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Can I Eat Watermelon with Stage 3 Kidney Failure

Can I Eat Watermelon with Stage 3 Kidney FailureCan patients with Stage 3 Kidney Failure eat watermelon? Watermelon, especially iced watermelon or its juice, is one thirst-quenching choice for us in the hot weather. For patients with stage 3 renal failure, they should enjoy watermelon when they have the following problems.

The first one is diabetes

A long history of diabetes may easily aggravate into diabetic kidney disease, or Diabetic Nephropathy. In this case, controlling blood sugar is patients’ biggest concern. However, watermelon contains rich sugar including glucose, sucrose and fructose. High-sugar foods may make blood sugar heading out of control.

The second one is swelling

Swelling is resulted from fluid retention. Although watermelon has a diuretic property and it can increase the urine output, it contains a large amount of water. Therefore, patients with swelling should eat watermelon in food amounts.

The third one is high potassium level. Even though it is uncommon that patients with stage 3 kidney failure have high serum potassium, it indeed happen to some patients. In this case, they should limit their intake of watermelon, because of its rich potassium.

If you are diagnosed with stage 3 renal failure but don’t have the above problems, you can still eat this fruit and get some benefits from it.

Just like most fruits, watermelon also has rich vitamins and minerals that can help do a lot to control kidney problem. What’s more, it is proven that watermelon has the potential effect of treating Nephritis and lowering high blood pressure. All of these are food for kidney patients.

If you can eat watermelon, try to determine how much you can eat very time. If not, you can also find some alternative fruits to supplement you nutritions. Can’t determine the answer? You can ask help from the doctor online.

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