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When diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease, you may be sensitive to your daily diet. Indeed, improper diet intake will cause further deterioration to the kidneys. Well then, can coriander leaves help PKD patients? If you have interest or have other questions, please be free to contact our Online Doctor directly or email to email@example.com
Polycystic kidney disease is characterized with the multiple and small cysts growing on the kidneys. In the early stage, patients do not suffer from any symptoms or discomforts. Along with the growth and increase of cysts, kidney damage will be more and more serious. What’s more, the enlarged cysts will replace the more kidney normal tissues and cells, decreasing renal function. In addition, once cysts become big enough, they are likely to rupture. Cysts rupture or burst is dangerous for patients. Some studies shown that coriander leaves can help relieve or at least control some symptoms and complications for PKD patients.
1. Lower high blood pressure
High blood pressure can further damage the kidneys. Meanwhile, PKD patients are prone to suffer from high blood pressure. Therefore, a normal level of blood pressure is important. Many nutrient contents in the coriander such as acetylcholine has been shown to reduce blood pressure. And other contents can relaxes blood vessels tension and reduces the chances of cardiovascular disease, which is a common complication of kidney disease.
2. Prevent anemia
Due to kidney damage, patients may suffer from anemia. Fortunately, coriander leaves are rich in iron which can effectively protect patients from anemia.
3. Prevent bone problems
Many kidney disease patients have bones disease. Coriander is a good source of calcium, it can help to keep your bones healthy and strong.
4. Reduce high cholesterol level
High cholesterol level is a common symptom among kidney patients. Coriander lowers bad cholesterol and increase the levels of good cholesterol, which also protects you from cardiovascular diseases.
Through the above analysis, we can see that coriander leaves have many benefits to PKD patients. But you should reduce intake of coriander leaves if you have a high potassium level.