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Should dialysis patients drink tomato juice? Each food has both benefits and side effects according to different cases. People who take dialysis are at the end stage of kidney disease, and they are required to keep a kidney-friendly diet. C

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Should Dialysis Patients Drink Tomato Juice

2014-09-18 10:09

Should Dialysis Patients Drink Tomato JuiceShould dialysis patients drink tomato juice? Each food has both benefits and side effects according to different cases. People who take dialysis are at the end stage of kidney disease, and they are required to keep a kidney-friendly diet.

Can you drink tomato juice when you are on dialysis?

Tomato juice is rich in vitamin A, C, E, which are beneficial for digestion promotion, reducing risk of heart disease and skin heath. Besides, its rich contents like antioxidants have the function of anti-inflammation.

One more thing you should note that tomato juice is also of high potassium level. This kind of mineral should be taken under carefully.

If dialysis patients have high potassium level in the blood, they are not allowed to drink tomato juice. If not, patients may experience some problems like muscle soreness or weakness, abnormal heart rhythm, numbness, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, or even choke.

However, for someone who are taking diuretics, they may loss potassium with urine and have low potassium level. If you are in this condition, you can consult your doctor to drink moderate of tomato juice.

Other tips

You should keep some restrictions in you diet to stay healthy. Here are some suggestion:

Foods are recommended: Starches, cucumber, cabbage, cauliflower, onions, garlic, cranberry juice, coriander, lettuce, celery, grapes or grape juice, yogurt, and egg whites, etc. For more dietary suggestions, you can email to kidney-symptoms@hotmail.com.

Can I reduce dialysis when I get better?

In some cases, people get worse when they skip dialysis. Your doctor have the right to determine whether you should keep on this process.

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