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Should Decaf Coffee Be Avoided by Patients with Stage 3 Kidney Disease

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Should Decaf Coffee Be Avoided by Patients with Stage 3 Kidney DiseaseCoffee has became a more and more popular drink in the modern life, but in the case of human’s healthy, it is a disputed drink. The majority of coffee drinkers who want to cut down on caffeine think, “I’ll just drink decaf instead”. However, decaf coffee is not the same as caffeine-free, no decaffeination method is able to remove 100% of caffeine. In view of the point, Stage 3 kidney disease patients should keep away from the decaf coffee. From the following condition, you will see the answer.

1. Increase cardiovascular diseases’ risk.

Stage 3 Kidney Disease is one of critical periods of kidney disease stage. In the stage, patients begin to suffer from symptoms. Stage 3 CKD patients should manage to protect their kidney and heart from the further is reported that drinking decaf coffee rather than regular coffee does not lower a person’s risk of heart attack. And it can increase homocysteine, a compound associated with increased risk of heart disease. From the point, patients should reduce intake of decaf coffee.

2. Increase LDL cholesterol

Decaf raises LDL cholesterol, fatty acids and apolipoprotein B, which is dangerous for stage 3 kidney disease patients.

3. Induce bone problems

Both decaf and common coffee cause minerals to be excreted in urine including calcium, magnesium and zinc. Loss of minerals combined with increasede acidity can lead to bone loss and osteoporosis.

Through the above analysis, we can see that stage 3 kidney disease patients should avoid drinking decaf coffee. Actually, patients can look for the alternative drinks to replace coffee, like dandelion root tea, corn silk tea, nettle leaf tea and so on. Any questions, you can ask our Online Doctor directly or email to and we will do our best to help you.

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