Low potassium for kidney failure

Patient : When a patient has a kidney failure, a diet low in potassium (2000 mg of potassium per day)   is recommended because the kidney is not working as it should and the levels of this electrolyte might accumulate in the blood. High levels of Potassium can accumulate up to dangerous levels in the blood. This causes irregular heartbeats (arrhythmia), confusion or a heart attack. The following vegetables and fruits are known to have low potassium levels in serving only. Vegetables Alfalfa sprouts Asparagus – 6 spears Beans (wax or green) Cabbage (red and green) Canned Chestnuts Carrots (cooked) Celery (1 stalk) Corn (Fresh - ½ ear, Frozen - ½ cup) Cucumber Eggplant Fresh mushrooms Green Peas Kale Leached potatoes Lettuce Mixed vegetables Okra Onions Parsley Peppers Radish Rhubarb Water Watercress Fruits Apple – 1 medium/juice/sauce Apricots, canned in juice Blackberries Blueberries Cherries Cranberries Fruit cocktail Grapes (juice) Grapefruit, ½ whole Mandarin oranges Peaches – Fresh (1 small), Canned (½ cup) Pears – Fresh (1 small), Canned (½ cup) Pineapple (juice) Plums – 1 whole Raspberries Strawberries Tangerine – 1 whole Watermelon – 1 cup It is also suggested to decrease salt intake, monitor Blood pressure and avoid certain medications that are metabolized through the kidneys such as NSAID’s. I wish him a prompt recovery.
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