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Can Cranberry Juice Help Stage 3 CKD

2014-11-01 07:49

Can Cranberry Juice Help Stage 3 CKDCranberry juice is not only a deliciously tasting drink, it also provides us with important health benefits. Cranberry juice can cure half of all known health problems. Well, whether it is helpful for stage 3 chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Fruits and vegetables are an important addition to our diets. They guarantee that we receive the right balance of vitamins and minerals, proven to help lower the risk of chronic disease. Generally speaking, cranberry juice can help stage 3 CKD.

The following is some information on cranberries and their health benefits:

1. Reduce high cholesterol levels

Drinking cranberry juice daily helps increase levels of HDL (good cholesterol) and reduce levels of LDL(bad cholesterol). This reduces the bad cholesterol clogging the walls of your arteries which puts less strain on the heart.

2. Treat UTI

Urinary tract infection (UTI) is not only a leading cause but also a complication of chronic kidney disease. It is necessary for people to treat UTI so as to reduce the risk of kidney disease. Cranberry juice’s effectiveness in treating UTI is related to its ability to prevent and reducing the attachment of bacteria in the epithelial cells lining the urinary tract. In this way, infection is eventually prevented and even stopped.

3. Make our bone stronger

Injured kidney is likely to cause low calcium level in the blood, so bone problem is common to be seen in kidney disease patients. Cranberry juice is an excellent source of calcium, drinking it regularly may help our bone grow stronger.

4. Prevent kidney stones

Some scientists and doctors think that cranberry juice is a way to prevent or deter the development of kidney stones. This is because the presence of guinic acid in cranberry juice helps keep kidney stones from forming.

Though there are numerous benefits to drink cranberry juice, overconsumption of the beverage can lead to some side effects. Besides, there are certain drug interaction with the juice. Stage 3 kidney disease patients need to be aware. If you have any doubt, please feel free to email to kidneycares@hotmail.com or consult our online doctor directly.

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