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What Fruits Dialysis Patients Can Not Eat
Possible: Tropical fruits have been shown to inhibit enzymes in the liver that help break down drugs. While this has not been critically tested in patients, test tube results are concerning. I would review with your doctor your medications and the available patient data on the interaction of tropical fruits with you meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more
Renal diet: Patients on dialysis need to watch their fluid, calcium, protein and potassium intake. The patient you are referring to must have a renal dietician at his dialysis center. You should speak to the dietician about your questions and she should be able to answer them and speak to you about a renal diet and its restrictions. ...Read more
Tell me why patients with kidney failure eat and drink what they like only during the first few hours of dialysis?
Nurses being nice: The total fluid removal target is programmed at the beginning of the dialysis run. Fluids consumed on dialysis are added to the total weight target. The removal target is doable from the onset of dialysis. If you drink 32 oz in the last hour, it is difficult to get this (and the preprogrammed amount) all off in the last hour. ...Read more
Fruits and diabetes: You can eat any fruit you like but before each fruit new to you check your blood sugar before you eat it and check again before you start eating your next food intake. That does not mean you should not take and enjoy fruit. It just means that you may have to mildly adjust your diabetes medication. Enjoy and share with family and friends. ...Read more
All are OK: All fruits and everything else are ok on a diabetes diet, if the diet is balanced and appropriate for the patient. Consult a registered dietitian for more information. There is no "magic" or "forbidden" food. Eat three meals/day, don't snack, and stay lean with proper diet and exercise. ...Read more
A SNF says patients there are not allowed to eat any kind of food brought in from the outside. Their food has no fresh fruit or veggies. Why?
Control: The SNF is attempting to control the possibility of food borne infection or allergies from food products brought into the facility as well asis attempting to control the possibility of food borne infection or allergies food products brought into the facility as well as to be aware of the nutritional maintenance off the residents. ...Read more
Not advised: Diabetics need to review the sugar content of different fruit. Be careful with fruit with fewer than 10 grams of sugar content per hectogram eg. watermelon, melon , lemon, grape, (ADA has lists). Limit fruit with 11-20 grams of sugar like banana, pomegranate, orange, apple pear. Avoid fruit with 20 grams of sugar liked jujube, raisons. The American Diabetes Association is a good start. ...Read more
Low&IntermediateGlyc: Avoid the following with high glycemic index should be avoided Dried Dates,Canned Fruit Cocktail. Fruits with intermediate glycemic index should limit quantity but can eat are Banana,Cantaloup,Mango,Papaya,Pineapple,grapes, Fruits with low glycemic index are Apple,Cherries,Score,Grapefruit,average size orange,Pear and Plums ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't Really Know: Have spent a bunch of time researching your question and can find no good answer. It is reported to improve renal function in some patients and there are many testimonials to its benefits. However, the peer reviewed medical literature is a bit sparse on the subject. Before doing anything, i would strongly recommend you talk with your kidney doctor. ...Read more
Increased pigment: Kidney failure often causes increased pigmentation similar to tanning. The mechanism may be related to molecules and toxins that build up and are incompletely removed by dialysis. The pigmentation usually causes no problems. There can also be small deposits of calcium in skin, itching, sores from scratching and other skin problems in dialysis patients that can cause more severe symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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