Some kidney patients like drinking tea. And indeed some teas are good for kidney health, such as dandelion tea and nettle leaf tea. Oolong tea is a kind of Chinese tea. Is it beneficial for kidney patients? The opinions are various. Some say that it is good, while some others believe it is bad for the kidney.
Health benefits of oolong tea
-Oolong tea contains high levels of antioxidants, which neutralize free radicals that are linked to diseases. Therefore, it is good for boosting immune system and protecting you from aliments.
-Oolong tea reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, which is the main cause of death for kidney patients.
-The antioxidants in oolong tea help the development of healthy bones and prevent osteoporosis for kidney patients.
-Nutrients in this tea detoxify the body, improve digestion and lower the risk of diabetes, the leading cause of kidney failure.
-Oolong tea is also helpful for controlling obesity and protect you from cancer. There are also other benefits. Space limited, we do not list them all here.
Side effects of oolong tea
-Oolong tea contains a certain amount of caffeine, so drinking too much of it can cause side effects, such as headache, nervousness, irritable bowel syndrome, irregular heartbeat, vomiting, heartburn etc.
-It may interact with the drug you take, such as high blood pressure medicines and blood thinning medicines.
-Drinking oolong tea may worsen anemia, because it may impair patients’iron metabolism.
-Oolong tea contains oxalates, which may lead to kidney stone and aggravate your state of illness.
However, all the side effects are associated with its excessive consumption. And according to the different medical condition, there are different requirements. If you would like a personalized opinion, please send your medical report to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will reply you soon after analysis.