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Can Drinking Soda Cause Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

2015-12-13 07:39

Can Drinking Soda Cause Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)Many people drink diet soft drinks hoping to lose weight therefore improving their health, but there is some evidence that soda may have harmful effects on your kidney function. Is it true? How do you think of this? Can drink soda cause chronic kidney disease (CKD)

Research results are conflicting but your risk for kidney disease from diet sodas may depend upon the amount and type you choose to drink.

Negative effects of diet sodas

A research team at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston studied links between diet and kidney disorders among over 3,000 women enrolled in the national nurses’ health study. The result is two or more servings per day of diet sodas caused a two-fold increased risk of faster kidney function decline. Besides, a study in 2007, published in the journal Epidemiology also found a link between diet and regular carbonated cola beverages, which have a high level of phosphoric acid and chronic kidney disease.

Neutral effects of diet sodas

Kidney stones are small, hard deposits made of mineral and acid salts that form inside the kidneys that can cause scarring and chronic kidney disease. Researchers investigated the effect of diet soda on kidney stone formation. The results found no increased benefit or risk of stone formation when consuming diet soda or caffeine-free diet soda compared with bottled water.

Drinking one or two cans of diet soda a day is not likely to be harmful. However, there is a study that link diet soda consumption with an increase in obesity. Moreover, if you already have impaired kidney function, or are at an increased risk, you may have high levels of phosphorus in your body. Thus, stick with the low-phosphoric acid sodas like ginger ale, root beer and lemon-lime.

Of course, following a low-phosphoric diet is not enough to treat kidney disease. In the treatment of kidney disease, the key point is to repair injured kidney cells and improve kidney function. In China, we strongly recommend Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy. This therapy has four major functions including dilating blood vessels, preventing inflammation and coagulation, degrading extracellular matrix and providing nutrients. In this way, it is able to restore injured kidney tissues and rebuild kidney structure. Then kidney function will also be improved. The progression of kidney disease will be stopped. You will live well with chronic kidney disease.

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