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    Can I Eat Banana with Stage 4 CKD

    2014-10-22 09:36| Font Size A A A

    Can I Eat Banana with Stage 4 CKDAs we all know, banana is one of nourishing fruits for people health. But for people with Stage 4 CKD, they may have the question: can I eat banana with this type of disease? We will talk about this topic and if you are interested in it, please read on.

    What will happen in stage 4 chronic kidney disease?

    Stage 4 CKD refers that the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is kept from 15-29ml/min. We can see that the kidney has been damaged severely and has lost more than 50 percent of function. In this condition, different people my suffer from different symptoms, like high blood pressure, swelling, proteinuria, high potassium level, hyperkalemia, fatigue, constipation, and so on. To be frank, different illness conditions depend on whether you can eat banana or not. You can talk with our online doctors directly or email to for an individualized suggestion.

    Stage 4 CKD patients can get the following benefits when they are in the symptoms below.

    High blood pressure

    Potassium content in banana can regulate and inhibit the sodium in the body. Eating banana regularly can prevent high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease.


    Stage 4 kidney disease patients are prone to suffer from anemia due to decreased red blood cells. This fruit contains a large amount of iron which is good for stimulating hemachrome, thus preventing anemia.


    Banana is rich in dietary fiber which can promote gastrointestinal motility. It can help bowel movement and solve constipation.


    Tiredness or fatigue is a common symptom for kidney disease patients. Banana can produce a beneficial chemical substance-serotonin, which can help stimulate the nervous system, thus improving emotion and making relaxation.

    However, banana is not recommended to patients if they are in the following condition.

    High potassium level

    Some patients may experience high potassium level due to kidney damage. In this case, eating too much banana, it will aggravate illness condition and increase the kidney’s workload, because banana is a good source of potassium. The potassium level will be elevated more if they take too much bananas. Therefore, Stage 4 CKD patients with high potassium level are not suggested to take much bananas.

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