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Why are fruits/fruit juices bad for patients with chronic kidney disease?

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Dr. Jack Rubin
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: Juice and CKD

Patients with CKD can have problems with potassium (K) accumulation leading to high blood K levels.
Juices that have high K content are citrus juices, orange, grapefruit, lime and lemonade and tomato juice, which is not a citrus juice. Apple juice can be ingested by people with CKD, as it is not high in K.

In brief: Juice and CKD

Patients with CKD can have problems with potassium (K) accumulation leading to high blood K levels.
Juices that have high K content are citrus juices, orange, grapefruit, lime and lemonade and tomato juice, which is not a citrus juice. Apple juice can be ingested by people with CKD, as it is not high in K.
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