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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.

Should Forskolin Be Avoided in Patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease

2014-11-26 09:27

Should Forskolin Be Avoided in Patients with Polycystic Kidney DiseaseForskolin comes from the root of the plant Coleus forskohlii and has a long history as a traditional medicaal plant. Should forskolin be avoided in patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)?

Uses of forskolin

People may take forskolin for many reasons, but very little substantial evidence exists to back its use for any health condition. Forskolin has been used for loosing weight, muscle building, asthma, glaucoma, idiopathic congestive cardiomyopathy, and high blood pressure. Its mechanism of action is basically vasodilation of blood vessels and including the heart muscles to contract with increased force.

However, as mentioned above, not enough clinic practice can prove forskolin to be very effective for the range use. Its side effects should also be concerned by you.

Side effects of forskolin

Side effects of forskolin include headaches, decreased blood pressure and rapid heart rate due to its vasodilator properties. What’s more, forskolin should be avoided in patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease, since it has the risk of enlarging kidney cyst. Well then, what are the natural herbs or supplements for Polycystic Kidney Disease patients?

Natural herbs for Polycystic Kidney Disease

● Uva ursi

It is also called bearberry, which has also been used for centuries to prevent various infections due to its rich property of antioxidants. Repeated urinary tract infection is a common complication in Polycystic Kidney Disease. Therefor, uva ursi is good for protecting your kidneys.

● Nettle

As a traditional Chinese herbs, nettle is always made as tea drink. It can help increase urine output so as to accelerate the discharge of cystic fluid.

Hot Compress Therapy

This therapy can date back to 2,000 years ago. Nowadays, the Chinese herbs used have been micronized so that they can be fully absorbed. The effective ingredients can inhibit the secretion of cyst fluid and repair the damaged renal tissues. Therefor, it is a comprehensive and natural treatment for Polycystic Kidney Disease.

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