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Can Nephrotic Syndrome Patients Eat Yam

Can Nephrotic Syndrome Patients Eat YamYam is one carbohydrate-rich food that also contains some important nutritional benefits. If Nephrotic Syndrome patients like the taste of yam, don’t kick them out of the diet but the amount should be controlled based on patients’ illness condition.

If patients with Nephrotic Syndrome have the following problems, they had better reduce the consumption of yam a lot.

Yam is one great source of sugar, starch and potassium. To treat Nephrotic Syndrome, patients often need to take glucocorticoid, which is more likely to rise patients’ blood sugar. Once their blood sugar is higher than the normal, high-sugar foods including yam should be avoided to prevent diabetes.

If kidneys have been damaged severely by Nephrotic Syndrome, extra potassium foods may build up in the blood, resulting in high potassium level. It is reported that one cup of yam contains 911mg of potassium, so patients with elevated potassium level should limit their yam intake.

If patients don’t have the above problems, they can still get benefits from yam consumption.

Yam is rich in vitamin C, and this substance can heal wound, strengthen bone and protect the remaining kidney cells. Because it is one antioxidant, it is good to improve patients’ immune ability.

Another important nutrition in yam is fiber. Some medications such as steroids and immunosuppressants and restricted diet plan may cause constipation, while dietary fiber can ease this problem and improve patients’ appetite.

Besides, yam can also bring many other benefits for patients with Nephrotic Syndrome like easing renal anemia. From the above, we have known the side effects and effects of yam for these patients. If you or your family member is suffering from Nephrotic Syndrome, you can know how much yam you can eat through consulting the doctor online.

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