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Doctor insights on: Is Turmeric Bad For Your Kidneys

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Is turmeric bad for kidneys?

Is turmeric bad for 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

Kidney (Definition)

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


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Hi. I am presently taking metprolol and lisinipril. Also have kidney failure that is presently improving. Is it safe to take turmeric? Thank you

Hi. I am presently taking metprolol and lisinipril. Also have kidney failure that is presently improving. Is it safe to take turmeric? Thank you

TUMERIC: The kidney disease can be from the hypertension, or vise versa. Tumeric is a supplement that will not interact with your current blood pressure meds in general doses. Ask your doctor prior however as he knows your history. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Does turmeric thin blood? Is blood thinning bad? What are benefits?

Does turmeric thin blood? Is blood thinning bad? What are benefits?

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

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Does turmeric thin blood? Is blood thinning bad? What are benefits?

Does turmeric thin blood? Is blood thinning bad? What are benefits?

Yes. Possibly. None.: Has been reported to inhibit platelet aggregation. So should be used with caution in those who are taking antiplatetet and anticoagulant medications. The amount found in foods is likely inconsequential. No proven benefit, but theoretically a good antioxidant. ...Read more

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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?

Turmeric: 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

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What should I do if I have asthma and have a bad cold which has settled in lungs. Will turmeric 750 mg. Help?

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

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I get bad lower leg pain, which worsens after exceeds. NSAIDs help. Would like I try turmeric curcumin. Can u Please recommend brand n dose.?

250mg 3 x daily: tumeric contains curcumin, the active ingredient for anti inflammation. Capsules amounts vary, so read the labels for certainty. Leg pains have many causes, see your doc for a proper eval for diagnosis and then treatment option become clearer ...Read more

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Ltyrosine, biotin, prozac, (fluoxetine) iron, turmeric, omega3 f/o, coffee, calcium, ginkgo, & g kula good or bad mix?

Ltyrosine, biotin, prozac, (fluoxetine) iron, turmeric, omega3 f/o, coffee, calcium, ginkgo, & g kula good or bad mix?

See details: All of these supplements have no real value for a 27 year old. Do not waste your money. Coffee has benefit. Prozac (fluoxetine) also has benefit when used for the proper indications. ...Read more

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Is eating tumeric in excess bad?

Is eating tumeric in excess bad?

Can be!: Can't answer it without knowing how much. It is not poisonous but too much will give you a stomach ache and cramping with diarrhea. ...Read more

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Does tumeric causes bad body odor?

Does tumeric causes bad body odor?

See below: It is possible---leave it off and see if it improves. If not see your doctor. ...Read more

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Are ginger root supplements bad if you have diabetes and gallstones or is it safe to take? Also what about tumeric supplements? Thank you

Are ginger root supplements bad if you have diabetes and gallstones or is it safe to take? Also what about tumeric supplements? Thank you

No effect: Will make no difference like most holistic naturalistic supplements except to lighten your wallet
There have been no longitudinal double blind studies to date that prove its benefits ...Read more

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What is turmeric good for?

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 more

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What are the benefits of turmeric use?

What are the benefits of turmeric use?

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

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Is turmeric healthy? What are benefits?

Recipe: Turmeric has been shown in research to be anti-bacterial and anti-cancer. ...Read more

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What is this curcumin in turmeric?

What is this curcumin in turmeric?

Many effects: Reduces inflammation and edema; accelerates wound healing; stimulates muscle regeneration; inhibits platelet aggregation; therapeutic effects with arthritis, ibs and more. But it's very hard to absorb. Be careful of source, may contain solvents. ...Read more

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What are the effects of curcumin (turmeric)?

What are the effects of curcumin (turmeric)?

Yes!: 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

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Is turmeric ok for cold sores?

Is turmeric ok for cold sores?

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

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Is turmeric is good for uric acid?

Is turmeric is good for uric acid?

No: If you have gout you need to be on allopurinol. If you do not have gout there is little reason to do anything about an elevated uric acid level. Tumeric has no benefit for this issue. ...Read more

Tumeric (Definition)

Turmeric (curcuma longa) is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of ...Read more