Cinnamon has been used as a spicy or herb for a long time. It is usually added into some sweet food and beverages. However, is cinnamon good for Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)?
From a medical perspective, it may also provide health benefits for kidney health in terms of your risks of developing kidney disease. Diabetes, high blood pressure and heart problem are the common seen complications and cinnamon are proved to be effective for treating these problems.
1. Reduce blood sugar level
High blood glucose level will burden the kidneys. Protein will lose in the urine as the kidneys’ ability to filter blood properly diminishes. Left untreated, it can progress to Kidney Failure. Healthy management of your blood sugar and blood pressure is imperative in order to prevent kidney disease. Cinnamon may offer health benefits for managing your blood sugar.
2. Decrease blood glucose level
Scientific research has shown that cinnamon may have a positive effect on blood glucose levels. Research on rats found that cinnamon improved insulin sensitivity, which is to maintain the glucose balance in the blood.
4. Improve digestion
Poor appetite, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea are common symptoms in Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease. Drinking cinnamon is also beneficial to patients’ digestive system. Cinnamon oil can promote the function of stomach, and it can promote peristole and the excretion of gastric juice. Besides, cinnamon oil can also promote the function of intestine absorption.
Long term use of cinnamon will cause some side effects such as premature labor, liver failure, blood thinner, skin irritation, elevated heart rate, choking hazard and stomach irritation, etc. Before you take cinnamon, you should consult your doctor in case of some interactions with other medicines you are taking.
Except for cinnamon, you should take a comprehensive treatment for your kidney disease. You can get free help from our doctor online. Leaving a message below or emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org is OK.