Is papaya good for Chronic Kidney Failure patients? Papaya is famous for its property of beauty, but in fact, it has many other health benefits. For people with kidney failure, whether they can consume papaya depends on the nutrition within papaya and their illness condition.
When can kidney failure patients eat papaya?
Papaya is one nourishing fruit, because it contains various nutritions including, fluid, protein, vitamin B, vitamin C, potassium, dietary fiber, and so on. If kidney failure patients don’t have severe complications, they can still eat certain amount of papaya. From papaya, they can get the following benefits:
- Enhanced immunity: The antioxidant substances in the papaya can help boost immune system, so kidney failure patients can improve their ability to fight against infections.
- Swelling and hypertension remission: It has been proven that papaya has effects of alleviating swelling and hypertension, while both of these two symptoms are commonly seen in kidney failure.
- Relief of muscle or leg cramps: If patients have sleep problem due to muscle cramps, papaya may help them ease their symptoms.
From the above content, you may think papaya is one good fruit for people with chronic kidney failure, but it is wrong. Even though papaya contains so many benefits, some patients are still recommended to avoid this fruit.
When should kidney failure patients avoid papaya?
With the decline of kidney function, more and more kidney failure symptoms or complications will appear. If these patients have the following problems, they may need to stay away from this fruit.
- High potassium level
- No urine output
- Low blood pressure during dialysis treatment
- Pain during urination
Some other conditions may also restrict the amount of papaya consumption. To eat it safely and healthily, you can ask help from kidney dietitian here. Leave a message below or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Either is OK.