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I have lupus (nephritis-kidney), is it harmful to eat beets?
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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Possibly
Lupus nephritis can lead to chronic kidney disease (an elevated creatinine on your bloodtest).
If you have ckd, then beets are bad for you. Beets have a high amount of potassium so people with ckd can not eliminate that excess potassium. High potassium in the body can lead to cardiac issues. Therefore avoid beets if your lupus nephritis caused chronic kidney disease.

In brief: Possibly
Lupus nephritis can lead to chronic kidney disease (an elevated creatinine on your bloodtest).
If you have ckd, then beets are bad for you. Beets have a high amount of potassium so people with ckd can not eliminate that excess potassium. High potassium in the body can lead to cardiac issues. Therefore avoid beets if your lupus nephritis caused chronic kidney disease.
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
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Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: Eat the beets
No problem eating beets with lupus and kidney disease.
The important thing is to keep your weight and cholesterol down. Lupus patients have the cardiovascular risk (heart attacks and strokes) similar to that of a diabetic patient.

In brief: Eat the beets
No problem eating beets with lupus and kidney disease.
The important thing is to keep your weight and cholesterol down. Lupus patients have the cardiovascular risk (heart attacks and strokes) similar to that of a diabetic patient.
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
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