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Chinese Yam Can Decrease Both Proteinuria and Creatinine Level

2019-01-27 10:49

Chinese Yam Can Decrease Both Proteinuria and Creatinine LevelToday l will introduce a food with medicinal effect. It is Chinese yam. It can not only help you reduce proteinuria, but also decrease creatinine level. Now go on reading to learn more information.

The effect of Chinese yam on proteinuria reduction is not as good as that of Tripterygium Wilfordii and creatinine reduction is not as good as rhubarb. But if they compete for comprehensive ability, Chinese yam will be outstanding.

Chinese yam can not only reduce both proteinuria and creatinine without adverse reactions, but also applicable to all patients with kidney disease (no adverse reactions and contraindications). In addition, the taste is very good and very delicious...

Here we introduce its efficacy in terms of food and medicine.

1. Food low in protein

Kidney patients need a low amount of high quality protein diet, while the staple food: rich and flour contain more non-high-quality protein, which will generate more metabolic wastes in the body and bring a certain burden to the kidneys.

Chinese yam is rich in starch, and its protein content is only 1/4 of ordinary rice and flour. Replacing part of ordinary rice and pasta with Chinese yam can not only enrich the staple food, but also increase some vitamins and dietary fiber, which can help to reduce protein intake and protect kidney function.

2. Medicine to reduce proteinuria and creatinine level

Chinese yam can not only reduce the nephritis patients with urinary protein, urine occult blood, but also can reduce the renal failure patients with blood creatinine and urea nitrogen, to protect the kidney.

The reason why Chinese yam is so magical is that it contains an ingredient called "Chinese yam polysaccharide". Yam polysaccharide can eliminate oxygen free radicals, antioxidant, enhance the body immunity, prevent and treat cancer, and delay aging. Many studies have shown the therapeutic effect of polysaccharides of Chinese yam on kidney disease.

Chinese yam may have therapeutic effects by inhibiting a protein called McP-1. (note: McP-1 refers to monocyte chemotactic protein-1 in renal tissue. Excessive secretion of this protein will cause inflammation and damage to the kidney.)

Moreover, the therapeutic effect of Chinese yam on nephropathy is also reflected in its fundamental treatment: polysaccharides of Chinese yam can not only reduce the occurrence of inflammation, but also reduce the production of free radicals. Excessive free radicals in human body are the root cause of chronic inflammation such as chronic kidney disease and diabetes, as well as the culprit of human aging.

Yam reduces free radicals, inhibits kidney inflammation, and can also reduce proteinuria and blood creatinine, which can achieve the effect of kidney protection.

Note: raw Chinese yams have renal toxicity

Chinese yam should not be eaten raw. For instance raw Chinese yam powder. It has nephrotoxicity.

There are literature studies that suggest that drinking the juice squeezed from the plant’s raw tubers has resulted in acute kidney injury. Detoxification is achieved by boiling, steaming, and baking. Correctly prepared for traditional medicine, there yams can be safe; otherwise, they may cause life-threatening acute kidney injury.

Therefore, no matter what kind of chronic kidney disease, including uremia and kidney transplantation patients, can take 2-3 two cooked Chinese yam every day, as long as not overdose is good.

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