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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.

Can Polycystic Kidney Disease Patients Eat Banana

2013-07-18 15:13

Can polycystic kidney disease Patients eat bananaCan Polycystic Kidney Disease patients eat banana? Banana, as a common fruit in our daily life, is favored by many PKD patients, but some of them hesitate to consume this fruit, because they don’t whether they can eat it.

Banana and kidney disease

Generally, banana is one fruit that people with kidney disease especially end stage need to avoid, because banana is high in potassium. However, the condition is quite different for people with Polycystic Kidney Disease in which patients are usually recommended to take relatively more high-potassium foods. In view of this, banana is good for most of PKD patients.

Health benefits of banana for these patients

People with Polycystic Kidney Disease can get the following benefits from correct consumption of banana:

1. Reduce high blood pressure

Since banana contains rich potassium, it can help eliminate excess sodium, thus reducing high blood pressure. In addition, banana juice mixed with milk is considered as the perfect drink for lowering high blood pressure.

2. Ease constipation

Some PKD patients complain of constipation. Ripe banana is able to help them ease constipation. If you are tormented by this health problem, the key of using banana is to choose the ripe ones.

3. Enhance immune system

Whichever kidney disease people have, low immunity may be their common problem. This is why so many kidney disease patients feel they are more likely to be sick. Banana can increase the white cells in body, so as to regulate patients’ immune system and enhance their immunity.

Summary

Here, we have known what PKD patients can get from banana, that is to say, most of PKD patients can eat banana unless their potassium level is higher than normal. To guarantee your health, we recommend you to tell the doctor your illness condition, so he/she can help you determine whether or how many you can eat banana one daily.

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