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Can Kidney Failure Patients Eat Longan

Can Kidney Failure Patients Eat LonganLongan is also called "dragon's eye" in some countries. Because it has a good favor, many people like to eat this fruit. Kidney failure requires patients to follow a restricted diet plan. In view of this, is it OK for kidney failure patients to eat longan?

As kidneys are unable to do their works normally, patients should weigh the effects against side effects before eating any new food.

Effects of longan for kidney failure patients

First of all, longan is one great source of vitamin C, which can help prevent high blood pressure, heart disease, further kidney damage and age-related macular degeneration. To supplement vitamin C, patients had better consume some raw longan.

Secondly, longan is one fruit that can help strengthen patients' bone. Because kidneys fail to maintain calcium-phosphorus balance, kidney failure patients may have bone disease. Longan can just help deal with patients' bone problems.

Thirdly, since this fruit fills up on iron and most kidney failure patients have different degrees of iron deficiency and renal anemia, patients can relieve their iron deficiency through eating longan.

Lastly, dried longan is one herbal medicine that can nourish blood and strengthen Qi.

Side effects of longan for kidney failure patients

Longan belongs to damp and hot foods, so eating too much may induce some inflammatory reactions. From this point, if patients have one of the following problems, they had better limit their longan tightly.

- Diarrhea, cold and fever

- Dyspepsia

- Diabetes or high blood sugar

- Urinary tract infections

Now, we have known when patients can eat longan or not eat. Since kidney failure patients' illness condition changes from person to person, they are suggested to consult the doctor before eating this fruit. Even though they don't have the above disorders, they still can't eat this fruit freely.

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