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A 46-year-old member asked:

What do you suggest if my uncle is a patient with a ckd and the doctor prohibited him from drinking juices. i was wondering why?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Potassium: Some fruit juices contain a lot of potassium, some don't. Bananas famously kill kidney patients by the potassium load. Your uncle needs to familiarize himself with dietary restrictions for chronic kidney disease, rather than simply being given a list of do's and don'ts.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

My uncle is a patient with a CKD and the doctor prohibited him from drinking juices. Why? What will juices do to him?

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Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
Juices and CKD: Your uncle may have two problems. One is that his CKD is far advanced and he may have problems with potassium (K) ingestion causing high K levels. K is found in citrus juices as well as tomato juice. Apple juice is low in K. The other problem is that he may have fluid accumulation that may be made worse by the volume of juice he ingests. I suspect that the K problem is the major reason.

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