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Is Nettle Tea Good for Chronic Kidney Disease Patients

2013-12-30 18:13

Is Nettle Tea Good for Chronic Kidney Disease PatientsNettle tea is a common herbal tea among people, which has many benefits for people’s health. However, is nettle tea good for chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients? The answer is sure. There are many good effects for CKD patients to take nettle tea, which will be helpful for the natural remedy of kidney disease.

- Diuretics

Once the kidneys are damaged, they will lose the function of removing the excess fluids from body, which will cause swelling in cheeks, legs, feet, ankles and other parts of the body. Nettle tea is a natural tea which is often regarded as diuretics and it can help remove the excess fluid through urine. Besides, some other bad substances in blood can also be excreted out from the urine. So drinking nettle tea will be helpful in preventing and treating urinary tract infections, kidney infections, kidney inflammations and kidney stones.

- Nettle tea has anti-inflammatory properties

For chronic kidney disease patients, they often have inflammations in kidneys, and they may also have joint pain and gout problems due to high uric acid accumulation in the blood. Nettle tea can treat the inflammations in kidneys, besides, it can also help remit the joint pains, arthritis, fever and allergies.

- Nettle tea can help lower the high blood sugar

Nettle tea can help lower the high blood sugar and reduce the kidney damage. As we know, high blood pressure and high blood sugar are the two common leading causes of kidney disease, which will cause the kidney damage, and reduce the kidney function, so diabetes patients can drink nettle tea to lower their high blood sugar.

Nettle tea is a natural herbal tea, but it also may cause some mild side effects for patients. Therefore, CKD patients should ask the advices of their doctors when they want to try some herbal tea for their illness.

In addition, although nettle tea is helpful for CKD patients, it only can be regarded as a adjuvant therapy. They should also have prompt and effective treatments on their kidney damage, which can slow down the progression of kidney failure.

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