I have lupus (nephritis-kidney), is it harmful to eat beets?

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.
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.

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I have lupus (nephritis-kidney), is there any harm in eating beets?

Depends. 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. Read more...

I am a19 year old female, recovering from kidney problem (lupus nephritis) caused by sle. I am under medication and improving, but my face, skin and lips are pale and anemic. Why could it be?

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