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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.

Low Potassium Food for Kidney Disease Patients

2017-05-30 01:57

Low Potassium Food for Kidney Disease Patients

Kidney patients should keep a low potassium diet, because high potassium can result in cardiogenic shock or cardiac arrest. And hyperkalemia is the most common seen complication in kidney failure stage. Here we list some food with low potassium for patients to choose.

First, vegetables.

Onion, eggplant, pumpkin, cucurbita pepo and Benincasa hispida. These vegetables contains less potassium than others. Meanwhile, cucurbita pepo and benincasa hispadia can benefit edema.

Onion contain potassium 138mg/100g(less than 150mg is low potassium), but due to the irritations, patients should pay attention to the dosage.

Second, fruits.

Watermelon, apple, pineapple and pear.

These fruits also contain low potassium.

Third, tofu.

Tofu is made of beans. Even beans contain high purine, but the tofu and its products contain less. Tofu also belongs to low potassium product. Soya-bean milk, torfu, silk tofu and watery tender bean curd is also available for you.

Besides, potassium can dissolve in water, thus provide us a way to remove potassium by boil the food with hot water.

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