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Is It Ok For PKD Patients To Take Apple Cider Vinegar

2015-09-07 03:23

Is It Ok For PKD Patients To Take Apple Cider VinegarApple cider vinegar is one of the most popular alternative health remedies in use today. It has been used since ancient times as a remedy for many different ailments. Well then is it ok for PKD (polycystic kidney disease ) patients to take apple cider vinegar?

Yes, it is ok for PKD patients to take apple cider vinegar. And PKD patients can get the following health benefits from cider vinegar:

1. Lower high blood pressure

High blood pressure is a common complication of PKD. If left untreated, high blood pressure can worsen kidney condition. Aside from hypotensive medications, diet is also important. Several studies have shown that vinegar’s beneficial contribution to lowering high blood pressure.

2. Prevent infection

Apple cider vinegar is anti-bacterial. It helps prevent bacterial infections in your kidneys and the rest of your body.

3. Detoxify your kidneys

Apple cider vinegar is a natural diuretic. It helps flush the kidneys, allowing them to do the job better. Creatinine, urea and other wastes will be removed from the blood by taking apple cider vinegar.

Generally speaking, apple cider vinegar is good for kidney disease patients. However, not everyone with PKD can take apple cider vinegar. For example, cider vinegar contains high potassium level, which is not good for PKD patients with elevated potassium level in blood. Patients should take apple cider vinegar according to their own illness conditions.

Additionally, the most important thing PKD patients should do is to shrink kidney cysts. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy can help achieve this purpose. The active substances in this therapy can come to kidney lesion directly and help shrink kidney cyst through increasing the permeability of blood vessels on kidney cyst. In this way, the fluid in the cysts can be reabsorbed back and that can be excreted out through urine. Moreover, this therapy can also expand blood vessels, prevent inflammation and coagulation, degrade extracellular matrix and provide necessary nutrients. In this way, damaged kidney cells can be repaired to some extent and gradually kidney function can be improved.

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