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Can Kidney Failure Patients Eat Flaxseed

Provided by Expert Yang Hongtao on : 2013-12-19 17:11

Can Kidney Failure Patients Eat FlaxseedFlaxseed may not be something that most people are familiar with. But its medical value can not be ignored. There is some evidence it may help reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes. Is it helpful for kidney failure? Can kidney failure patients eat it?

Honestly speaking, flaxseed is a tonic for the kidneys. It owes its primary healthy reputation to five of them: omega-3 essential fatty acids, lignans, fiber, protein and vitamins. From the following aspects, you can have a general knowledge of it.


Kidney failure results from inflammatory responses. ALA and ligans in flaxseed may have the function of reducing inflammation by helping block the release of certain pro-inflammatory agents.

-Boost immune system

Flaxseed can help with immune disorders by building your immune system, healing you from the inside out, and preventing illness.

-Lower high cholesterol

One benefit of flaxseed is that it can lower your cholesterol so as to reduce your chance of developing heart disease, which is a complication of kidney disease.

-Lower high blood pressure

The omega 3 fatty acids in flaxseed help lower high blood pressure.

-Help with diarrhea

Diarrhea is a symptom that many kidney failure patients suffer from. Flaxseed helps with diarrhea by helping to bulk up the stool as well as to gently soothe and heal the irritation of the intestinal system.

-Ease kidney pains and cramping

Kidney pains and cramping are also common symptoms that many kidney failure patients complain about. ALA in flaxseed helps promote bone health and reduce inflammation.

Here space limited, we do not list all the health benefits of flaxseed. All in all, the use of flaxseed encourages the function of your kidneys. Overall flaxseed encourages healing of the entire body.

How much flaxseed do you need? The optimum dose to obtain health benefits should depend on how much kidney function you have and other factors. Our doctors can give you a reasonable suggestion if you can email your test report to kidney-healthy@hotmail.com.


It is quite hard to fight against kidney disease for a long time. Now, a lot of kidney experts here try to give biggest help for kidney patients. If you have some questions about any kind of kidney disease, welcome to contact us by the following ways.

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