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Can I Drink Lemon Juice If I Have Stage 4 Kidney Disease

Can I Drink Lemon Juice If I Have Stage 4 Kidney DiseaseLemon is one nutrient food that can provide many benefits for general people, and it is often used as juice. However, for patients with stage 4 chronic kidney disease, they need to follow a restricted diet plan. With this problem, can people still drink lemon juice?

Lemon is rich in vitamin C, potassium and folic acid. Also, it contains rich protein, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin C, sugar, calcium, phosphorus and so on. Just because of these nutritions, lemon juice can bring the following health benefits for patients with Stage 4 CKD.

1. Improve digestive system

Lemon juice can prompt the secretion of protease in stomach, so as to stimulate gastrointestinal peristalsis, so as to assist food digest. Patients with stage 4 kidney disease usually have poor appetite, so it is important to improve digestive system.

2. Lower high blood pressure

When kidneys are unable to remove extra fluid and sodium from the body, blood pressure increases gradually. As the above mentioned, lemon juice contains rich potassium which can fight against the effect of sodium on blood pressure, so as to lower high blood pressure.

3. Bactericidal effect

Niacin and other organic acids in lemon have a strong bactericidal effect that can protect the body from suffering from bacteria infections and other problems.

4. Treat renal anemia

Iron in lemon juice can prevent and treat anemia caused by iron deficiency. Therefore, patients with renal anemia can drink some lemon juice.

Side effects of lemon juice for patients with Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease

In view of the above effects, you may think lemon juice is one good choice for Stage 4 CKD Diet. In fact, it is not always good. If patients have high potassium level or their kidney disease is caused by diabetes, they should control the consumption of lemon and lemon juice tightly. If you want to consume lemon juice healthily, you can consult the doctor online firstly.

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