The phytotherapeutic for the treatment of chronic renal failure in cats and dogs and herbal remedies to reduce symptoms, control inflammation and reduce oxidative stress.
Chronic kidney disease cat dog Role Oxidative stress
Inflammation as an essential part of chronic kidney disease (CKD) was recognized in the late 1990s when it was linked to cardiovascular disease, loss of protein, energy and increased mortality.
Several are the contributing factors to the chronic inflammatory state of CKD, including increased production and reduced clearance of pro-inflammatory cytokines, oxidative stress, acidosis, chronic and recurrent infections, impaired metabolism and intestinal dysbiosis.
Sixteen patients with CKD (56.0 ± 16.0 years) were randomly selected to receive the two supplements or placebo. Plasma levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor-a (TNF-α), glutathione peroxidase (GPx) and serum C-reactive protein were measured at 8 weeks. At the conclusion of the study, those who received curcumin and Boswellia serrata experienced a reduction in interleukin-6 from pre-treatment values, indicating a decrease in inflammation, and correction of oxidative stress.
Correction of oxidative stress is another line of anti-inflammatory interventions in CKD that has recently been the subject of extensive investigation. T.ocopherol e N-acetylcysteine are some of the proposed therapies.
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Chronic kidney disease cat dog Herbal Remedies
to reduce BUN and nephrotic syndrome in cats and dogs
Hawthorn is effective in promoting good blood flow, has a diuretic effect and improves renal circulation.
Burdock (Arctium lappa)
The Burdock helps the kidneys to eliminate toxins, useful for its known purifying properties, mainly on the liver and kidneys.
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