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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 Biotin Good for Polycystic Kidney Disease

2014-07-14 06:03

Is Biotin Good for Polycystic Kidney DiseaseAccording to the Institution of Medicine, our body needs at least 13 vitamins. In our daily diet, we can get enough vitamins from various foods and drinks. However, for kidney disease patients, they always have vitamin deficiency because of such reasons as poor appetite, a limited diet, side effects of medications and vitamin loss during dialysis. Is biotin necessary and good for Polycystic Kidney Disease? Let’s take a look at.

Effects of biotin on Polycystic Kidney Disease

Biotin is a coenzyme and a B vitamin and is also known as vitamin H. It helps our body cells produce energy and helps metabolize protein, fat and carbohydrates in food. Patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease are often required to take low quantity of protein because the kidneys have difficulty to discharge the wastes of protein metabolism. Biotin can help metabolize protein, so it can reduce the burden of the kidneys. On this point, biotin is good for Polycystic Kidney Disease patients.

How much biotin should I take?

30-100 ug/day supplement is recommended for CKD patients. Biotin occurs naturally in many foods. Wheat germ, whole-grain cereals, whole wheat bread, eggs, dairy products, nuts, Swiss chard, salmon, and chicken are all sources of biotin. The biotin in food is usually attached to protein and has relatively poor absorption.

Tips

Even though biotin is good for Polycystic Kidney Disease, patients cannot depend on it too much. Someone are not recommended to take biotin, especially a pregnant or breastfeeding. They should let their doctors carefully check the dosage of biotin. Do not give biotin to a child unless a pediatrician recommends it. In addition, biotin also will interact with some medicines like antibiotics.

To sum up, biotin can be taken with Polycystic Kidney Disease in moderate dosage. However, before you take any drugs or supplements, you should let your doctor know and adopt his or her suggestions. We are also to provide you such service for free of charge.

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