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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 Cranberry Juice Good to Reduce Proteinuria in Kidney Disease Patient

2015-03-23 14:13

Is Cranberry Juice Good to Reduce Proteinuria in Kidney Disease PatientProteinuria is one of the common symptoms of kidney disease patients. The health benefits of cranberry juice include relief from urinary tract infection, respiratory disorders, kidney stones, cancer, and heart disease. Is cranberry juice good to reduce proteinuria?

Cause of proteinuria in kidney disease patients

Healthy kidneys can hold back most protein by reabsorbing it. When kidney disease is damaged, protein leaks out. When the amount of protein leakage is more than 3.5g/24 hours, it is called proteinuria.

Can cranberry juice reduce proteinuria?

As mentioned above, cranberry juice is rich in antibiotics and is good for preventing infections. There is no studies show the effect of cranberry on reducing proteinuria. Kidney disease patients cannot depend on it to deal with this condition.

How to reduce proteinuria?

-Control the limit of protein intake. Since the kidneys cannot absorb protein adequately, taking too much protein will burden the kidneys. In general, recommended amount of protein for is not more than 0.6 g per kg of body weight. Egg white, fish, lean meat and milk can be taken as sources.

-Avoid strenuous exercise. If you take strong activities, oxygen passing through kidneys reduces, leading to increased permeability of glomeruli. Therefore, protein leaks out with urine.

-Medicines. Studies show that hypertensive drugs (ACEIs and ARBs) is also effective for reducing proteinuria. But you cannot depend on them, because they cannot solve the underlying problem, namely, damaged renal function.

-Traditional Chinese herb. After years of researches, our experts find the Chinese herbs that can be used to improve kidney function. They have the function of dilating blood vessels, anti-inflammation and anti-coagulation. Therefore, Chinese herbs can improve blood circulation, so that kidneys can get enough blood volume and oxygen to repair the damaged renal tissues. Then, protein can be reabsorbed effectively.

These herbs are only available in our hospital, Shijiazhuang Kidney Disease Hospital, which is located in China. You can get more information about our treatment and hospital. Any questions, please leave a message below.

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