Why is Chocolate Bad for CKD Patients
Why is chocolate bad for CKD(chronic kidney disease) patients? Today we are going to talk about the issue, please read on to find the answer.
Before answering the question, we need to form a basic understanding about CKD.
As its name imply, it is a progressive kidney disease in clinic. With the time, the renal damage will aggravate, patients will experience a series of symptoms and complications, certain serious diseases can threaten patients’ life. It is widely known that the diet limitation for patients is very strict.
Then, why is chocolate bad for CKD patients?
Chocolate is loved by most people. It contains lots of fat, protein, and abundant sugar and massive essential substances. However, patients should pay attention to the following issue:
Too much fat
We all know patients’ renal damage is very severe, if they take much chocolate, the fat contained in chocolate will increase the burden of failed kidneys and aggravate the progression of kidney damage.
Many patients will present proteinuria. If they take chocolate, it is not beneficial to relieve proteinuria and control the development of illness condition. So, CKD patients should get away from chocolate.
With the advance of disease, patients will experience high phosphorus level. And excess phosphorus can lead to irregular heartbeats, or even cause heart disease, which will bring great pain to patients and their families. Any questions? Contact with online doctors now, we are here to help you!
In addition, there is much calcium in chocolate. Due to the decline of renal function, the damaged kidneys can not control the balance of calcium-phosphorus, so, eating less chocolate is helpful and significant to delay the process of illness condition.
Except for chocolate, our experts in Peking Tung Shin Tang Chinese Medical Hospital have made a food list. If you happen to be a CKD patient, and want to know which food is bad or good for your disease. Send your test report to firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave a message below, we will reply you within 48 hrs.
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