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Are there particular citrus fruits a person with liver cirrhosis should avoid?
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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: No
In general, it would be a good idea to minimize salt intake and also protein intake if cirrhosis is advanced.
But otherwise you should eat well-balanced healthy diet rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals. fruits including citrus provide an abundance of potassium,  magnesium, and vitamin c. Citrus fruits could aggravate acid reflux symptoms though.

In brief: No
In general, it would be a good idea to minimize salt intake and also protein intake if cirrhosis is advanced.
But otherwise you should eat well-balanced healthy diet rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals. fruits including citrus provide an abundance of potassium,  magnesium, and vitamin c. Citrus fruits could aggravate acid reflux symptoms though.
Dr. Michio Abe
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Dr. Donald Hazlett
There are a number of medications where the use of grapefruit in particular is contraindicated. If a person is under active medical care there may be meds prescribed that could be involved so that has to be considered.
Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
In brief: Only if HHC
If one has hemochromatosis, then one should avoid sources high in vitamin c.
But otherwise no.

In brief: Only if HHC
If one has hemochromatosis, then one should avoid sources high in vitamin c.
But otherwise no.
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