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Can Lemons Hurt Stage 5 Kidney Failure with Dialysis

Can Lemons Hurt Stage 5 Kidney Failure with DialysisNutrition is an important part of Dialysis treatment. People with ESRD will be asked to change some things about their diet once they start this therapy. Can lemons hurt persons with Stage 5 Kidney Failure on dialysis?

The answer is "NO" because lemons are good choice for kidney failure patients due to the health benefits as below:

Diuretic. They are excellent natural diuretic foods, as they help to flush out the bacteria and toxic substances out of the body.

Relieve many stomach conditions. The problems such as indigestion, nausea, constipation, heartburn, etc can be relieved by hot water with lemon juice.

Excellent antioxidant. These fruits contain huge amounts of vitamin C, which is an excellent antioxidant.

Control high blood pressure. Lemons with water is very helpful for individuals suffering from heart related problems. They assist in treating hypertension and nausea.

In addition, they are low in sodium and phosphorus. Potassium content is low - one lemon (juice and peel) contains 156 mg potassium. They are also beneficial to dental, hair, and skin care. So, talk with the kidney doctor or dietitian about proper recipes including lemons. The following also gives a list of foods that are good for Stage 5 Kidney Failure with dialysis. Hope it helps!

Low potassium: apples, blackberries, blueberries, cranberries, grapes, plums, strawberries, cabbage, cauliflower, coleslaw, lettuce, turnips, eggs, breads, crackers, and bagels.

High protein: meat, fish, chicken, turkey, eggs, especially egg whites.

Low phosphorus: all fruits and vegetables, cream cheese, Brie and ricotta cheese, sherbet and butter.

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