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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.

Can a Heart and PKD Patient Eat Ladyfinger

2015-10-29 03:26

Can a Heart and PKD Patient Eat LadyfingerLadyfinger, also know as “Okra”, is one of the nutritious vegetables. However, can patients with heart disease and PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease) eat ladyfinger?

Contents in ladyfinger

Fiber - 2.5 grams. 10% of RDA (recommended daily value)

Vitamin C - 16.3 milligrams. 27% RDA.

Folate - 46 micrograms. 11% RDA.

Vitamin A - 283 international units. 6% RDA.

Vitamin K - 40 micrograms. 50% RDA. The vitamin K found in okra is known as vitamin K1, one of two beneficial forms. The other beneficial form is K2; K3 is synthetic and should be avoided.

Niacin (Vitamin B3) - 0.9 mg. 4% RDA.

Thiamin (Vitamin B1) - 0.1 mg. 9% RDA.

Vitamin B6 - 0.2 mg. 9% RDA.

Magnesium - 36 mg. 9% RDA.

Manganese - 0.3 mg. 15% RDA.

Beta carotene - 225 mcg.

Lutein, Zeaxanthin - 516 mcg.

Effects of ladyfinger on heart disease and PKD

People who have heart disease are often due to high levels of cholesterol in their blood. Ladyfinger contains rich pectin, a soluble fibre that can help lower this cholesterol, and thus is helpful for them.

However, it has no benefits on Polycystic Kidney Disease, since it cannot shrink kidney cysts.

Treatment for PKD patients

In our hospital, we mainly use traditional Chinese herbs. The effective ingredients can restrain renal tubular epithelial cells from secreting fluid, thus stopping cyst growth. Meanwhile, Chinese herbs can increase blood circulation so that cyst fluid can be reabsorbed into blood vessels, and discharged by kidneys as urine. Therefore, kidney cysts get smaller and smaller and pressure on kidneys reduces so that kidney cells can get enough blood volume and oxygen to function well.

Both oral Chinese medicines and external herbal therapies can be used. You can see how we treat Polycystic Kidney Disease patients and the curative effects through patient stories. Any questions, you can email to or add my Whatsapp/Viber 008615226572289.

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