Vegetable diet will help patients with kidney disease


10/02/2013

U.S. scientists have found that a large number of fruits and vegetables in the diet can help with chronic kidney failure. The work of researchers was published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

According to a press release from the American Society of Nephrology, the inhabitants of the Western Hemisphere diet based on cereals and products of animal origin, which are highly acidic and can induce metabolic acidosis, a condition in which the body produces excessive amounts of acid. This is quite often the case with patients suffering from chronic kidney disease, which are responsible for the removal of acid in the urine. Metabolic acidosis can cause shortness of breath, confusion, and lethargy. Severe cases are fatal.

Patients with chronic kidney disease usually prescribed treatment with alkaline agents, namely sodium bicarbonate. However, to help them combat the disease may add to a more natural diet of alkaline foods - fruits and vegetables.

This is the conclusion reached by researchers from the Texas Medical College, watching the 71 patients with chronic kidney disease, a severe form. Participants were given for one year and an additional serving of vegetables or fruit tablets with alkali.

So, after a year in both groups were observed identical results on the functioning of the kidneys. To stabilize the situation and pointed urine. Although potassium-rich fruits and vegetables could raise its level in the blood to dangerous markings, this did not happen.

"We were able to show that the addition of alkali, in the form of bicarbonate, and in the form of fruits and vegetables produced a beneficial effect - reduction in urine markers that indicate kidney damage," - said in his communication, the author of the study.


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