People with kidney disease are required to have a limited diet. When they have Kidney Failure, they need to pay more attention to what they eat. Prune is a very popular snack, but can Kidney Failure patients eat prunes?
Whether you can eat prunes depends on the potassium level in the blood. Prunes are rich in potassium, which is very dangerous for kidney disease patients. Since the damaged kidneys fail to maintain the electrolyte balance, the potassium level elevates and may lead to many symptoms like irregular heartbeat, muscle cramps, numbness, sore and painful muscle nausea, vomiting, breath problems, etc. Therefore, if your potassium level is higher than the normal range (3.7 to 5.2 mEq/L), you’d better avoid prunes.
Besides, if Kidney Failure patients have already been on dialysis, they should stay away from prunes. In many cases, dialysis patients have hyperkalemia.
How can Kidney Failure patients keep a healthy diet?
The general guidance is to keep low-salt, low-protein, low-phosphorous and potassium intake. However, for Kidney Failure patients who plant to or have been on dialysis, they are recommended to take more high-quality protein foods to ensure the energy supply.
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Diet indeed plays an important role in Kidney Failure patients, but it cannot help you repair the kidney damage. You should take effective treatment. Is dialysis or kidney transplant the only way for Kidney Failure patients? No!
Micro-Chines Medicine Osmotherapy for Kidney Failure patients
This therapy is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and is used externally. The effective ingredients can help expand the blood vessels, reduce inflammation and coagulation and degrade extracellular matrix, which can improve blood circulation. By this way, the kidneys can filter more wastes and toxins, and with enough oxygen and blood supply, the kidneys can repair themselves significantly. It can reduce the frequency of dialysis or even avoid dialysis.
This therapy has been widely used in China, and is only available in our hospital—Shijiazhuang Kidney Disease Hospital. If you want to know more about this therapy or our hospital, contact us!