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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.

Is Cooked Spinach Contraindicated for Renal Failure Patients

2015-03-04 11:46

Is Cooked Spinach Contraindicated for Renal Failure PatientsOne of the many nutritions found in spinach is potassium. This mineral for kidney disease patients is essential but sometimes be dangerous if taken too much. Is cooked spinach contraindicated for Renal Failure patients?

Raw vs. Cooked Spinach

In general, some mineral levels will decrease when they specially cooked. How about potassium in spinach? Well, that is not the case with spinach.

Cooking some vegetables can actually boost their antioxidant and mineral content. Heating causes the cell walls of vegetables to break down more readily and release vitamins and minerals such as potassium. Additionally, spinach contains a compound known as oxalic acid that binds with calcium and other minerals, reducing their absorption. Cooking releases minerals, increasing the amount of potassium, calcium and magnesium available for your body. This is why cooked spinach contains more available potassium.

Therefore, Kidney Failure patients are not allowed to take cooked spinach. Any questions, please email to us at or leave a message below.

Diet for Kidney Failure

-Sodium: It is strictly restricted for Kidney Failure patient, especially for those who have high blood pressure. They need to limit the sodium intake to less than 2 grams each day.

-Protein: Protein need to be increased since a large amount of protein has leaked out of the body. Kidney Failure patients are suggested to take 0.6 g protein per kg of body weight.

-Fluid: It should be taken after the doctor calculate according to their age, body weight and urine output. You can send your test report to us, and our doctor can help you make a diet plan.

Treatment for Kidney Failure

Diet just play a supportive role in treating Kidney Failure, and the key is treatment. Except for dialysis, patients can take some other natural remedies, such as traditional Chinese herbs and Stem Cell Therapy. Welcome your consultation!

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