for kidney failure.

Though cucumber is beneficial, not all patients are suggested to eat cucumber. It is not safe for patients who have high level of potassium. This is because cucumber contains rich potassium and eat much cucumber will increase the risk of complications of high-potassium in blood.

For those who have severe edema, cucumber is not advised.

Is cucumber safe for patients with kidney failure? You can send your test report to renal-disease@hotmail.com, the kidney doctor will tell you if cucumber is suitable for you! You are also welcomed to ask the online doctor for the proper diet and it is for free.



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