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Is Apple Cider Vinegar Good For Kidneys
Urban myth...: ...or you could call it an old wives' tale. Drinking cider or any other vinegar, or any acid, won't do anything to "clean the kidneys" or otherwise help your health. If you like the taste, feel free (in moderation). Otherwise find a drink that tastes better! ...Read more
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
If I have kidney disease , and I have a very dry scalp, can I use apple cider vinegar, to help me ?
Sure: If your kidney disease upsets your stomach, the vinegar may make it worse. If you're expecting drinking the vinegar to help dry scalp, you're overly optimistic. Applying it topically might help -- your physician may have other suggestions. Apple cider vinegar is promoted as being good for everything, which itself should let you draw a reasonable conclusion. Still, it's interesting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here are some ...: a 5-mm kidney stone usually causes no discomfort as long as not detached from kidney to drop down to cause ureteral obstruction on its ways through ureter to bladder. On average, some 75-85% of a 4-mm stone will spontaneously pass to bladder in 2 weeks. And 95% of kidney stones could not be dissolved; if dissolvable, still take a tremendous personal and professional dedication to alkalize urine... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Past 2months suffering from kidney stone..mild pain pain comes and goes.i get more pain after drinking lemon juice or apple cider vinegar...
May need it out: If the stone is not passing on its own, you may need to have it removed by a urologist. There are many techniques available depending on the situation. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Hadn't heard that...: I am a big fan of olive oil (extra virgin) as moisturizer for eczema. As i tell my patients, use the olive olive, but don't put your kid in the salad. I have not heard of vinegar as it would seem to dry out the skin, rather than moisturize it. Eczema is a tough disease and keeping the skin moist is key. Good luck... ...Read more
No good evidence: There is no good evidence that apple cider vinegar helps the liver in any way. The best summary I can find of the few good studies of apple cider vinegar is at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1785201/ I wouldn't recommend it, especially if you already have liver disease. ...Read more
No: People selling apple cider vinegar are enjoying its popularity, all the way to the bank. Haven't seen any scientific proof to back up the many myths and rumors around apple cider vinegar. One can look at it as just another edible vinegar, for use to make one's foods more interesting. ...Read more
Cider vinegar: I have never found drinking vinegar good to drink. But that is because I prefer a good wine. ...Read more
Apple cider vinegar: Are you referring to pulmonary problems? Not that I am aware of. ...Read more
Not so much: Reflux can be serious. Apple cider vinegar is promoted for everything -- and this alone should tell you something. Something as simple as elevating the head of your bed may help more. Staying trim and fit is a plus; you may not be able to eliminate reflux but you can control the symptoms. Your physician knows how to manage it and when to do endoscopy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Anyone who would tell you something this foolish is ignorant of the basic essentials of human biology. There's nothing "spiritual" about sucker websites. Nothing you can swallow -- no matter how distasteful or disgusting -- will do you nearly so much good as simply staying in good physical shape through aerobic exercise. Best wishes. ...Read more
No good evidence.: Here is a discussion of legitimate research on the effects of apple cider vinegar (no mention of its benefits on skin/hair) http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/06/02/apple-cider-vinegar-hype.aspx Here is an outstanding article at about the perils of being guided by pseudo-scientific claims generally, and apple cider vinegar particularly: http://tinyurl.com/78mpd8t ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lifestyle changes: Apple cider does have anti inflammatory health benefits. Nevertheless, most people fail to lose weight because they have difficulty adopting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Low sugar intake, consume healthy fats and protein like fish chicken and turkey. Green leafy vegetables should makeup at east 1/4 of your diet. 30-60 mins of exercise 5 days/week. Minimal alcohol intake and 7-9 hrs sleep. ...Read more
No: That's silly stuff. The fact that it's promoted for everything should tell you that this is intended to mislead good, simple people. The one evidence-based, consistent finding in strengthening immune responses (tested by responses to antigen challenges) is heavy-duty aerobic exercise. If you're interested in this stuff, get with an evidence-based holistic practitioner in your community. ...Read more
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