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Is it safe to eat a alfalfa supplement with CKD

  Is it safe to eat a alfalfa supplement with CKD? It is well known that Chronic Kidney Disease patients have to develop a balanced and healthy diet plan so as to protect kidney from the further damage.

  Alfalfa is known as “father of all foods”which is a herb. People use the leaves, sprouts and seeds to make medicine. It is used for kidney conditions, bladder and prostate conditions, and to increase urine flow. It is also used for high cholesterol level, asthma, osthma, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, upset stomach and bleeding disorders. People also take alfalfa as a source of vitamin A, C, E and K4; meanwhile, it is also a good source of calcium, potassium, phosphorus, and iron.

  However, taking alfalfa seeds long-term is likely unsafe. Alfalfa seed products may cause reactions that are similar to the autoimmune disease called lupus erythematosus. It also can cause some people’s skin to become extra sensitive to the sun. What’s more, it has many risks if patients have pregnancy or breast cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer and so on.

  Therefore, whether alfalfa is safe or not for kidney disease patients need to depend on patients’ illness condition. And you can regulate the dosage along with the changes of your illness condition.

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