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Can Diabetic Nephropathy Patients Eat Yam

Time:  2014-02-18 01:33

Can Diabetic Nephropathy Patients Eat YamYam is rich in nutrients like vitamin C, calcium, protein and fat and so on. And it is much favored by many people due to its delicious taste. However, for diabetic nephropathy patients, they are not suggested to eat yam.

Generally speaking, whether a person can eat certain food depends on the ingredients in the food. The reason why diabetic nephropathy patients can not eat yam is the ingredients are bad for their illness condition.

1. High blood sugar in yam

Yam contains a lot of sugar. Diabetes patients eat yam which will also elevate their blood sugar level and worsen their conditions. Thus, patients with diabetic nephropathy should not eat yam so as to delay the progression of kidney disease into kidney failure.

2. High potassium level

The diseased kidneys can not remove excess potassium quick enough from the body and excess potassium can cause dangerous effects such as weakness, arrhythmia or heart attack. When you have kidney disease, potassium level must be retained in a safe range. Thus, diabetic nephropathy patients had better not eat yam, especially when their potassium level exceeds the normal range.

Although diabetic nephropathy patients are not allowed to eat yam due to its bad ingredients, yam still has some health benefits, including

1. Boost your immune system

Yam contains a lot of mucinous proteins which are able to prevent the atrophy of liver and kidney connective tissues and improve your body’s immunity as well as inhibit the occurrence of collage disease. Besides, the minerals in yam play an important role in maintaining and adjusting your body function. The calcium and magnesium is able to increase the risk for osteoporosis.

2. Prevention of arteriosclerosis

The mucinous proteins in yam keep blood walls flexible and and prevent the formation of arteriosclerosis.

Actually there is no certain food kidney disease patients should forbid strictly. The diet suggestions depend on the results of test reports and patients’ overall conditions. If you want to know more information of diet suggestion, you can send a message to chinesemedicinekidney@hotmail.com. We are always ready to help you.

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