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    Can Cranberry Pills Improve Kidney Function

    2014-10-25 09:44| Font Size A A A

    Can Cranberry Pills Improve Kidney FunctionIf you were a kidney disease patient, you may be suggested to drink cranberry juice to relieve some symptoms and control progression of illness condition. However, can cranberry pills improve kidney function?

    As we all know, cranberry contains all the nutritional ad antioxidant properties and has shown positive effects with regards to many medical conditions. Along with antioxidant properties, cranberry contains vitamin C, manganese, dietary fibers, minerals and many other essential micronutrients. All these and more are combined in the manufacturing process of cranberry pills.

    Actually, cranberry pills has the advantages and disadvantages for kidney disease patients. Therefore, in order to guarantee the body health, kidney disease patients should never take cranberry pills unless getting the professional guidance of nephrologist.

    On the hand, kidney function can be improved in the following ways:

    Prevent Urinary Tract Infection

    On of the main benefits of cranberry pills is the prevention of the urinary tract infection (UTI), which is a common symptom of kidney disease. They contain anti-adhesion properties within the antioxidants that prevent bacteria from adhering to the bladder.

    Detox the body

    Cranberry pills may be beneficial for detoxing the body of harmful organisms that overload the body and stop the body’s natural cleaning system from working efficiently. Cranberries contain bacterial anti-adhesion properties that keep the body clean from toxins. It is good for kidney health, because the injured kidney fail to function well wastes and toxins can not be discharged timely and effectively.

    On the other hand, there are several considerations you should know.

    Allergic reaction

    If you are allergic to the cranberries, you can’t cope with the cranberry pills that are made using the fruit extract.

    Kidney stone

    The pills contain a large amount of oxalate and they are also said to boost the level of oxalate in the urine. As kidney stones are composed of oxalate and calcium, these pills can increase the risk of getting kidney stone.

    Pregnancy and breast-feeding

    Cranberry juice is considered safe during pregnancy. But as supplements can interfere with other medications and drugs, it may show some side effects during pregnancy and breast-feeding.

    Through the above analysis, we can see that it is advisable to consult a doctor before taking the pills. Have any questions, you are welcomed to leave a message below or consult our online doctors directly. Also, you can attach your test report to ckdstage@hotmail.com for an individualized suggestion and treatment.


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