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Is It Advisable for Chronic Renal Failure Patients to Take Chromium Supplement

2014-10-10 08:49

Is It Advisable for Chronic Renal Failure Patients to Take Chromium SupplementChromium is a kind of essential trace element, which has many health benefits, such as lower blood sugar. Without enough chromium in the body, you may get diabetes, have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, cataract, uremia, etc. Is it advisable for chronic renal failure patients to take chromium supplement?

Chromium supplement may help diabetics control blood sugar level.

Nowadays more and more people get diabetes. Years of diabetes can cause many complications, one of which is kidney disease. Some studies have shown that chromium supplements may be helpful for people with type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance, because chromium can increase the number of insulin receptors or by binding insulin to receptors so as to lower glucose levels and it can also improve insulin sensitivity.

Chromium can also help control hyperlipemia.

Patients with kidney disease caused by diabetes are prone to getting hyperlipemia. Chromium supplement can promote the formation of fatty acid and control blood cholesterol level so as to decrease the risk of heart disease.it can also enhance the production and storage of protein.

Precaution

It seems that chromium is very good for renal failure patients, but it may interact with medicines like corticosteroids, beta-blockers, insulin, etc. And it can cause many side effects, such as irregular heartbeats, sleep disturbances, headache, etc. Besides, high doses of chromium could increase the risk of cancer. Therefore, do not use chromium supplement blindly.

Is it advisable for chronic renal failure patients to take chromium supplement? It depends. Most people get enough chromium from food, such as broccoli, potatoes, whole-grain products, beef, poultry, apples, bananas, milk, etc. If you are really deficiency in chromium, please take it under the instruction of doctor. For more information about kidney disease, please contact us at kidneycares@hotmail.com or leave a message below. Our doctors will contact you in 48 hours.

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