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Is Peach Ok for FSGS Patients

Is Peach Ok for FSGS PatientsAside from medical treatment, kidney patients also pay much attention to their diet. They often ask us what to eat and what to avoid. A Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) patient consults us if he can eat peach. Peach is his favorite fruit but with FSGS, he does not know if he still can eat this fruit. Follow us to see our expert’s advice.

Whether you can eat peach or not depends on your own medical condition. Peach has many benefits but in some cases, you can not eat it. For example, if you have high potassium level in your blood, you should avoid peach. Because peach contains potassium. If you eat peach, it can cause more potassium buildup in your body. High potassium in the blood si called hyperkalemia. Some of the effects of high potassium are nausea, weakness, numbness and slow pulse. Thus, if a FSGS patient has high potassium level in blood, peach had better be avoided.

In other cases, peach can be consumed in moderation. What benefits can you get from peach?

1. Boost your immunity

Kidney patients need to boost their immunity. Peaches are rich in ascorbic acid and zinc, which help maintain a healthy immune system. Zinc and vitamin C exert effectual wound healing and antioxidant properties that can help in fighting infections and reducing the prevalence and severity of disease such as common cold, pneumonia and diarrhea.

2. Aid in digestion

Kidney patients often have digestive system problem like constipation and irregular bowel movement. Peaches are good for maintaining healthy digestive health. Dietary fiber in peaches can absorb water and help in preventing stomach disorders. Besides, it also can cleanse and eliminate toxins and wastes from your body. This can avoid further kidney damage.

Moreover, peaches also can reduce the risk of cardiovascular and bone diseases, and aid in maintaining skin and eye health. Based on your own medical condition, you can decide to eat peach or not. Any question, you can leave a message below or chat with our online doctor directly.

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