Overview Of Foods To Avoid For Kidney Cancer Patients

Nuts And Seeds

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Having sunflower seeds or peanuts as an occasional snack is fine. Nuts and seeds are often a valuable protein source, which is vital if individuals want to maintain muscle health and energy. However, eating too many nuts and seeds can have ill effects on a kidney cancer patient. The problem is that these foods have high levels of phosphorous. Phosphorous, like the sodium found in salt, is a necessary electrolyte. It is one of many materials individuals need to consume for ongoing bone strength. 

In kidney disease or kidney cancer patients, though, phosphorous might build up in the bloodstream without being properly cleared. An excess of phosphorous in the blood can lead to joint pain, itchiness, and general feelings of unwellness. If individuals are not experiencing itching or joint pain, their diet probably does not have too much phosphorous. Although, if individuals are struggling with these symptoms, reducing the amount of nuts and seeds they eat can be very helpful. The same is true of beans.

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