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Is Turmeric Bad For Your Kidneys
Should be ok: Although turmeric is a source of potassium, which is a nutrient that people with kidney disease may have to limit, this spice overall may do more good than harm when dealing with kidney health. Tumeric is an anti-inflammatory agent which may offer some protection against chronic kidney disease and the progression to end-stage renal failure. ...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
Hi. I am presently taking metprolol and lisinipril. Also have kidney failure that is presently improving. Is it safe to take turmeric? Thank you
For a recurring subaceous cyst if its hot to touch is it too late to use turmeric or should I just get cut open again. It on lower back?
Infected?: Is it hot and red? If so, it may be infected and may require both antibiotics and surgical excision. See a doctor immediately to ascertain what is going on. Turmeric will not help an acute infection. Besides, turmeric hasn't been definitively proven in human studies to have any specific reliable benefits. Also, not well absorbed without piperine. ...Read more
Yes- usually good: Turmeric has many health benefits. It thins blood, meaning it reduces risk of blood clots & reduces blood viscosity. Thus, like aspirin, it reduces risk of heart attacks & strokes. It improves the rate of blood flow through microcapillaries, increasing delivery of oxygen & nutrients to our tissues. But if you are having surgery or have a tendency to bleed then this could be harmful. See comment:. ...Read more
What is it about turmeric that it works so good? I have a bad knee and decided to try it and it takes away a lot of the pain so how does it do that?
Hi, Thank you for your question.
Curcumin is most known for its potent anti-inflammatory properties. The compound has been shown to influence more than 700 genes, and it can inhibit both the activity and the synthesis of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX2) and 5-lipooxygenase (5-LOX), as well as other enzymes that have been implicated in inflammation.
Hope that helps, Dr. M. ...Read more
What should I do if I have asthma and have a bad cold which has settled in lungs. Will turmeric 750 mg. Help?
Turmeric ; Asthma: Turmeric has many applications, and can be a good anti-inflammatory agent. However, asthma is not one of these uses. If you're looking for herbal assistance, boswellia and butterbur have been used more for this condition. If your cold has "settled in lungs" though, it's important to make sure you don't have bronchitis or pneumonia -- meaning you need to see your physician for an exam. ...Read more
Ltyrosine, biotin, prozac, (fluoxetine) iron, turmeric, omega3 f/o, coffee, calcium, ginkgo, & g kula good or bad mix?
Are ginger root supplements bad if you have diabetes and gallstones or is it safe to take? Also what about tumeric supplements? Thank you
Broccoli: I like to saute broccoli with garlic and turmeric in olive oil. The active ingredients in turmeric such as curcurmin are being studied for their medicinal value, but at this time I know of no evidence that food-grade turmeric has an specific medicinal properties. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many many benefits: Turmeric is among the healthiest of herbs. It & its constituent curcumin is an anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, thins blood, supports liver detox, protects against cancer & kills cancer cells, protects against alzheimer's, lowers cholesterol, protects against heart failure etc. I recommend meriva, an extract that is very well absorbed. See http://www. Whfoods. Com/genpage. Php? Tname=foodspice&dbid=78. ...Read more
Turmeric is a cornerstone of traditional chinese and ayurvedic health practices
turmeric contains plant-based antioxidants that help fight cell-damaging free radicals called curcuminoids. Claims of enhancig brain health have not been proven, but many prominent nutritionists agree that antioxxidants are beneficial, so there may be some validity as one of several nutritional supports. ...Read more
No evidence: While one study looking at the ingredient in turmeric (curcumin) suggested antimicrobial properties (not in humans), there is no evidence turmeric treats cold sores. Curcumin is not the same as the dried spice. Mores studies are necessary of the active ingredient before doctors can prescribe it as a viable treatment. ...Read more