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2015年9月13日星期日

Can Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease Eat Pumpkin

Pumpkins appear everywhere during Halloween. You can make eyes and a mouth for the pumpkin by hollowing it, then Halloween is coming. Halloween will be over, but pumpkins lasts all year round in pumkin pie, pumpkin soup or something else. However, can patients with Chronic Kidney Disease eat pumpkin? Which one you prefer: watch others eating, or enjoy delicious pie by yourself? To get the answer, let's see the components of pumpkin first.
Pumpkins contains protein, carbohydrate, dietary fiber, carotene, adenine and some kinds of trace elements such as phosphorus and ferrum, and among them the most important one is polysaccharide. Polysaccharide can increase the immunity and promote the formation of cells so as to adjust the immune syImmunotherapy. Carotene can become vitamin A which is so important for human body as it can help the differentiation of epithelial tissue and the growth of bone. Also, there are enough calcium and potassium while low content of sodium in pumpkins, so it is good to elders with high blood pressure, and can help to prevent osteoporosis in particular.What Treatments Are Available for Stage 4 CKD
As for patients with kidney disease, phosphorus should be an index that needs to be paid more attention to. The content of phosphorus in body and the concentration of phosphorus in blood will rise when kidney fails in functioning. Hyperphosphoremia is a very common complication of Chronic Kidney Disease. If the concentration of phosphorus in serum will rise, and parathyroid hormone will be in a hyperfunctional state therewith, resulting in fracture and ostealgia, metastatic calcification, muscle weakness, itch in skin, skin ulcer, etc. Therefore, those who suffer from Hyperphosphoremia cannot eat pumpkins as they wish.Treatment Options for Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Is Stage 4 CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease) Curable Can Kidney Failure Be Reversed at 43%
Also, there is sugar in pumpkin, so sufferers with Diabetes or Diabetic Nephropathy should control the intake of it according to individual conditions.
What's more, pumpkin can facilitate the excretion of urine, so if you have abnormal manifestations with your urine, you need to follow your doctors' advices when having pumpkins. Besides, the seeds of pumpkin can be taken to treat or prevent diseases in urinary especially for men who suffer from Prostatic Hyperplasia.

The choice of food is a very troublesome thing for patients with Chronic Kidney Disease, especially during the period of festival. Whether you can have pumpkins or not depends on the specific disease condition, because the protein, phosphorus, sugar, etc. in them may be sort of risk factors for patients with CKD. However, no matter you can take in pumpkins or not, you can enjoy your Halloween happily. Do remember to say NO to candy and chocolate during the festival, and keeping health is much more important than a transient delight in festival. With "trick or treat", wish you a happy Halloween and healthy life.

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