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    How Does Cistanche Work for Proteinuria

    How Does Cistanche Work for ProteinuriaProtein in urine is a common symptom in chronic kidney disease. In addition to western medicine, is there any available treatment to deal with proteinuria? How about Chinese herbal medicine? One herb called cistanche has been used as a medicine for about 1800 years. Well then, how does cistanche reduce or eliminate proteinuria?

    How does proteinuria occur in chronic kidney disease?

    the permeability change of glomerular basement membrane is one of the causes of proteinuria in Chronic Kidney Disease. Glomerular filtration membrane includes epithelial cell, basilar membrane and endothelial cell which all have the barrier functions. All of them can selectively filter micromolecular substances with positive charge by mechanical barrier and charge barrier. Once it is damaged, a mass of protein will be eliminated from glomerulus. Another cause of proteinuria is renal tubules damage. As the result of excess protein overflow, kidney tubules are too overload to reabsorb, thus causing renal tubule damage and exacerbate proteinuria in reverse.

    Through the above analysis, we can see that proteinuria is mainly due to the impairment of kidney function. Therefore, as long as kidney function is improved, proteinuria can be reduced even eliminated foundationally. Actually, cistanche is a good option for treating proteinuria.

    Well then, how does cistanche work for proteinuria in chronic kidney disease?

    Cistanche is known for rou cong rong. One of the medical uses for this herb is to promote renal function and reduce the excessive proteinuria. It is introduced for CKD patients not because it can improve kidney function, but because it can reduce the the burden of the kidney tissues. When some of the kidney cells are damaged and become disabled, the residual kidney cells have to work hardly, which may cause further deterioration of CKD. Cistanche tones up the tissue and muscle that support the kidney so as to alleviate complication such as incontinence and other muscular complications-even preventing the need for bladder sling surgery. In this way, burden of residual kidney tissues can be reduced, which may reduce the amount of damage and protein excretion.

    All in all, compared to western medicines like prednisone, cistanche is more natural and safe. To treat proteinuria from the root, comprehensive treatments are needed, like Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, it is a creation and innovation based on TCM, but used externally. If you are interested in it, please leave a message below or email us to ckdstage@hotmail.com.


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