Is it OK to eat banana for patients with Stage 3 FSGS? FSGS affects many patients’ life quality, and banana is one common fruit. Stage 3 FSGS means kidneys are functioning at 30%~59%, so patients should follow a correct diet plan and lifestyle. Eating correctly can help slow down the progression of Stage 3 FSGS and manage related complications.
Can these patients eat banana? It is unable to give out the answer directly, because patients’ medical condition varies from person to person. (If you want to get the answer directly, you can tell us your creatinine, potassium and phosphorus levels, kidney function and complications. Then, dietitians can give you the answer directly.)
Generally, banana can bring healthy benefits for patients with the following conditions.
At stage 3, FSGS patients begin to have some problems, even though they can still live with their own kidneys. In this case, high blood pressure and swelling may appear. Banana is rich in potassium, so it can help damaged kidneys to maintain fluid and sodium balance, so as to ease high blood pressure and swelling.
Additionally, banana is one good choice to help boost patients’ appetite and immune ability. These therapeutic effects are able to improve patients’ ability to fight against kidney problem and related complications.
If patients have the following conditions, they may need to avoid banana.
Banana is rich in potassium and sugar. If patients have high blood sugar level or potassium level, they should stay away from banana or at least limit their intake. Besides, patients should pay attention to this fruit, if they have diarrhea.
Now, we have known the effects and side effects of banana for patients with Stage 3 FSGS. Before eating it, patients should weigh its effects against side effects effectively.