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Glomerulonephritis: Is It OK to Drink Coffee

Glomerulonephritis: Is It OK to Drink CoffeeGlomerulonephritis is a type of kidney disease featured with inflammation of the kidneys' filtering units, called the glomeruli. When the glomeruli become inflamed, they are unable to remove wastes and fluid from the blood efficiently. To control the amount of wastes in the blood, people with this disorder need to follow a proper diet. Is it ok to drink coffee with Glomerulonephritis?

Actually, people with Glomerulonephritis and other Kidney Diseases are suggested to avoid the consumption of coffee. Reasons include:

▪ It is rich in caffeine content, which is a stimulant and can stimulate blood flow, increase blood pressure and cholesterol, aggravate arteriosclerosis. This will increase patient's risk for serious complications like heart attack and stroke.

▪ Consumption of this drink has also been linked to kidney stones formation by increasing the excretion of calcium in urine.

▪ It may also result in sleep disorder and cause decreased immunity.

In addition to coffee, there are also other foods that should be reduced or avoided by Nephritis patients. They include:

Proteins: beef, pork, chicken, tuna, meat, eggs, milk, dairy products like cheese and creams.

High potassium: bananas, oranges, tomatoes, milk, prunes, peas, chocolate, dried nuts, etc.

Foods with added salts: canned foods, pickles, salt, bacon, ham, pizza, soy sauce, cheese, french fries, and potato chips.

High oxalate: spinach, nuts, beans, beets, dark leafy green vegetables, tofu, tea, and wheat bran.

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