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Under CRF stage, a heart patient. On dialysis. Will kidney function improve by drinking cranberry, wheatgrass juice?

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my father is a crf stage 5 patients and he is on dialysis last one year, so i want to know is dialysis will be stopped once started and he is also heart patient and can he drink cranberry juice and wheatgrass juice and kidney function will improve after drink cranberry juice and wheatgrass juice
Asked On : Thu, 4 Apr 2013
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Thanks for the query.
With the information you have provided, It is difficult to provide a definite answer to your first question, ie whether your father can come off dialysis. This really depends on how his kidneys are functioning. This can be determined by finding out his urine output in a day and also specialised tests like 44 hour creatinine clearance test. His pre-dialysis lab results will also help.
The second part of the query: there is no evidence to prove that drinking any particular juice cures kidney failure. In fact drinking too much juice can increase the potassium levels in patients undergoing dialysis.
Hope this helps
Good luck.
Answered: Sun, 7 Jul 2013
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