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Are Bananas Beneficial for FSGS Patients

Are Bananas Beneficial for FSGS PatientsA person may prevent or delay some health problems from FSGS by eating the right foods and avoiding foods high in sodium, potassium, and phosphorus. Learning about calories, fats, proteins, and fluids is important for a person with FSGS. As a kidney patient, what you should eat or what you should not eat plays an important role in improving your health. FSGS is a kind of kidney disease. Some people with FSGS wonder that whether they can eat bananas? The answer is not. Next I will tell you why.

One major role of a healthy kidney is to excrete waste products of metabolism, thereby helping to maintain balance in the body. In kidney failure, the kidney is unable to maintain this balance because, among other problems, it is unable to make urine with these waste products for excretion, and there can be a dangerous build-up of toxic substances in the body.

Potassium is one such substance that, if allowed to build up in the blood, can cause irregular heart beat and even a heart attack. Creating a potassium balance is a challenge, as the problem of imbalance is not only because of eating the incorrect foods, but the malfunctioning of the kidney system. Potassium is one of those substances found in most foods and is especially high in unprocessed plant foods, and so having a low intake from dietary sources is challenging. When you have kidney disease you are at risk for malnutrition because of the necessary restrictions in amounts of many foods in order to try to slow down damage to the kidneys.

There are some foods such as banana (ripe and green) which are high in potassium. Foods with high amounts should be avoided and those with less consumed. The guidance of a dietitian or nutritionist experienced in managing kidney disease is useful. Even those foods lower in potassium, if consumed in large amounts, can increase the potassium in your blood if you have kidney disease.

There is a long list of fruits and vegetables which are high in potassium, and cannot be exhausted here. If you want to know them, please contact our online service or you can email us to igacure@gmail.com.

Hope the above information is helpful for you. If you have any other questions on kidney disease or want to get more personalized and professional treatment suggestions, please leave a message below.

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