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    Is It OK to Take Turmeric If Having PKD

    2015-05-02 05:25| Font Size A A A

    Is It OK to Take Turmeric If Having PKDPolycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) patients are always recommended to have a balanced and healthy eating plan. In our daily life, turmeric is one common spice which is used to increase the food’s delicacy. Well then, is it OK to take turmeric if having the disease?

    Polycystic kidney disease is an inherited disease. The kidney cysts on PKD patients are typically fluid-filed, and they will grow to large enough to damage kidney tissues and oppress the surrounding organs. The symptoms will come, like flank pain, sever pain, urinary tract infection, hematuria, kiney stones and so on.

    To be frank, it is reported that turmeric has an excellent medical value for polycystic kidney disease patients, as it can help relieve symptoms and control the complications. You can see the specific benefits from the following contents.

    Curcumin is the active ingredient in turmeric, which possesses anti-inflammatory properties, so it can be used to treat infections and boost patients’ appetite.

    Turmeric has the magic function of promoting fluid contraction and inhibiting the secretion of kidney cysts.

    Turmeric has the function of relieving stasis, belly bump, stabbing pain, chest pain, anti-oxidant, anti-fungal, shrinking kidney cysts and improving kidney function and enhancing immunity.


    However, not all patients can take the spice freely. The possible side effects may include nausea, vomiting, stomach upset, dizziness or diarrhea. If Polycystic Kidney Disease patients eat extra turmeric, they may suffer from a dangerous heart rhythm. Besides, this spice may also contribute to the formation of kidney stone, especially for people who have a risk of getting kidney stone.

    All in all, it is better to consult your doctor or our Online Doctor directly, so as to get the individualized suggestions.

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