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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

Musk Melon for Kidney Infection

2014-10-04 07:19

Musk Melon for Kidney InfectionKidney infection belongs to Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs). When the bacteria travel from urethra, bladder up to the kidneys. Is musk melon allowed to eat for people with kidney infection? Well, you’d better not take it.

Why musk melon is bad for patients with kidney infection

Musk melon is a tasty fruit with rich nutritions. However, patients with kidney infection should not take it, since the damaged kidneys cannot discharge excessive potassium out of the body. And too much potassium builds up in the body will lead to hyperkalemia, abnormal heart rhyme, shortness of breath, muscle soreness and weakness, and even death.

Kidney infection is characterized by inflammation on the glomeruli, leading to declined GFR. Therefore, potassium builds up in the body. So patients with kidney infection should avoid musk melon.

Other foods you should avoid

If there is an elevation of potassium level in the body and the urine is less than 1000ml per day, foods containing too much potassium such as , orange, banana, pumpkin, and spinach should be avoided. Kidney failure patients can take musk melon when their urine volume is 1500-3000ml.

What kind of fruit can you take?

Berries like cranberry, blackberry, strawberry, blueberry, etc are good choices for you, because this kind of fruit contain much antioxidants that are good for clear up free radicals, reducing inflammations.

How to treat kidney infection naturally?

Traditional treatments include antibiotic and painkillers. Consult your doctor what kind of medicine you can take, and he or she will help you avoid some nephrotoxic medicines. You can also consult our doctors online for suggestions.

Except for medications, you can take some home remedies.

First of all, drinking plenty of water if you do not have swelling. Water is the natural cleaner of your kidneys.

Secondly, taking Chinese herbal tea. Some Chinese herbs such as uva-uris, dandelion, dandelion, rhubarbe are always used for treating kidney infection.

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