Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients are required to maintain a restricted diet, including sodium, protein, potassium and phosphorous or fluid. Can a CKD patient eat bottle gourd?
First of all, let get facts about the nutrition of bottle gourd.
Nutrition in bottle gourd (per 100 g)
Calorie 15cal Vitamin C 11mg
Carbohydrate 3.5g Carotene 40mg
Fat 0.1g Calcium 16mg
Protein 0.7g Potassium 87mg
Cellulose 0.8g Phosphorus 15mg
Vitamin A 7g Sodium 0.6mg
Chronic Kidney Disease patients can take it for the sake of prevent urinary tract infection and relieve edema. However, there is no certain food is totally safe for Chronic Kidney Disease patients, and patients should take foods with moderation. You can consult your dietitian or doctor how much bottle gourd you can take. Or you can also email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message below. Our doctor on duty will reply you within 24 hours.
Treatment for Chronic Kidney Disease patients
Diet restriction is only one aspect of treatments for Chronic Kidney Disease patients, but is not enough for them to protect the kidneys. Timely and proper medication is necessary to control certain complication and improve kidney function. You are suggested to do as follows.
-Control high blood pressure and high blood sugar levels. Some problems such as hypertension, diabetes, heart attack or infections can all damage the kidneys. Medicines are very necessary for some severe and uncontrolled symptoms, but they should be taken under your doctor’s supervision. This is to prevent side effects of overdose.
-Improve kidney function. To treat kidney disease from the root, you should take treatments that can repair the damaged renal tissues and improve renal function. In that case, I recommend you to take traditional Chinese medicine, which can detox the body by purifying the blood. Therefore, kidneys can get enough blood volume and oxygen to repair the destroyed tissues.