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Fruits Restricted in Nephrotic Syndrome

Fruits Restricted in Nephrotic SyndromeThough fruits are packed with rich nutrients, they are not all good for Nephrotic Syndrome. Do you know what kinds of fruits should be restricted in Nephrotic Syndrome? If not, go on reading.

General guideline about the restricted fruits

Nephrotic Syndrome patients do not have strict restriction on fruits. Whether you can eat certain fruits or not depends on your medical condition. If your edema is very severe, you should pay attention to the content of fluid and sodium. If your blood potassium level is high, fruits high in potassium should be restricted. Generally speaking, moderate intake of fruits is OK for Nephrotic Syndrome patients.

Now let’s see some specific restricted fruits in Nephrotic Syndrome.

-Star fruit

If your kidney function is impaired, eating star fruit can be very dangerous. Because the high levels of oxalic acid in this fruit can accumulate in weakened kidneys. Besides, there are some unidentified substance toxin to nerves.


Watermelon contains rich water. Watermelon intake means drinking a lot of water, which worsens your swelling.


Banana tastes very delicious and has many rich nutrients, but it is a great source of potassium. When your kidneys are unable to remove potassium from the blood, high potassium level causes muscle weakness, irregular heart beat, etc.


Hawthorn helps you lower blood pressure, control cholesterol level and protect you from cardiovascular disease. But hawthorn is unhealthy for patients with deficiency-cold in spleen and stomach.


This kind of fruit is famous for its rich content of vitamin C, but they are also loaded with potassium. Thus, pay attention to its intake.

The above information is very general. For more information about fruits restricted in Nephrotic Syndrome, please feel free to contact online doctor or leave a message below. We are very glad to help you.

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