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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 Food Supplement Cause Kidney Failure

2015-03-13 06:20

Can Food Supplement Cause Kidney FailureKidney Failure occurs when the kidneys are extremely damaged characterized by glomerular filtration rate (GFR) below 15 ml/min. The factors that causing Kidney Failure is various. Can food supplement cause Kidney Failure?

Causes of Kidney Failure

Acute Kidney Failure

-Sudden reduction of blood volume to kidneys. This condition may be related to dehydration, heart failure or acute serious injury.

-Obstruction of urinary tract. Kidney stones, bladder infection or kidney cyst can all lead to the delay of urine output.

Chronic Kidney Failure

-High blood pressure


-Side effects of medicines: Those who have taken long term or large dosage of nephrotoxic medicines are more likely to develop Chronic Kidney Failure.

Examples of these medicines include NSAIDs and some steroids.

-Poison from food or environment.

Therefore, food supplement usually won’t cause Kidney Failure, but you should choose the best supplement for staying healthy.

Best food supplement for kidneys

-Vitamin C: It recommends consuming oranges, grapes and carrots as well as their juices, all high in vitamin C.

-Vitamin B: Adding a vitamin B complex supplement to your diet, one that especially has B6, is important to prevent kidney stones.

-Fruit juices: Cranberry, red grapes, pomegranate and apple cider vinegar are all good for flushing the urinary tract, preventing bacteria from sticking on the walls. Therefore, they are good at preventing kidney infection.

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Treatment for Kidney Failure


Kidney Failure patients are required to maintain a low-sodium and low protein diet. In addition, potassium, phosphorous and even calcium may be need to be limited.

-Chinese herbs

Compared with dialysis, Chinese herbs can treat Kidney Failure from the root. Our experts choose herbs that can expand blood vessels, fight against inflammation and degrade extracellular matrixes, to improve blood circulation. Thereby, kidneys can get enough blood volume and oxygen to repair themselves effectively.

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