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Fruits Patients on Dialysis Can Eat and not Eat

Fruits Patients on Dialysis Can Eat and not EatPatients on dialysis should also focus on diet in daily life. And fruits which contain rich nutrients like minerals and vitamins are very beneficial to them. However, as some fruits have high potassium or phosphorus, not all fruits are all good for patients on dialysis. Here we will introduce what fruits can eat or not for patients on dialysis.

Dialysis is mostly divided into peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis, so their conditions are different. Thus, fruits they can eat or not are different, too. Now please see the specific introduction:

Peritoneal dialysis

For patients on peritoneal dialysis, they are always prone to low potassium level, so they don’t worry if fruits contain high potassium, in other words, they can almost eat al kinds of fruits, which does no harm to them. Besides, they should take in more food high in potassium to alleviate low potassium condition.

Hemodialysis

On the contrary, patients on hemodialysis always have high potassium level. Thus, they should pay attention to avoiding fruits high in potassium, because much potassium can worsen deposition of potassium in body, putting more burdens on kidney. What is worse, complications which are life-threatening like heart disease and cardiovascular problems will be more severe. To help them differentiate fruits which are high in potassium or not, we make the following list:

High potassium fruits, which should be avoided in daily life:

Tomato, banana, orange, jujube, mango, cantaloupe, starfruit, persimmon, grape, tangerine.

Low potassium fruits, which can be recommended for them to eat in daily life:

Papaya, water pears, lemon, pineapple, watermelon, strawberry.

The above is our introduction for you. If you want to know which fruit you can eat or not, please just contact us freely. And we will give you a detailed explanation and answer.

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