Winter veggies and Potassium imbalance- Are you worried?

There a common saying, eat what’s in season is the best way to beat illness. Not only does foods taste best when they are in season, they are far fresher as they have not been transported over long distances. Seasonal vegetables not only taste very fresh and tasty, but it also consists of essential elements that suit the body’s requirements during this time of the year. In cold weather, our immune system needs more support to fight against any germs, for which nutrition from winter vegetables is very helpful. Winter is the season when we get foods that keep us warm and protect us from the winter climate. Who does not love to fill the kitchen shelves with the winter vegetables and fruits that are beneficial not only for you but for your family? Winter brings a whole lot of greens with its amazing nutritional value. Some vegetables have the ability to keep you warm, even under the blanket of snow. There are plenty of veggies and fruits that are rich in nutrients and flavor during this time of the year. Unfortunately, people with chronic diseases especially kidney disease are not allowed to enjoy the leafy vegetables much. This is because it is high in potassium. For renal patients, potassium imbalance can cost them their life. Do you know, every year many of my patients suffer cardiac arrest due to high potassium in blood?Most of the foods we eat contains potassium , do you know which veggies to avoid and what can be eaten in moderation?

What are the reasons of hyperkalemia in renal failure? Is there any warning signs of hyperkalemia? Can hyperkalemia be prevented? How to manage hyperkalemia?

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Unfortunately, this does not hold true for people affected with chronic diseases. Chronic kidney disease patients specially have dietary restrictions overlooking which can lead to dire consequences. And winter is the season of green and leafy vegetables that usually have high potassium content in them. Potassium might not have garnered as much attention when compared to calcium and iron but it plays an equally important role in well-being of a human body. Potassium is a mineral in your cells. It helps your nerves and muscles work as they should. The right balance of potassium also keeps your heart beating at a steady rate. Where a normal person with healthy kidneys can have up to 4700 mg of the mineral a day, a kidney disease patient is allowed only 1500 mg of the mineral in a single day. Story does not end there, the fine line for potassium balance is also vital for kidney patients. Too high or too low potassium in your blood is also dangerous. Are you also facing this issue of potassium imbalance?Do you know what are the signs and symptoms of potassium imbalance? Check out all these and how to manage hyperkalemia in this FREE BOOK.Click below to download for FREE!!.

Winter is a time to binge eat and also a time of festivities most of the foods we eat contain potassium. From hot cocoa to delicious soups, to shorbas and to delicious vegetable curries, winter is a time to revel in the warmth of food. Winter brings with it the wealth of nutrition from a range of vegetables that are available at your nearest grocery stores. It’s important to eat seasonal vegetables as they equip your body with the excesses of weather that it is going to face. Moreover, seasonal vegetables can be trusted to be fresh and they are full of nutrients, which are lost as these go out of season.

Seasonal fruits and vegetables have more nutrients and antioxidants than those who have gone out of season. In India, winter vegetables are a delight to cook with. From sarson ka saag made from luscious mustard greens to gajar ka halwa and kanji made from red carrots and beets, Indian cuisine has a number of ways to accommodate the nutrition from winter vegetables in every course of the meal. Most of the winter veggies and fruits are rich in potassium, like fenugreek leaves, spinach, radish, jaggery to name a few. Beware of potassium imbalance, it can lead to fatal consequences. Do you know, why kidney patients suffer from potassium imbalance? Know about it in detail and various other unknown facts in the link below for free.

Well, mostly we believe anything in moderation is acceptable. What if you can count your potassium content for your every meal? In this era of virtual platform, technology will guide you on what to eat and what to avoid. Yes, you have read it right. All that is needed from your end is serum potassium level. It is a potassium calculator, the first of its kind in the market presently. This calculator will guide you for every meal and tell you how much of potassium you are consuming in the dishes you eat. This virtual guide will help you calculate the potassium content of an entire recipe. To add on, our dieticians are available online round the clock for your assistance at your leisure. They will help to set your potassium allowance per day. The software will give you an alert message on the basis of this allowance range that has been set. We have a chat box also to know your queries and resolve any hurdles you face.

Without any delay, click on the link below to find out how much potassium is in your meal today-

I would recommend all readers to use this calculator once. Every year many of my kidney patients suffer cardiac arrest just because of potassium imbalance. Only if they knew what caused the potassium level to shoot up. Grab your opportunity today and save yourself and your dear ones today. Kidney disease or diet restrictions does not always cut down to a bland food. Check your safe food options today without delay.

Published by Dr.Pratim Sengupta

Dr. Pratim Sengupta thinks of himself as conscious, living, soulful being with an inner urge to break the inertia of life. He feels that life is nothing but a material expression of the Supreme Almighty Consciousness. His conscious existence empowered him to see, to hear, to talk, to interact, to feel, to dream, to ask questions, and to seek solutions to every problem. In the flow of life, as he grew up, he understood that knowledge of life is the only way to understand the scientific basis of conscious existence. Hence Dr. Sengupta felt the urge to study the science of life – i.e. Medicine. After he completed his higher secondary education from the Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira in Belurmath, he joined the MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) course at RG Kar Medical College, Kolkata. The professional packaging of knowledge in terms of a time-bound, goal-oriented syllabus frustrated him a bit, but nevertheless ignited the urge within him to study further. He thus went on to his post-graduation (MD) in Medicine from IPGMER and SSKM Hospital, Kolkata. During his MD training, he got a glimpse of the vastness of knowledge, and the quest to learn precisely the facts of life narrowed down his area of interest to the functioning of the kidneys and the specialisation of Nephrology – a discipline that is complex, yet relatively new and still evolving in terms of complete understanding of renal physiology and pathology. So, Dr. Sengupta decided to study and train for the DM (Doctorate of Medicine) degree in Nephrology. Right from the start of his career, Dr. Sengupta was passionate about Research. During the MD programme he worked on Cirrhotic Cardiomyopathy, Autonomic Neuropathy of Lupus, and Insulin resistance in Diabetics. All these research studies were published in national journals. During his postdoctoral study in Nephrology, he worked on Hemodialysis efficiency, and suggested an angular placement of the Dialyser in order to increase efficiency. This innovative concept was accepted for presentation at the World Congress of Nephrology, Milan, in 2009, and also published in Hemodialysis International. Dr. Sengupta also worked on Plasmapheresis – a blood filtering technique by which toxic and pathogenic immunoglobulins can be removed from the body. He studied the role of Prethymectomy Plasmapheresis in Myasthenia Gravis patients, and his findings were published in the journal Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery. The patient-empowered nutritional model for nutritional care of kidney patients is another interesting and innovative area in which Dr. Sengupta has worked for quite a long time. Dr.Pratim Sengupta won the Bharat Jyoti award for his excellency in the field of medicine. He is also the president of our non-governmental organization, The Kidney Care Society. His tireless contribution to provide quality living for his patients is worth mentioning. He introduced Mukti, blending ancient Indian yoga with modern medicine for well being of every patient. He has also introduced an unique online course "Art of Living with diabetes" which is a complete solution to diabetes management. He has authored many books, blogs, for the patients. Searching and researching for solutions to problems in the field of Nephrology remains the passion and dream of Dr. Pratim Sengupta, and he intends to persist on this journey as long as he is conscious. Meanwhile, even as he pursues his dreams, Dr. Sengupta diligently puts into practice all he has learned about Nephrology over the years, at the Belle Vue Clinic in Kolkata and ILS hospital,Dumdum where he is available for his patient

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