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Can Diabetic Nephropathy Patients Take Cinnamon

2014-05-14 00:24| Font Size A A A

Can Diabetic Nephropathy Patients Take CinnamonCinnamon has a long history of medicinal use, which helps to treat nausea, diarrhea, indigestion and bloating, etc. However, can diabetic nephropathy patients take it to relieve their sufferings?

It can benefit diabetic nephropathy patients from the following aspects:

Control blood sugar

By increasing the amount of insulin, this herb can effectively lower blood sugar level on type 2 diabetes patients. It is very important for diabetic nephropathy patients to control their diseases, since the strain on kidney will get relieved, if blood sugar level declines.

Reduce LDL level

If there are too much LDL in blood, suffers will have higher risk of atherosclerotic and coronary heart disease, and when LDL deposit in blood vessel, the above conditions may occur.

Effect of abirritation

In end stage of diabetic nephropathy, patients may suffer pains, like backache, headache and stomachache. Cinnamaldehyde in the herb has effect of abirritation, which can help patients ease these pains. What’s more, it also can help patients relieve their nerve problems.

Ease arthritis

Patients may have arthritis, due to bone diseases or gout. This herb is a natural remedy for this condition.

However, there are some side-effects, which suffers need pay attention to:

Toxic compound

This herb has trace amount of a toxic compound known as coumarin, which can cause damage to kidney and liver. If patients don’t take it in large amount, it causes no damage to them while high dose of it can do harm to their health. If you are not clear about how much you can take, you can contact our Online Doctor for a professional answer.

Blood thinning effect

Cinnamon has the effect of anti-clotting, and it works by thinning the blood. Therefore, if patients are taking some medicines have similar effects, they should be cautious of consumption of this herb.

Whether diabetic nephropathy patients can take cinnamon or not is depended on their own condition. They can take this herb in a right way, according to the above content.

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