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Can ESRD Patients Eat Grapefruit with Creatinine 3.06

2014-04-22 15:45

Can ESRD Patients Eat Grapefruit with Creatinine 3.06Grapefruit is a common fruit ,belonging to subtropical plant. It is known for its sour to semi-sweet fruit. When found, it was named the "forbidden fruit". The United States is the top producer of grapefruit and pomelo. Grapefruit has great value in use. Some many people are keen on eating it. So is it proper for ESRD Patients ? More information please contact ONLINE DOCTOR to get more details quickly and directly for free.

ESRD (End Stage Renal Disease) refers to the end stage of Chronic kidney Disease. In this stage,some severer systemic symptoms and complications are occurring,effecting and worsening the patients physical condition and disease condition. In order to maintain their life,doctor may advise patients to do Kidney Dialysis even Kidney Transplant .

In clinic,doctor take creatinine level as the indicator of renal function. Indeed,it can reflect the renal parenchyma injury more accurately,which do not signifies that creatinine is a sensitive indicator. When patients’ GFR (Glomerular Filtration Rate) drops into normal 1/3,creatinine will be increase obviously. In other words,once patients are diagnosed with high creatinine,their disease condition is not optimistic. Creatinine 3.06 means that patients disease condition has worsen into stage 3 CKD. In this stage, some obvious serious symptoms and complications appears,causing some discomfort or worsening the disease process.

Grapefruit is rich in nutrition that contribute to a healthy diet. It has a higher potassium and less sodium content,which is beneficial for patients with high blood pressure and heart disease.besides,high potassium plays an important role in protecting the heart,blood vessel and kidneys.

You may think grapefruit is suitable for ESRD patients. But actually,it is not suitable.

Owing to the renal disease,kidney can not work as usual. There are too much toxin,water,waste and metabolite in blood. ACEI are often used to control and relieve the high blood pressure. But the intake of grapefruit will influence the drug effect. Besides,in ESRD,patients may suffer from hyperkalemia. In this case,grapefruit is also improper for patients.

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