Is turmeric good for Nephrotic syndrome?

Is turmeric good for Nephrotic syndrome?

Turmeric is also called the `Indian saffron’ or the `golden spice’ of India. There is a ton of researches that proves turmeric or curcumin comes with high benefits. From a scratch to the chronic diseases; turmeric comes with multiple benefits. But when it comes to Nephrotic syndrome; so the question arises is turmeric good for Nephrotic syndrome? Yes, This is right... The answer to your question is: Yes! Turmeric is good. It is recommended that a Nephrotic syndrome patient should consume a little less of turmeric than usual. But there are certain limitations that a Nephrotic syndrome patient should consider. We will be discussing such limitations throughout the blog. But, first let us take a short tour about Nephrotic syndrome; what it is, the causes, the symptoms, and remedies.

What is Nephrotic Syndrome?

Nephrotic Syndrome is a condition when your body starts to lose protein in a large amount from your blood and body. Nephrotic syndrome is usually caused by damage to the clusters of small blood vessels in your kidneys that filter waste and excess water from your blood. Understand it with an example: When you prepare tea, what do you do? Filter it with a sieve; what if the sieve is torn or something similar? Will it be useful? You will get it repaired or replace it with a new one. Similarly, kidneys have these little different sieves which help in filtering wastes & toxins. When one of these sieves gets damaged the body starts to release more protein with the urine. But why protein is so important? Protein helps the body in building muscles; fight the infections, and removing the excess fluids from the body and blood.

What are the possible causes of Nephrotic syndrome?

Your kidneys are responsible to filter out the waste from the bodies. One of those filters is glomeruli; healthy glomeruli keep blood protein (mainly albumin) — which is needed to maintain the right amount of fluid in your body from seeping into your urine. When damaged, glomeruli allow too much blood protein to leave your body, leading to Nephrotic syndrome. Following are the causes of Nephrotic syndrome:

  • Diabetic nephropathy
  • SLE or Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Hepatitis B
  • Malaria
  • Membranous nephropathy
  • A blood clot in a blood

Though Nephrotic syndrome does not select anyone to hit the body; it can hit anyone. But few are at higher risks; such as:

  • Those who consume NSAIDs in high amount
  • Those who have been hit by kidney diseases already
  • Kids & Children below 15

How will you know that you have Nephrotic syndrome? There is always an indication that your body gives you; which you might be ignoring. Following are the symptoms of Nephrotic syndrome:

  • Swelling in the different parts of the body; mainly in feet & hands
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weakness
  • Tiredness
  • Foamy or frothy urine

How turmeric good for Nephrotic syndrome?

Turmeric is a plant belonging to the ginger family. Its native land is the Indian subcontinent. Turmeric is used as an Ayurvedic medicine from ages and it is considered as a healing agent. It is helpful in preventing wounds and diseases. It is extensively useful to treat multiple diseases because of its beneficial components such as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and anticancer properties. One tablespoon of turmeric (about 7 grams) contains about 24 calories and 4.4 grams of carbs. It also contains:

  • 5 milligrams of manganese (26% of the daily value)
  • 8 milligrams of iron (16% of the DV)
  • 7 milligrams of vitamin C (3% of the DV)
  • 13 milligrams of magnesium (3% of the DV)

6 benefits of turmeric for Nephrotic syndrome:

  • Turmeric reduces inflammation: Kidney diseases usually occur because of inflammation; turmeric helps in reducing inflammation.
  • Turmeric is rich in antioxidants: Turmeric is considered a powerful antioxidant. It helps in neutralizing the toxins in the body Free radicals cause oxidation; turmeric is considered as an ultimate anti-oxidant that effectively neutralizes the toxins and provides a space for a better immunity system.
  • Turmeric helps in reducing the risks of diabetes: Other than just being an anti-oxidant; turmeric is considered as a beneficial agent to increase the resistance of insulin in your body.
  • Turmeric helps in treating edema: Turmeric helps in decreasing the swelling caused by edema; which is the third cause of getting hit by Nephrotic syndrome.
  • Turmeric helps in increasing memory and concentration: Being confused and lost all the time is one of the common symptoms of various kidney diseases, including Nephrotic syndrome.
  • Turmeric is useful to repair the damaged cells and tissues because of the causes of kidney diseases.

Turmeric contains the chemical curcumin. Curcumin and other chemicals in turmeric might decrease swelling (inflammation). Because of this, turmeric might be beneficial for treating conditions that involve inflammation. You may know it best as the spice in curry that provides its distinctive flavor and yellow color, but turmeric does more than stimulate your taste buds. This little spice has properties that may help you fight off infection, prevent cancer and help digestive problems. While turmeric is a source of potassium, a nutrient that people with kidney disease may need to limit, this spice may do more good than harm when it comes to kidney health. Consult your doctor to discuss turmeric and your personal health. Other than the above-mentioned benefits. Turmeric must have a childhood memory. Your mothers must have given Turmeric latte whenever you had got a wound or met with an accident. Turmeric is used in cosmetically benefits, repairing the wounds and damaged cells and tissues.

You can consume turmeric in the following ways:

  • Add a pinch of ground turmeric to roasted vegetables. The spice goes especially well with roasted potatoes and cauliflowers.
  • Sprinkle some turmeric on your evening green salad. This will up the nutritional value.
  • Who doesn’t love soups? Add some turmeric to them, and you are all set for a healthful treat.
  • Turmeric can be a brilliant addition to your morning/evening smoothie.
  • You can make turmeric tea: Simmer turmeric with coconut milk for a comforting beverage. You can also add honey for taste.

Conclusion: As we have read the above article so we can say that Turmeric is not just good for Nephrotic syndrome but in many health-related issues it helps you. Consume of turmeric as needed keep you always healthy and feet.

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