Carambola is one of the fruits that are full of vitamin C and relatively easy to obtain. Not a few people who believe this fruit juice can help lower blood pressure. Even so, this fruit is not recommended for those who have kidney disorders.
Reported from the page Mensjournal.com, starfruit juice has levels of neurotoxins that are difficult to be neutralized by the kidneys. The recommended consumption is no more than 100 millimeters daily for those with kidney disorders.
The dangers of star fruit consumption are also said dr. Salim Lim Sp.PD-KGH, in the seminar "Kidney and traditional medicine" at Husada Hospital, Jakarta as reported by Kompasiana.
Doctor Salim said, starfruit contains oxalic acid. In a healthy person, this acid can be filtered by the kidneys and discharged out of the body. While in renal patients, these toxins can not be removed and worsen the state of the kidney.
"Because of obstruction or blockage in the kidney, so it becomes acute or sudden kidney failure," said consultant in Renal Medicine Singapore.
Symptoms of excessive neurotoksin star fruit in the brain include hiccups, nausea, vomiting, decreased consciousness, seizures, and epilepsy. "Hiccups are a hallmark of the effects of starfruit consumption for kidney patients," he added.
He cited several cases he met at Husada Hospital and Graha Kedoya Hospital Jakarta. One of them is KY (43) patients with kidney disease, diabetes, and hypertension. She was hospitalized for two days of continuous hiccups, nausea, vomiting, and shortness of breath, until the seizures.
When treated at ICU Grha Kedoya Hospital newly known that the patient consumed two slices of star fruit.
Similar cases are experienced by SP (56), patients with kidney disease, diabetes, and hypertension. He was hospitalized in Husada Hospital due to continuous hiccups, nausea and shortness of breath. When treated, the patient had a coma. A new week is known, patients have been taking starfruit to lower blood pressure.