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Is Watermelon Safe to Eat When One Has Nephrotic Syndrome

Is Watermelon Safe to Eat When One Has Nephrotic SyndromeThe summer is coming. Watermelon becomes the favor of many people, because it can help relieve summer heat and quell thirst. Nephrotic Syndrome patients have many diet restrictions. Is watermelon safe to eat when one has Nephrotic Syndrome?

Nephrotic Syndrome patients can eat moderate watermelon.

Eating watermelon has many health benefits. For example,

-Watermelon is a natural diuretic, especially its peel, which can flush out fluid and harmful toxins as well as reduce uric acid in the blood.

-Watermelon helps the liver process ammonia, a kind of waste product from protein digestion, which eases strain on the kidneys while getting getting rid of excess fluids.

-Watermelon eases kidney inflammation to some extent and reduce the risk of developing kidney stones.

-Not a few Nephrotic Syndrome patients have high blood pressure. The potassium, magnesium and amino acids in watermelon work together to maintain the health of blood vessels and ward off sclerosis, in turn ensuring smooth blood flow. They can also help lower the risk of high blood pressure.

If you have severe edema, watermelon should be limited.

Nephrotic Syndrome is a collection of symptoms, including swelling, proteinuria, hyperlipemia and hypoproteinemia. 94% of watermelon is fluid. If your kidneys can not remove the excessive fluid from the body, watermelon intake may worsen water retention. Besides, too much watermelon intake in a short time can increase blood volume in your body, which can lead to acute heart failure so as to threaten your life. Therefore, if you have severe edema, or impaired kidney function, or reduced urine output, you had better restrict watermelon intake. Watermelon is a great source of potassium. If your blood potassium is above the normal range, you should limit watermelon as well. 

Is watermelon safe to eat when one has Nephrotic Syndrome? It depends. If you are with advanced kidney disease, watermelon should be avoided. In other cases, you can eat some. If you still have any other questions about Nephrotic Syndrome, please leave a message below or send emails to igacure@gmail.com.

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