As banana is a common fruit with delicious taste and attractive color, it is loved by many people all over the world. While to patients in chronic kidney disease stage 5, they have many restriction in their diets. In this case, there is a question raised. Can patients in chronic kidney disease stage 5 eat banana?
Banana contains abundant nutrients like potassium, magnesium, fiber, starch, etc, and these substances are necessary for our health. Therefore, eating banana has a lot of advantages to us.
If people often eat banana, the abundant potassium in banana can reduce the risk of apoplexy. Otherwise, potassium intake can reduce the content of sodium in blood, and too much sodium and water retention can cause high blood pressure. So eating banana is beneficial to people with high blood pressure. In addition, potassium can keep the stabilization of blood pressure and prevent cardiovascular disease. If people lack of potassium, it may cause arrhythmia and tachycardia.
On the other hand, the fiber in banana can promote gastrointestinal function and digestion. And the no acid in banana can stimulate brain to excrete endorphin, it is helpful for people who have depression and emotional lability.
Can patients in chronic kidney disease stage 5 eat banana?
Eating banana is good for our health, but to patients in CKD stage 5, it’s better for them not to eat banana.
For patients in CKD stage 5, their kidney is damaged very severely, and their kidney function is severely reduced. They are easy to have mineral imbalance. The obvious symptom is high potassium level in blood. If patients eat banana which contain abundant potassium, it will increase the potassium level in blood. Too much potassium in blood will inhibit angiocarpy system.
Beside, banana digest slowly in body, it is not beneficial for the patients in CKD stage 5, who are in a weak condition.
As a result, patients in chronic kidney disease stage 5 should not eat banana in order to their health. It’s better for them to keep a strict diet depending on the advices of their doctors.