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Is it safe to use herbal supplements if I have kidney disease?

It is not considered safe to use herbal supplements if you have kidney disease. Some herbal products can harm your kidneys and make your kidney disease worse. Also, your kidneys cannot clear waste products from herbal products that can build up in your body.

The herbal supplement market is a multi-million-dollar business. You may hear from friends or family members about an herbal supplement that they think has improved their health or well-being, and they may suggest it to you. While this advice may be fine for them, it can be dangerous for those with kidney disease.

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