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    Can Dialysis Patients Eat Pumpkin

    Can Dialysis Patients Eat PumpkinDialysis patients usually have many dietary taboos in their daily life, meanwhile patients are prone to suffer form malnutrition. In order to prevent the condition, more and more dialysis patients are looking for healthy and balanced diet plan. Some patients confused whether he can eat pumpkin. Well, you can find the answer from the following passage.

    Actually, whether dialysis patients can eat pumpkin depends on patients’ specific illness condition. It is well known that pumpkin is a very healthy vegetable which is packed with abundant nutrition. However, for kidney failure patients, they should be careful when eating it. Because pumpkins are good for kidney failure patients who do not have high serum potassium or high serum phosphorus levels. Therefore, if dialysis patients do not have high potassium or high phosphorus level, they can get many benefits from eating pumpkin.

    1. It has been found that pumpkin can help prevent kidney stones. The fats in pumpkin can help prevent and treat urinary system disease and prostate enlargement.

    2. It can promote the production of vitamin B12 which is an essential element for islet cells.

    3. It can lower high blood sugar level and prevent diabetes which is one leading cause of kidney failure.

    4. Polysaccharides: It is a nonspecific immune enhancer, and it can stimulate the formation of cytokines and regular the immune system by activating the compliments. Therefore, dialysis patients will have a strong immunity and can be protected from being catching a cold or infection.

    Besides, if dialysis patients have high phosphorus or high potassium level, they should avoid taking it or limit intake. In addition to pumpkin, I prefer sharing other food which dialysis patients should be careful, like withe potatoes, sweet potatoes, organge, bananas, and so on.

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