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Is Watermelon Good For Patient With Chronic Kidney Disease

Is Watermelon Good For Patient With Chronic Kidney DiseaseFor patients with chronic kidney disease, what they eat can make a significant influence to their condition. While many patients with kidney disease like to eat watermelon, so patients may have this curiosity: is watermelon good for their health condition?

What are the benefits of watermelon?

Watermelon can many benefits to our health, and it can also bring many benefits to patients with kidney disease.

Watermelon is a summer fruit chich can clear summer-heat. Watermelon also has the function of diuretic. It is also a fruit which can reduce high blood pressure, because it has the function of softening and expanding blood vessel. Besides, watermelon is also a fruit which has the effect of hairdressing, because it contains lots of amino acid and abundant vitamin A, B and C, which are very beneficial for protecting the physiological activity of skin.

Can patients with kidney disease eat watermelon?

Watermelon is very beneficial for our body health, but for patients with kidney disease, they should be careful when they are going to eat watermelon, because it may also bring them some bad effects. And patients with kidney disease should be careful in these aspects when they are taking watermelon.

1.Rich potassium:

Patients with kidney disease, they often have the metabolic disorder of potassium, which can cause many health problems. While watermelon contains abundant potassium, so it is necessary for patients with kidney disease to be careful in taking watermelon.


Patients with kidney disease often have edema, and if their edema is very obvious, it is necessary for patients to restrict their fluid intake. Watermelon contains abundant fluid, so if patients have obvious edema, they should also be careful in their fluid intake.

3. Digestive problem:

It is not recommended for people to eat too much watermelon, because that can bring many problems to their digestive system, so it is for patients with kidney disease. For example, when patients take much watermelon, they often have dyspepsia, abdominal distension and diarrhoea, loss of appetite, etc.

4.Diabetic nephropathy:

As we know, water contains abundant glucose, and patients with diabetic nephropathy should be careful in their glucose intake, because much glucose intake is dangerous for their health.

Thereby, patients with kidney disease should avoid taking much watermelon, and if they have the conditions above, it is better for them to avoid taking watermelon or at least have restriction when eating watermelon.

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