KIDNEY AND DURIAN
Is durian harmful?
Patients with kidney disease especially those who are undergoing dialysis treatment are not encouraged to eat durian .
Durian has high potassium content
This is because they are no longer capable of excreting nutrients from the body (such as potassium) as normal. High intake of potassium FOOD may potentially increase potassium levels in the blood.
High levels of potassium in the blood / hyperkalemia can cause disturbance to the heart rhythm that can endanger patient's life.Other fruits with high content of potassium are: cempedak, jackfruit,
banana & grapes.
During durian's season, most patients will eat durian without control. For those who have kidney failure / are undergoing dialysis treatment, perhaps we can advise and help them to get better
understanding of their health.
This article is available at the reading corner of the lab.
This article is provided by:
Izzatussofia binti Baharudin
Medical Laboratory Technologist, UPM.
Date of Input: 06/08/2018 | Updated: 04/10/2018 | izzatussofia
Universiti Putra Malaysia
Selangor Darul Ehsan.