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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 Folic Acid Safe for Polycystic Kidneys

2018-12-19 09:53

Is Folic Acid Safe for Polycystic KidneysBecause of diet restriction, protein leakage and some other factors, it is likely for polycystic kidney disease (PKD) patients to have vitamin deficiency. Is folic acid safe for polycystic kidneys? Read on to learn more information.

Here is a study which was reported in JAMA Internal Medicine.

“People with chronic kidney disease (CKD) often have elevated levels of homocysteine, an inflammatory factor linked to folate deficiency. In this study, 15,104 participants with moderate or chronic kidney disease continued to take enalapril to slow its progress, with or without 800 mcg of folic acid per day. Over an average 4.4 years of follow-up, those taking folic acid were 21 percent less likely to see the condition progress compared to those who took enalapril alone. Among those who began the study with CKD, 3.3 percent of those taking folic acid saw the condition progress compared to 6.8 percent for enalapril alone. The greatest folic acid benefit appeared in those who started the study with mild to moderate CKD, where chances of the condition progressing were reduced by 56 and 44 percent, respectively. ”

From the above, we can see that proper intake of folic acid may slow chronic kidney disease progression. However, for PKD patients, it is the growing renal cysts that damage kidneys. If you really want to improve renal condition, you should shrink kidney cysts and stop their growth.

In kidney disease hospital China, we often use Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy to treat PKD. This is an external application of Chinese medicine, which can infiltrate the micronized herbs into nidus directly. It can suppress the abnormal activity of renal tubular epithelial cells and lining cells to prevent the cysts from enlarging. It can also increase the permeability of cyst wall and pressure difference inside and outside so that fluid can be drawn out. And then renal cysts will shrink. Besides, its anti-inflammation, anti-coagulation, dilation of blood vessels and degradation of extracellular matrix can help improve renal condition.

After about one week’s treatment, back pain will vanish.

After about half month’s treatment, high blood pressure will be reduced.

After about one month’s treatment, your renal cysts will shrink, and renal function will get improved gradually.

Is folic acid safe for polycystic kidneys? Moderate intake is safe. But it is not suitable for all patients. You had better talk with your doctors before taking it.

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