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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

Learn to Use Ashwagandha Correctly for Kidney Disease Treatment

2013-06-28 08:14

Learn to Use Ashwagandha Correctly for Kidney Disease TreatmentHave you ever heard about ashwagandha? If you are an Indian, I believe you must have. This is because ashwagandha is one herbal medicine that can be seen everywhere in India. For people with kidney disease, using ashwagandha correctly may assist their whole treatment.

At present, chronic kidney disease, compared with acute kidney disease, is usually more difficult to deal with, while ashwagandha shows a great effect in treating chronic disease including chronic kidney disease.

Ashwagandha contains alkaloids, steroid lactone, iron and some other substances. Each of them can play different role in kidney disease treatment.

Alkaloid has a function of managing back pain and high blood pressure, both of which are the common symptoms of many chronic kidney diseases. For example, in PKD, as kidney cysts grow bigger and bigger, back pain and high blood pressure may occur as the first symptoms.

In clinic, steroid lactone shows an effect on anti-inflammation and inhibiting the growth of cancer cells, so it can be used in treating chronic inflammation such as Lupus and arthritis. If you are suffering from these diseases, you can use ashwagandha with the guidance of doctors.

Besides, ashwagandha can also help treat arthritis, anxiety, trouble sleeping, chronic liver disease, etc. It have been proven to be safe when taken mouth short-term, unless you have the following problems:

- Pregnancy or breast-feeding: Never use ashwagandha if you are pregnant, because it may cause miscarriages, and its safety hasn’t been proven during breast-feeding.

- Stomach ulcers: If you are suffering from this symptom, try to avoid ashwagandha.

- Surgery: No matter what surgery you have taken, it’s best to stop using this herb.

Most often, herbal medicines have less side effects than western medicines, but using herbs incorrectly may also cause some problems. If you have chronic kidney disease, tell the online doctor so that they can determine whether you are the candidate to ashwagandha.

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