COVID-19 Coronavirus and Chronic Kidney Disease Natural Treatments

Summary: A recent article published in the journal of renal nutrition covers natural options for anyone with kidney disease can use if they get the coronavirus. 

COVID-19 Coronavirus has changed the societal landscape of our everyday lives all around the world. It’s a  potentially devastating virus even for “healthy” people, but it’s almost guaranteed to be life-threatening to at-risk populations, and one of those at-risk populations happens to be people living with chronic kidney disease.

So, what can a person with CKD do to bolster their immune systems and build up their own natural defenses against Coronavirus? Luckily, a recent study in the Journal of Renal Health has highlighted various natural options for doing just that.

Here are some of the tips we thought were most valuable:

  • Vitamin C & D Intake. As is advised for those suffering from the common cold (itself one of numerous strains of coronavirus), upping your vitamin C intake by way of supplements or foods rich in Vitamin C can help boost immunity and lessen the severity of symptoms. Vitamin D can help keep calcium levels and heart health in good working order Opt for foods such as:
    • Citrus fruits
    • Tomatoes
    • Cantaloupe
    • Broccoli 
    • Cauliflower
    • Kale
    • Kiwi
    • Sweet Potato
    • Strawberries
    • Papaya
  • Maintaining a healthy kidney diet, balancing your caloric intake and protein whether taken via foods, keto-analogues or essential amino acids. 
  • Glucans. Specifically, oat beta-glucans were found to help reduce harmful toxins’ presence in the blood serum.
  • Maintaining vigilant hygiene measures. Washing hands, avoiding touching face, utilizing a mask and maintaining social distance in public settings. 

If you adhere to the aforementioned tips, there’s no reason you shouldn’t be well-equipped to make it through this pandemic with your health and your kidneys intact.

Stay safe everyone! 

Source: Read the full article at PubMed