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Is Celery Good For Hypertensive Nephropathy Patients

Time:  2014-01-24 08:28

Is Celery Good For Hypertensive Nephropathy PatientsCelery contains many nutrients such as vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin P, abundant protein, carbohydrates, calcium, phosphorus and carotene and other nutrients which are needed by our body. Therefore, celery is one of healthy food in our daily life and is loved by many people. However, some people say Hypertensive Nephropathy patients had better not eat celery. Is that true? The following may give you the answer.

As the above mentioned, many nutrients are contained in the celery and all the nutrients play an important role in people’s health. What is more important, celery has the function of lowering high blood pressure and blood fat, eliminating edema. With this regard, hypertensive nephropathy can eat some celery in daily life to lower high blood pressure.

What are the side effects of celery?

Hypertensive nephropathy is a kidney disease in which a long time uncontrollable high blood pressure causes kidney damage. The damaged kidneys fail to keep the balance of electrolytes such as potassium, phosphorus and calcium, easily causing high potassium, high phosphorus and low calcium. For this, patients should avoid potassium-rich foods, phosphorus-rich foods and absorb some calcium replacements. In this case, patients should not eat celery, including the following side-effects.

1. High potassium level in celery

The damaged kidneys easily cause high potassium level, which may bring many health problems such as irregular heartbeat, digestive problems, muscular fibrillation and so on. Therefor, hypertensive nephropathy patients should not eat celery.

2. High phosphorus level

High phosphorus level stops the absorption of adequate calcium, causing low calcium level and thus cause bone problems like bone pain, bone fracture. Therefore, for hypertensive nephropathy patients with high phosphorus level, eating less celery is beneficial.

3. High sodium level

Mostly all Kidney disease patients are suggested to limit sodium intake, because high sodium will not only worsen high blood pressure, but also cause water-sodium retention. As celery is rich in sodium,hypertensive nephropathy patients should keep far away from celery.

Celery is nutritious for healthy patients, but for kidney disease patients, they should be cautious. we are uncertain hypertensive nephropathy can not eat celery, since different patient have different conditions. Therefore, hypertensive nephropathy patients had better consult renal dietitian before eating celery.

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