FSGS kidney disease is one condition in which a part of kidney filters are scarred. For general population, eating oranges can bring a lot of health benefits. However, once diagnosed with FSGS, patients should pay attention to their diet plan. Is it OK to eat oranges with FSGS? To get the answer directly, you can consult the doctor online or leave a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are suffering from FSGS kidney disease and admitted to eat oranges, you can get benefits from this fruit on the following systems.
- Immune system
Oranges are rich in vitamin C, one common antioxidant. Vitamin C can help remove free radicals and improve patients’ immune system. Patients with FSGS are more likely to have low immune ability, so orange consumption should boost patients’ immune ability, so as to prevent infections, cold, fever and other problems.
- Blood pressure
High blood pressure is one common symptom of FSGS. The flavonoid hesperidin in oranges is able to help decline high blood pressure. Also, potassium in oranges can reverse the effect of sodium on blood pressure.
- PH level
When kidneys are unable to filter blood normally, metabolic acidosis may appear easily. Orange has many alkaline minerals that can help maintain the internal environment balance in the body.
If FSGS kidney disease has aggravated into end stage, kidneys are unable to remove extra phosphorus and maintain calcium level. Then, patients are at a risk of bone disease. Orange contains calcium that can help to keep the bone strong and prevent renal osteopathy
However, oranges bring so many benefits for these patients, but If the potassium level in your body is higher than the normal level, you should limit orange intake as doctor’s guidance.