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Is Spinach Beneficial for People with Nephrotic Syndrome

Is Spinach Beneficial for People with Nephrotic SyndromeAll the stereotypes about spinach being good for you are true, which is considered as an important vegetable of lowering risk for cardiovascular disease and cancer. However, not every people is suggested to have spinach. Well then, for Nephrotic Syndrome patients, is spinach good for nephrotic syndrome?

Firstly, we want to say spinach is indeed a good nutritious food, but it is not necessary for everyone, especially for those suffering from high potassium level. Why?

Normally, the level of potassium varies from 3.5 to 5.0mEq/L. keeping these levels within a narrow range is critical because the concentration of potassium controls the firing of nerves, which in turn control the beating of the heart. Unfortunately, for nephrotic syndrome patients, due to declined kidney function and damaged kidney, potassium can not be discharged from the body properly, resulting in the great accumulation of a lot of potassium level in blood. Spinach is a kind of vegetable which is rich in potassium and according to studies, a one cup serving of cooked spinach has 839mg of potassium. In view of this, spinach is not recommended to eat for nephrotic syndrome patients with high potassium level.

In addition to potassium, spinach is also a good source of phosphorus in our daily life. And patients with nephrotic syndrome also always have problems with high serum phosphorus levels. It is so dangerous because the phosphorus leaches calcium from the bones. Therefore, if not enough calcium is consumed with spinach, it will take calcium from the bones, this causing osteoporosis easily. In addition, oxalate joints with excess calcium in the kidney, which can cause kidney stone.

In conclusion, for nephrotic syndrome patients, they are not allowed to take spinach freely unless you know your condition very well. Any other questions about is spinach good for nephrotic syndrome, please send us an email to igacure@gmail.com or leave a message below, we will try to reply you within 24 hours.

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