Potassium is mineral that body needs to work normally. Can FSGS patients eat high potassium? Read on to learn more information.
Some FSGS patients need to eat high potassium.
Swelling is a typical symptom of FSGS. To relieve swelling, diuretics are often used to flush out the excess fluid in body. With urine, some minerals are passed out of body as well, one of which is potassium. That is why some FSGS patients suffer from low blood potassium level. In such a case, you can eat food high in potassium, such as bananas, avocados, potatoes, squash, spinach, etc. Besides, you can also use potassium-sparing diuretics instead.
Some FSGS patients need to eat low potassium or even avoid it.
With the progression of FSGS, it can impair your kidneys. When your kidneys have been severely damaged, excessive potassium will build up in body, leading to high potassium level. In such a case, you can not eat high potassium. Instead, a low potassium food is recommended.
High blood potassium level can cause abnormal heart rhythm, slow heart rate and weakness, while low blood potassium level can cause tingling, numbness, nausea, vomiting, palpitations, fainting, etc. Therefore, you need to know your potassium level and then adjust your diet.
How to control your FSGS well?
Here we recommend a systemic Chinese medicine treatment. It is Toxin-Removing Treatment. This treatment makes use of Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Medicated Bath, Foot Bath, Enema Therapy, Mai Kang Mixture, oral Chinese medicine and so on to eliminate waste products and extra fluid out of body to make internal environment good for kidney self-healing and other medication application. It can also dilate blood vessels and remove stasis to improve blood circulation and increase blood flow into damaged kidneys to supply them with enough essential elements so as to speed up kidney recovery. After a short period of treatment, your blood potassium level will return to normal range. After a long period of treatment, your renal function will start to increase, and then potassium level can be regulated by kidneys.
Can FSGS patients eat high potassium? It depends on your medical condition. Now you can send a copy of your lab report to firstname.lastname@example.org. After analyzing your case, our renal experts will give you an exact answer.