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    Can Dialysis Patients Eat Cassava

    Can Dialysis Patients Eat CassavaCan dialysis patients eat cassava? Some patients may have the question in their daily life since there are strict dietary requirements for dialysis patients. For healthy people, they can get numerous benefits from cassava, while is it still same to dialysis patients?

    Let’s have a look at what are the dietary principles for dialysis patients.

    Dialysis is applied when the kidney function decreases to 15% or 10%. It can help kidney remove extra wastes and toxins from blood but fails to repair kidney damage. During the treatment of dialysis, not only the wastes but also some nutrition also can leak out from the body. In order to guarantee the body health, certain diets can be needed, such as low-potassium level, low-phosphorus level, proper protein intake, and so on.

    Well then, is cassava still good for dialysis patients?

    To be frank, illness condition is different from person to person. Therefore, whether dialysis patients can eat cassava or not, that depends on their individualized illness condition. Diet is just like double-edged sword and there is no exception for cassava.

    The healthy benefits of cassava for dialysis patients.

    Vitamin C and folate

    Both of these two nutritions abundant in cassava are common antioxidants that can help protect remaining kidney function. In addition, the contents can improve patient’s immunity.

    Fiber

    Fiber content can promote the stool movement and help relieve the constipation which is a common complication of dialysis.

    Magnesium

    Eating some food with magnesium is helpful for lowering blood pressure and prevent the osteoporosis.

    The bad side effects of cassava for dialysis patients.

    It also contain a large amount of potassium level. However, dialysis patients should need to limit intake of potassium level.

    It also is rich in phosphorus which can also worsen illness condition.

    In addition, the raw cassava is toxic. So patients should eat the cooked cassava.

    Therefore, dialysis patients should be cautious when they choose something to eat. If you have any related questions, please talk with our online doctors or email to ckdstage@hotmail.com and we will do what we can help you.


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