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Can I Eat Hawthorn with Nephrotic Syndrome

Can I Eat Hawthorn with Nephrotic SyndromeHave you tasted sugar-coated haws on a stick? It is one of the most typical snacks that Chinese eat in winter. Hawthorn is not only a fruit, but also a kind of medicine. Can I eat hawthorn with Nephrotic Syndrome? Go on reading, you will find the answer.

Nephrotic Syndrome patients can eat hawthorn

Nephrotic Syndrome patients often have severe edema, massive proteinuria, hyperlipemia, hypoproteinemia, and high blood pressure, etc. Eating hawthorn properly can help improve these conditions.

-Hawthorn berry is diuretic, which means it can expel fluid from body. This does not only ease edema, but also lower blood pressure. Besides, with urine output, waste can be flushed out so as to reduce the damage to the kidneys.

-Hawthorn helps the liver and break down fats so as to lower high cholesterol level and reduce the risk of heart disease.

-The active ingredients in hawthorn can dilate blood vessels to decrease blood pressure and promote blood circulation to remove blood stasis.

-This food is also good for digestive system.


Taking hawthorn along with medication for high blood pressure may cause your blood pressure to go too low. Therefore, you had better consult your doctor before you add it into your diet.

When you have Nephrotic Syndrome, you should especially pay attention to the diet, because it plays an important role in the progression of kidney failure. Generally speaking, Nephrotic Syndrome patients should follow a low protein, low salt, low fat, high vitamin and high fiber diet. If certain food can satisfy these conditions, you can eat it. But no matter which kind of food, you should avoid too much intake, because too much will increase the workload of kidneys. This is not good for you to preserve the remaining kidney function. For more information about Nephrotic Syndrome healthy living, please contact us at igacure@gmail.com.

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