Herein posted a good article from my ever favourite health magazine-Life Extension Magazine- on kidney disease and how to combat it from nutritional point of view.
What You Need to Know: Strategies to Combat Kidney Disease
-It is imperative that aging individuals receive regular blood tests to monitor kidney health. In addition to standard creatinine, albumin, and BUN/creatinine ratio testing, cystatin-C levels should also be measured, as this constitutes a far more accurate biomarker of renal function.
-The high-pressure and toxin-rich environment involved in renal function renders these delicate, highly complex organs especially vulnerable to damage, dysfunction, and disease.
-High blood pressure, elevated blood sugar¸ NSAIDs, certain medications, and high-protein diets are the most common threats to kidney health.
-Nutrients such as pyridoxal-5-phosphate (P5P) fight AGEs and ALEs.
-CoQ10, silymarin, resveratrol, and lipoic acid are also clinically supported, potent interventions.
-Omega-3 fatty acids help quell inflammation, contributing to enhanced kidney health.
-A host of additional nutrients complement these actions, including folic acid (folate) and vitamins C and E.
Innovative Strategies to Combat Kidney Disease – Life Extension