Natural Treatment for Polycystic Kidney Disease Patients with Chinese Rhubarb2014-01-30 00:58
For polycystic kidney disease (PKD) patients, they are always trying to find a natural treatment to remedy their kidney disease, which can help them, prevent surgery, dialysis and kidney transplant. We often recommend them to use Chinese herbs which can be helpful for their illness. In this article, we will suggest Chinese rhubarb or Da Huang for PKD patients to treat their kidney disease.
Here are some benefits for PKD patients to use Chinese rhubarb
1. Lower high blood urea nitrogen (BUN)
High blood urea nitrogen and high creatinine level are often regarded as signs of less than 50% kidney function, so patients need to lower their high creatinine and high BUN level. Chinese rhubarb is able to degrade nitrogen compounds in blood, and wastes especially BUN can be removed from body.
2. Have the function of laxative
For PKD patients, they often suffer from constipation, which is mainly caused by the wastes and toxins building up in body. Chinese rhubarb can help patients to ease their constipation.
3. Improve kidney function
For PKD patients, the most important thing they need to do is to remedy their kidney disease and improve their kidney function, only in this way, their symptoms and some other complications can be relieved. Chinese rhubarb can help regulate their immunity system, which can help improve their kidney function.
Here are also some other side effects of using Chinese rhubarb
Although Chinese rhubarb is helpful for PKD patients, there are also some side effects of using Chinese rhubarb, such as diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. If patients use it for a long term, they may have muscular weakness, bone loss, potassium loss and irregular heart rhythm.
Therefore, polycystic kidney disease patients should be careful when they take Chinese rhubarb for their illness. They should first ask the advice of their doctors, and take proper amount of Chinese rhubarb. Besides, they should also take some effective treatment to remedy their kidney damage and control their symptoms.
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