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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.

Is Aloe Vera Good for Polycystic Kidney Disease

2013-06-28 15:20

Is Aloe Vera Good for Polycystic Kidney DiseaseAloe vera especially its juice has been used for thousands of years to heal skin problems, constipation and many other diseases. However, is aloe vera good for polycystic kidney disease?

Aloe vera and kidney disease

The aloe vera plant mainly produces two compounds: aloe juice and aloe gel. Aloe juice contains anthraquinone glycosides, which can be used as strong laxatives, while aloe gel contains some active substances that can help repair damaged tissues, boost patients’ immune system, fight against inflammation, block pain, etc.

Some researches have showed that aloe vera is good for diabetes-induced kidney disease like Diabetic Nephropathy. The reason may be that aloe gel is more likely to have some protective effects against kidney damage produced by type 2 diabetes.

However, for people with other kidney diseases such as Polycystic Kidney Disease, the answer isn’t so simple.

Is aloe vera good for Polycystic Kidney Disease?

If you or your lovers have Polycystic Kidney Disease, using a small dose of aloe vera may help heal or soften your skin and improve your immunity, but when taken in large doses for an extended time, you may suffer from some side effects as follow:

● Worsen your back pain or kidney pain

● Muscle weakness or cramps

● Urination changes such as thick yellow urine and frequent urination at night

● Serious problems: heart disorders, weight loss, kidney injury or even death.

Here, you must have known the importancy of correct consumption of aloe vera. Right dose is able to help you use aloe vera healthy. Therefore, if you are suffering from PKD and skin other problem, consulting a doctor how much aloe vera you can use one daily before taking it. Always remember that nothing is more important than your life.

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