Konjak is highly rich in positive vitamins, minerals and fiber. Its root also contains many types of essential amino acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids. Now that it has so many nutritions, is it OK for Hypertensive Nephropathy patients.
Before telling you answer, I would like to share some symptoms of Hypertensive Nephropathy. Hypertensive Nephropathy is a kind of kidney disorder caused by years of high blood pressure.
Now, let’s have a look about the common symptoms of Hypertensive Nephropathy.
2. Severe swelling
Then, I will show benefits of konjak for Hypertensive Nephropathy patients.
Konjak is rich in glucomannan which is a high-molecular compound. It not only contains more than 16 types of amino acids but is a low-protein, low-fat and high-fiber food. Although it cannot be easily digested and absorbed after eating, it can absorb cholesterol and bile acid and has the certain functions of reducing high blood pressure, regulating blood sugar and preventing cardiovascular diseases. Medical research has shown that konjak has an active effect on preventing and treating hyperlipemia, diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease. Moreover, konjak has a record of treating diabetes in Western han Dynasty. Consuming this dietary fiber can help you lose weight. Konjak can adjust or balance salt in the body.
However, konjak does have some disadvantages for Hypertensive Nephropathy patients.
Konjak contains many minerals such as phosphorus and potassium. With decline of kidney function, impaired kidney fails to discharge waste products and toxins from the body, and if you take konjak food in large amounts, excessive phosphorus and potassium will accumulate in your body and lead to a series of discomforts.
All in all, knojack has both benefits and disadvantages for Hypertensive Nephropathy patients. Whether you can consume it or not? That needs to depend on your illness condition. Before eating konjak food, contact a dietitian or talk with our online doctors directly for a wise decision.