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Can People with Polycystic Kidney Disease Take Maca

2014-12-13 14:13| Font Size A A A

Can People with Polycystic Kidney Disease Take MacaNowadays, many herbs have been widely used for treating patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). Well then, can PKD patients take maca?

Maca is a a relative of the radish and has an odor similar to butterscotch and its root is used to make medicine. Maca is used for “tired blood” (anemia), chronic fatigue syndrome, and enhancing energy, stamina, athletic performance, memory, and fertility. Women use it for female hormone imbalance, menstrual problems, and symptoms of menopause. Maca is also used for weak bones, depression, stomachcancer, leukemia, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, erectile dysfunction to arouse sexual desire, and to boost the immune system. Although it has so many medical values, PKD patients do not suggest to take maca. Why? Please read on.

Polycystic Kidney Disease is characterized by the growth multiple cysts on the kidneys. With the time goes on, the cysts on the kidneys become more and more bigger and bigger. And they are at high risk for rupturing. In the condition, patients are not suggested to take maca. In addition, it also contain a large amount of potassium. For PKD patients, they are prone to suffer from electrolyte and minerals imbalance, among them, high potassium is a common symptom. And some ingredients in the herb will stimulate the cysts which may trigger cysts growth.

Actually, aside from maca, there are many herbs which can be used for relieving symptoms and control complications of PKD as well as protect renal function. There herbs include milk thistle, moringa, nettle, nettle leaves, stinging, dandelion root, Leigong Teng and so on. However, it is well known that PKD is an inherited kidney disease and cannot be cured totally. However, a comprehensive treatment can stop or at least slow down progress of illness condition, like Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy. It is one of characterized therapies which is widely used in our treatment center. To know whether you can use it or not, please submit your condition to or leave a message below directly.

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