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Iga Nephropathy: Can Dialysis Patients Eat Dried Dates

Iga Nephropathy: Can Dialysis Patients Eat Dried DatesIgA Nephropathy (or Berger's Disease) is one of the most common form of glomerulonephritis that damaged the kidneys' tiny filtering units, called glomeruli. The damaged caused by this disease results from abnormal deposits of a protein (IgA) in the glomeruli. 20-40% of the patients develop ESRD about 20 years after the disease becomes apparent. By then, dialysis is required. Can dialysis patients eat dried dates?

In fact, people with IgA Nephropathy on dialysis should not eat dried dates, as these dried fruits are are very high in potassium. Healthy kidneys keep the right amount of potassium in the blood to keep the heart beating at a steady pace. Potassium levels can rise between dialysis sessions and affect your heartbeat. Eating too much potassium can be very dangerous to the heart. It may even result in death.

Those on dialysis should avoid high-potassium foods including:

Vegetables: spinach, chye sim, kailan, dried mushroom, lentil, potato, tomato, yam, lotus root, beet root, raw carrot, bamboo shoot, broccoli, and green leaf vegetables.

Fruits: durian, bananas, avocados, kiwi fruit, coconut, papaya, apricot, grape, orange, cantaloupe, pomegranate, jack fruit, prune and plum, etc.

Drinks: prunes juice, grapefruit juice, milk, soy milk and malted drinks like milo, horlicks, etc.

Grains: wholemeal, bran, oat.

Condiments: marmite, stock cube, tomato sauce, salt substitutes, molasses.

Others: chocolate and chocolate products, all beans and nuts, yogurt.

If you still have any confusion about IgA Nephropathy and dialysis, feel free to consult our online service or leave a message in the below.

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