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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 Bitter Gourd Good for Kidney Disease Patient

2013-04-28 11:34

Is Bitter Gourd Good for Kidney Disease PatientBitter gourd, also called bitter melon, is usually not only used as an ingredient for cooking delicious delicacies but also used for medical purpose. Is bitter gourd good for kidney disease patient? Can it bring them healthy benefits?

Bitter gourd has a history as a folkloric remedy in Africa, Asia, and Latin, because of its rich nutrition and benefits. For people with kidney disease, consuming bitter gourd can affect their health.

The rich vitamin C determines bitter gourd is able to prevent cardiovascular disease and help improve the kidney filtering rate so that more wastes can be removed from the body. According to your preference, it is OK for you to consume by cooking delicacies or drinking juice.

As lifestyle changes, diabetes has been the leading cause of kidney disease especially end-stage kidney disease. It is reported by the University of Maryland Medical Center that bitter gourd can help lower high blood sugar level for people who have diabetes or kidney disease caused by diabetes.

The leaves of bitter gourd are also used to cure some ailments. It can improve patients’ immunity to prevent infections that may worsen patients’ condition and cause further kidney damage easily. When you start to see the symptoms of infections caused by malaria, boil some bitter gourd leaves and drink it like a tea, and then you can find your health quality is improved largely.

Even though bitter gourd has so many health benefits, it doesn’t mean all kidney disease can consume it without limitation. Remember that consulting the doctor what foods and how much some certain food you can consume is very necessary before adding this food into your diet plan.

A correct diet can assist your whole treatment largely, while a mistaken diet may destroy your medical treatment.

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