Kidney Yang Deficiency

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Pattern of Illness

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Symptoms of Kidney Yang Deficiency
Sore lower back
Copious, pale urine
Cold limbs
Dislike cold
Weak legs
Water retention in the legs
Poor appetite
Loose stools
Sexual dysfunction
Premature ejaculation
Chronic vaginal discharge
Loose teeth

Related Conditions
Chronic nephritis
Low back pain
Sexual dysfunction
Chronic urinary and prostate problems
Chronic ear disorders
Adrenal fatigue
Erectile dysfunction

Foods Used For Kidney Yang Deficiency
These are just some of the foods that are believed to help kidney yang deficiency
  • Lobster
  • Sardines
  • Shrimp
  • Clove
  • Dill seed
  • Fennel
  • Pistachio
  • Raspberry
  • Walnuts

Since symptoms of imbalances in alternative medicine may be linked to a number of medical conditions, it's important to consult your physician if you have any health concerns. Self-treating a health condition and avoiding or delaying standard care may have serious consequences.

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Disclaimer: The information contained on this site is intended for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for advice, diagnosis or treatment by a licensed physician. It is not meant to cover all possible precautions, drug interactions, circumstances or adverse effects. You should seek prompt medical care for any health issues and consult your doctor before using alternative medicine or making a change to your regimen.

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