Question: My wife is CKD-V Patient and undergoing dialysis twice a week since last 8 months. She has started taking aloe vera juice once in a day. I would like to seek your advice whether juice should be beneficial or not.
Doctor: There are many health benefits associated with consuming aloe vera juice.
It is well known that for CKD stage 5 patients, their kidneys can not work properly, so many wastes and toxins build up in the body. Aloe vera juice can be a great natural option for clearing toxins.
-Boost immune system
Drinking aloe vera juice daily contributes to a healthy immune system, as polysaccharides in aloe vera juice stimulate macrophages, the white cells that fight viruses. And aloe vera juice contains many antioxidants which fight the free radicals and boost immune system.
Kidney disease is often caused by inflammatory response. Many substances in aloe vera juice are able to reduce inflammation, all without the risk of side effects.
-Alkalize the body
Due to the kidney impairment, acid-base balance in the body is in disorder. For people with CKD stage 5, their body often present the state of acidosis. Aloe vera juice can help alkalize the body and balance the acidity.
Anemia is a common symptom of CKD stage 5 patients. Drinking aloe vera juice can stimulate bone marrow to create red and white blood cells and multiply the diffusion abilities of red blood cells. Therefore, fatigue and headaches associated with anemia may gradually remit.
There are also many other benefits, such as regulate blood pressure, improve blood oxidation and circulation, lower cholesterol and make blood less sticky, etc.
However, aloe vera juice may cause diarrhea and electrolyte imbalance. It may also interact negatively with medicines she takes. Therefore, you had better consult your doctor.
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