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Is Fenugreek Good for Diabetic Nephropathy Patients

2014-08-15 10:13| Font Size A A A

Is Fenugreek Good for Diabetic Nephropathy PatientsFenugreek is very popular in India and China. It is not only used for cooking, but also has long history of medical use and has been studied for the treatment of various symptoms. Well then, is fenugreek still good for Diabetic Nephropathy patients?

As a matter of fact, preliminary scientific evidence also suggests that fenugreek may have beneficial effects on your kidneys. Diabetic Nephropathy is the most common complication of diabetes. Long-term and poor controlled of blood sugar will damage kidney inherent cells and tissues. When kidney are damaged, and along with decreased renal function, patients may experience numerous symptoms and complications such as high blood sugar, high blood pressure, high creatinine level, proteinuria, cardiovascular disease and so on. Fortunately, diabetic kidney disease patients can get many many benefits from this herb.

1. Treating diabetes and control blood sugar within a normal range

It is beneficial for people with diabetes. Galactomannan, a natural soluble fiber present in fenugreek slows down the rete of sugar absorption into blood. Fenugreek also contains amino acid responsible for including the production of insulin.

2. Reduce cholesterol

According to studies fenugreek helps to reduce cholesterol level, especially that the low density lipoprotein (LDL).

3. Reduce oxidative stress

Oxidative stress is a condition in which your antioxidant levels are lower than normal and may contribute to the increased risk of cardiovascular disease in people with chronic kidney disease.

4. Prevent Kidney stone

Fenugreek may protect against the development of kidney stones.

5. Aid digestion

Fenugreek helps flush put harmful and useless substances. It relieves indigestion and help treat constipation.

6. Prevent colon cancer

The fiber content (saponins, mucilage, etc.) of fenugreek binds to toxins in the blood and flush them out. This in turn helps to protect the mucus membrane of the colon from cancers.

Through the mentioned above, we can see that fenugreek has so many benefits for diabetic renal disease patients. If you want to learn more about friendly-kidney diet, you can talk with our doctors online directly or email to

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