When kidney disease progresses into end stage, patients should follow a kidney-friendly diet plan. Radish is one common vegetable all over the world, and it can bring a lot of health benefits for general population. Are radishes beneficial for patients with ESRD?
In end stage, kidneys are functioning at less than 15%, so they must fail to lose their ability to eliminate waste products, toxins and extra fluid from the body. If patients' kidney condition is quite severe, they may be suggested to do dialysis, either peritoneal dialysis or hemodialysis.
For hemodialysis patients, they still need to limit their sodium, potassium and fluid intake. Otherwise, dialysis treatment is more likely to induce some discomforts and it will be uneasy for patients to live with hemodialysis.
For peritoneal dialysis patients, they don't need to control their potassium intake, because extra potassium can be eliminated out of the body via blood timely.
Radishes are rich in fluid and potassium. From this point, ESRD patients who still don't begin dialysis or patients on hemodialysis should limit their radish intake, while patients on peritoneal dialysis can eat this vegetable freely.
Consult the Doctor online to determine how much radishes you can eat. In the same time, patients can get the following health benefits.
- Radishes are beneficial to regulate acid-base balance in the body and can help fight against gout
- Vitamin C, potassium and magnesium in radishes can prompt gastrointestinal motility agents that are good to eliminate waste products from the body.
- Radishes can help lower high blood fat, soften blood vessels, maintain blood pressure, prevent coronary heart disease, and so on.
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