Diabetes is hard to manage. You can get a comprehensive understanding of the disease here and get the information about the latest treatments and get professional advices. read more
Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is a brand-new therapy based on traditional Chinese herbal medicines dating back thousands of years ago. It combines the essences of herbal medicines read more
Hormonal therapy is commonly used to treat Kidney Disease in clinic. It refers to use one or more than one hormone medicines to suppress the over-reactive immune reaction read more
Patients are suggested to treat kidney disease first before they get pregnant read more
If you are diagnosed with Kidney Disease, you should talk to your doctor about starting an exercise read more
Foods and Drinks play an important role in Kidney Disease patients read more
Kidney Disease News and Events read more
In every week, a famous experienced renal medicine specialist will be invited to help diagnose and evaluate inpatient's disease condition, offering detailed therapeutic schedule. read more
Green tea is a healthy drinking for most people and is ordered to deal with wound since 2.000 years ago in Ancient China and Indian. However, if you have Chronic Kidney Disease, you are suggested to confirm with your doctor firstly.
My friend went to see her nephrologist last month and when they talked about diet management, she told her doctor her hobby of drinking tea. Her doctor felt surprised and immediately asked: “do you drink green tea?” “yes, sometimes I drink it.” Said my friend. The doctor suggested not to try it again.
My friend felt confused for she never knew the rule before and when she went back, she searched various information about kidney disease and green tea. She did much job on it and found many different explanations, but for her, obviously she should listen to her doctor.
Here is what she found about green tea.
Green tea is from unfermented leaves and is high concentration of poly phenol. This works as a very powerful antioxidant which helps lower cholesterol and increase HDL. Really, green tea has various benefits for human health.
But why the doctor removes green tea from CKD diet list?
The most convincing evidence that my friend found is that green tea is rich in caffeine, which is mentioned in most the studied she saw. Caffeine can raise blood pressure, strengthen the burden of kidneys and surely makes patient anxious always.
Thereby, not only green tea is not a recommended for CKD patients, but also other caffeine beverage.( Then, what kind of beverage is safe for CKD patients, you can consult us to get more information.)
In a summary, drinking green tea is fine and beneficial for healthy people, but it is not for kidney disease patients. In addition, green tea is not a good choice for pregnant women, breast feeding mother, hypertension patients and heart problem patients.